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8 Business English Speaking Skills Exercises

1 Business English: making requests exercise (with answers)

 
         This is a  business English  ESL exercise to help students learn how make polite requests in English. The pictures provide contexts so the students can more fully engage with the meanings and uses of the vocabulary.  Click on the image  below or the link to download the printable PDF file.

 

Business English making requests worksheet

Business English making requests (PDF)

2 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)

3 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)

4 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)

5 Elements of common work conversations

 
      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)

6 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)

7  Office conversations (with answers)

This is a business English ESL exercise to help students practice common office conversations.  Click on the image or the link to download the printable PDF file.

 

office conversations speech bubbles worksheet

Office conversations  (PDF)

8 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. Click on the image below or the link to download the printable PDF file.

 

Business English gestures language activity

Business woman: what is she saying (PDF)

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