Free materials for busy Business English teachers

Secret Agent Roleplay

By GeorgeBarse on Feb 19, 2018 10:02:00 AM in Free Materials

The aim of this task is to activate the latent vocabulary and grammar which participants need to make general chit chat with strangers, colleagues or acquaintances, but it can also be used in conjunction with other small talk activities to...

Exchanging opinions

By Ian Taylor on Feb 6, 2018 12:43:25 PM in Free Materials

Aims to help participants learn and practice set phrases in English, that can be used in a variety of business situations. E.g. when giving opinions, agreeing, disagreeing, and asking different types of questions.

Inventions - brilliant or stupid?

By Helen Sinclair on Jan 4, 2018 2:26:00 PM in Free Materials

Giving opinions / Discussions

This card game is to encourage critical thinking and fluency. The discussion questions can be put on the board before the session or you can print them out if you wish.

Passive Review

By Ian Taylor on Dec 20, 2017 1:12:00 PM in Free Materials

Active/Passive language

Thorough review of using passive language in business. The examples in this document are based on a software/IT department, but this can be easily changed.

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...

Do you understand?

By Jonny West on Dec 1, 2017 11:30:00 AM in Free Materials

Confirming information and giving instructions

The situations that this document presents can easily be replaced with your students' actual situations. This activity focuses on using firm, polite language.

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...

FILLED: Part-time InCorporateTrainer®™ in Bamberg

By Helen Sinclair on Nov 10, 2017 2:21:14 PM in Jobs - Filled

Your future job?

We are looking for a part-time InCorporateTrainer®™ to work with one of our clients, an international company in the automotive sector, towards their Business English communication goals.  

The position will be a contracted...

Changes in change management

By Jonny West on Nov 10, 2017 11:42:52 AM in Free Materials

Change management is a big topic in modern business. How should companies deal with major changes?

Student A

Takes on the role of divisional manager who has worked for the company for nearly 25 years. You are completely against investing any...

Communicative task grid: email and phone call

By Jonny West on Nov 10, 2017 11:26:18 AM in Free Materials

IT / Project Management


Daniel, an IT Manager and Project Leader based in Germany, has to set up a high-speed communications line between Vienna and Singapore (internet and phone). He has been told that the single telecoms provider has...