Business English Y2018 W3

Welcome to the third ESL business class. 

Hour 1

Basic Plan for today’s class

  • Warm up with vocabulary
  • Review BE verb
  • Midterm exam schedule
  • Midterm exam questions and practice


Warm Up – Quick Thinking (10)

Ask your partner to say these things.

Student A

Can you say …

  1. Six vegetables.
  2. Three ways to cook an egg.
  3. Three kinds of dessert.
  4. Two things in a grocery store sold in a carton.
  5. Four kinds of seafood.
  6. Seven side dishes in a Korean meal.

Student B

Can you say …

  1. Three things that make food taste sweet.
  2. Four kinds of grains.
  3. Three salty foods.
  4. Six kinds of fruit.
  5. Six ice cream flavors.
  6. Four countries famous for wine.

Simple present tense BE verb (5)

  • I am, He is, She is, it is, You are , they are, We are

Make a sentence with each of these. For example

  • I am a buyer.
  • He is tall.
  • She is kind.
  • It is a large company.
  • You are beside me.
  • We are busy.
  • They are at school.

Short conversations (20)

  • work with a partner
  • look at the pictures
  • ask partner questions
  • partner answers
  • switch


Midterm Exam Prep

This is a speaking test. The exam has 6 parts. It should take each person about 5-7 minutes.

Schedule (10)

  • Speaking test.
  • Let’s make a schedule.
  • The exam will be Saturday, October 27.
  • What time do we start?

Part 1 Business Introduction (20)

Speak for 30 seconds. Introduce yourself. You can talk about:

  • Your name (first name and last name)
  • Where you work?
  • What does the company make or sell?
  • Your job title
  • What you do in a typical day at work?

Part 2 Describe Things (10)

Look at a picture and describe what you see. Use sentences that start with:

  • There is
  • There are

Here are some practice questions. The test questions will be similar.


Part 3 How often (15)

You will get a few questions with How often do you …? You will get some follow up questions.

You should know things like

  • once a week
  • once a month
  • once a year
  • three times a week
  • three times a year
  • never

Say a long answer for each question.

For example:

  • How often do you drink coffee?
  • I drink coffee two times a day.
  1. How often do you go shopping?
  2. How often do you cook food?
  3. How often do you go to work?
  4. How often do you work late?
  5. How often do you see a movie?
  6. How often do you go to a coffee shop?


Part 4 General Questions (15)

Make a long answer for each question. You will get a follow up question as well.

  1. What time is it?
  2. What is the date?
  3. What day is it today? What day is tomorrow? What day was yesterday?
  4. What is the biggest city in Korea?
  5. What is the largest island in Korea?
  6. What is the nicest beach in Korea?
  7. What is the tallest mountain in Korea?


Part 5 Past tense (15)

You get a verb. Then you make a question and answer in the past tense.

For example:

  • eat
  • What did you eat for yesterday?
  • I ate a sandwich yesterday.

You should know these verbs.

  1. eat – ate
  2. send – sent
  3. leave – left
  4. go – went
  5. meet – met
  6. make – made
  7. write – wrote
  8. see – saw
  9. buy – bought
  10. drink – drank


Good luck


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