Business Speaking Class: Introduction

Welcome to the class. This class will help you learn English speaking skills. The class is for beginner level students.


The class has several objectives:

  • learn 300 to 500 words
  • improve listening skills
  • improve speaking skills
  • learn basic writing skills
  • learn a few  negotiation skills

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


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.


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. You need these to improve your English and complete the exercises in the video lessons: book audio files.

Today’s English Lessons

Hour 1

Quick Hi (5)

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

Syllabus (10)

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?

Check answers and demo (10)

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?


Hour 2

Some review work in the textbook

Quick vocabulary check (10)

  • noun, verb, adjective, adverb, sentence, phrase

Page 3 E (15)

Write questions with 5 verbs: work, live, like, come, speak.

Pair Work (10)

Ask partner questions, then switch.

Page 4 A (10)

Write sentence with words. Pair work dialogue with partner.

Check answers in class. (10)

Hour 3

Running dictation (15)

  • explain, make teams and set up
  • run game
  • check answers

Review (10)

Write a short introduction like you might say at work. 5 or six sentences.

Group work  (15)

Other students ask questions, like:

  • Where do you work?
  • When do you work?
  • What do you do?
  • What do you do for lunch?

Back Up (10)

  • speed game

Wrap Up

What did we do today?

  • speaking and listening.
  • make questions and answers
  • talk about work

More Back Up



running dictation

bus puzzle

murder mystery


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