Free materials for busy Business English teachers

Martin Wheeler

Comparison frames

By Martin Wheeler on Feb 3, 2020 11:15:00 AM in Free Materials

More than, the same as practice

A clear explanation, followed by multiple choice, followed by free practice. A nice introduction to using comparisons.

Concise language (spoken and written)

By Martin Wheeler on Oct 9, 2018 10:54:00 AM in Free Materials

These pages have a combination of activities starting with developing the structure and set sentences for short concise explanations as a practice in order to create a concise letter or e-mail as well as spoken language.

Explain yourself: vocabulary practice

By Martin Wheeler on Aug 15, 2018 1:55:31 PM in Free Materials

This is a fun activity aimed at B1 and up.

For example: Yesterday you were seen driving an Audi TT.  Angelina Jolie was next to you. Explain yourself!


Priorities - Time Management

By Martin Wheeler on Dec 13, 2017 12:26:00 PM in Free Materials

Language-based activity on personal priorities at work

This exercise is a chance to get participants to discuss how they prioritize their work while practicing a language point that is often difficult for them to remember.  (It’s also a crafty...

Gains and losses - reporting on business performance

By Martin Wheeler on Nov 28, 2017 12:00:04 PM in Free Materials

Comprehensive exercise that works great for intermediate learners of business English...

 This activity starts with a reading comprehension on gains and losses in the autmotive industry. There are a total of 7 tasks to complete. The document can...

Giving and checking letters, numbers and symbols

By Martin Wheeler on Aug 2, 2017 1:56:38 PM in Free Materials

Telephoning / checking information

Taking note of names, email addresses, codes etc. is a tricky business for beginners. This exercise offers great practice for anyone at CEFR B1 or below who has to note down detailed information (particularly on...

Budget cuts at Bunsen Glass

By Martin Wheeler on May 23, 2017 10:35:34 AM in Free Materials

Discussions / Information exchange 

This material touches on some pretty complex concepts using reasonably accessible language. Basically, it is the time-honoured concept of the hunter vs. the farmer and the “winner” depends entirely on a)...