Business English Y2018 W1

Welcome to the class. This class will help you learn English speaking skills. 

ESL Class Introduction

Today is an introduction class. It is 50 minutes.


Syllabus Outline


The class has several objectives:

  • learn 100 to 200 words
  • improve listening and speaking skills
  • learn a few negotiation skills


In class, you will do lots of speaking activities. I will not speak very much. This is your chance to practice speaking and listening to other people.

The class has 4 parts:

  • Video part 1: textbook (e.g. reading, listening, short stories, dictation, a little grammar)
  • Video part 2: communication skills that help you get more information from customers
  • Video part 3: negotiation skills (9 tactics such as a plan to get the best price when you buy something)
  • Classroom: practice speaking skills, a little writing


This is how your final score will be calculated.

  • midterm exam speaking test: 30%
  • final exam speaking test: 30%
  • attendance: 20%
  • participation: 20%


You should have the book by now. It is called Business Plus Student Book 1. Here is a link for the audio files: book audio files.

Today’s English Lesson

1 Hour

Quick Hi (5)

  • What is your name?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • Do you have a nickname?

Syllabus (10)

See above.

5 x 5 Activity (20)

Here is a grid example.

  • Where do you work?
  • What do you do?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • What is your favorite food?

30 verbs (15)

We can practice making questions and saying short answers with these important verbs: 30 verbs worksheet.

Here are some example questions:

  1. present tense with WHAT
  2. present tense with CAN
  3. present tense with DO
  4. past tense with DID


  • What do you like to eat?
  • What do you like to drink?
  • What do you like to read?


  • Can you drive a car?
  • Can you speak English?
  • Can you play soccer?


  • What did you do yesterday?
  • What did you watch yesterday?
  • What did you cook yesterday?


  • Do you have any pets?
  • Do you like to play any sports?
  • Do you like to study?