Business Trade English: Lesson 1

Welcome back. It’s another Business English class.

Introduction

We have 18 in-class hours together. We will do 3 things in this class to improve practical English skills:

  • review and complete writing exercises from the textbook and video series
  • do short pair work activities to improve speaking
  • learn to write a short business email

 

Assessment

The course assessment will be as follows:

  • 50% attendance
  • 30% participation
  • 20% final exam (writing)

 

Hours 1 -3 

Part 1: Class introduction (10)

Part 2: Conversation Practice (20)

  • What’s your favorite …

Part 3: Textbook (50)

Part 4: Email writing (50)

  • look at template requesting information
  • name different parts
  • notice simple structure
  • use bullets to ask questions
  • close with contact information

Task: Apple smartphone

  • write an email asking for information about the Apple 4 smartphone
  • ask about memory, battery life and screen size
  • check email messages on computer

 

Part 5: Conversation Practice (20)

  • Something – vocabulary list

Lunch

Hours 4-6

Part 1: Conversation Practice (20)

  • Important to me 

Part 2: Textbook (50)

Part 3: Email writing task (50)

review answer template for hotel

  • Send answer with information about Apple 4
  • check data sheet
  • send formatted email message

Part 4: Conversation Practice (20)

  • Association – vocabulary list