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15 Brilliant Business English Speaking Skills Worksheets

Business English speaking skills exercises  can include:

  • basic socializing activities
  • telephoning practice
  • common office exchanges
  • short role plays with colleagues, customers and clients
  • practice asking, requesting and providing information.

Updated 5th January 2019

1 Company activities: What do they do?

The words create, produce, develop, design, invent, build, sell, provide and manufacture are often used interchangeably to describe company activities. This activity focuses on these and related words and the subtle differences between their usage.

Talking about companies business English worksheet.

What do companies do?(PDF)

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2 Business skills

It’s also pretty easy for students to talk about business skills as it relates to their personal preferences and abilities.  The speaking section can also be expanded to include all the skills shown in the pictures.

Skills for business English language exercise.

Business Skills (PDF)

3 Business problems and solutions

Problems and solutions exercises make for good speaking and discussion classes. Here, students match the problems to the pictures and give solutions in answer to the questions. as above, the solutions exercise could be expanded to include all the problems shown in the pictures.

Business English:talking about problems and solutions.

Business problems and solutions (PDF)

4 Elementary business socializing (with suggested answers)

This is an elementary business English ESL exercise exploring the language and vocabulary used to make short conversations in various business and social situations. Students use their imaginations to write short conversations for each situation. Then they can compare answers. Click on the image below or the link to download the printable PDF file.

 

Business socializing language worksheet

Business socializing (PDF)

5 Talking about office problems

This is an elementary ESL speaking exercise for talking about problems in the office. First, students try to match the vocabulary at the bottom of the page to the pictures. They can then use that vocabulary to answer questions about the pictures. Click on the image below or the link to download the printable PDF file.

Office problems speaking activity

Talking about office problems (PDF)

6 Telephone conversation about a delivery (with answers)

This is a telephoning exercise for English language learners to practice using elementary language necessary for business and making phone calls. Students complete the conversation with the vocabulary in the box.

Telephone delivery conversation

Telephone delivery conversation (PDF)

7 Business English: making requests exercise (with answers)

 
         This is a  Business English  ESL exercise to help students learn how to make polite requests in English. 

 

Business English making requests worksheet

Business English making requests (PDF)

8 Asking for information : business English dialogues gapfill (with answers)

Students need to be versatile and flexible when they speak English. This gap fill exercise provides a number of everyday conversations and situations .  It challenges students to complete the short dialogues with the appropriate vocabulary. Click on the image below or the link to download the printable PDF file.

 

Asking for information business speaking skills worksheet

Asking for information business English gap fill (PDF)

 9 Office telephone conversation (gap fill and answers)

       This is a business  English office and   telephoning language exercise  to help English language learners practice expressions and phrases used in everyday  office conversational exchanges.  This exercise helps students study a dialogue and  become familiar with common office conversations. 

 

Office telephoning vocabulary gap fill exercise for Business English students

Office telephoning language exercise(PDF)

10  Discussing business activities speaking lesson

 
  This is an ESL   speaking and writing lesson  for talking about common business activities and tasks.. First, students match the expressions to the pictures. Then, they can have short conversations discussing the business activities they like and dislike.

 

discussing business activities speaking exercise

Discussing business activities (PDF)

11 Elements of common work conversations (with answers)

 
      This is an ESL exercise  for teaching common English  expressions in an office setting. Students match the words to the pictures and the sentences.  Click on the image  below or the link at the right.to download the printable  PDF file.

 

 

Business English vocabulary for common work conversations

Elements of common work conversations (PDF)

12  Office conversations (with answers)

This is a business English ESL exercise to help students practice common office conversations.

office conversations speech bubbles worksheet

Office conversations  (PDF)

13 Business woman: what is she saying ? (with answers)

This is a business English ESL exercise introducing some common expressions and sentences. Students need to interpret the meanings of the woman’s gestures and match the vocabulary to the pictures.

Business English gestures language activity

Business woman: what is she saying (PDF)

14  Telephoning speaking skills

 
  This is a  telephoning language exercise  for English language learners to practice the English expressions and phrases used in everyday phone calls.

telephoning vocabulary practice

Telephoning speaking skills  (PDF)

15 Pictures for short role plays in random business situations

This is an elementary  business English  ESL exercise  exploring the language and vocabulary used to make short conversations in various workplace situations.  Students use their imaginations to write short conversations for each situation.

Business-English-roleplays

Mini-role plays (PDF)

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