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Essential Business English Vocabulary Exercises and Worksheets

 1 Common Business English phrases/expressions 1 (with answers and audio)

  This is an  ESL listening/speaking exercise  for practicing  common business English expressions by matching expressions and phrases to pictures and writing  sentences. First, the students match the expressions to the pictures. Then they can listen and try to write sentences using the expressions. Finally, they can ask/answer the questions.

Common Business English phrases 1 (PDF)

Common Business English phrases/expressions 1

(video and audio mp4)

(video and audio mp4  YouTube)

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2 Business collocations worksheet (with audio and answers)

  This is a  business English  ESL exercise  introducing and exploring business collocations. Students begin by writing the words and phrases in the appropriate columns.  Then they write sentences using the collocations.  Then they can listen to the audio and check if they have all the collococations.

Common business collocations exercise

Common business collocations(PDF)

Business collocations

(video and audio mp4)

(video and audio mp4 YouTube)

 3  Elements of workplace activities (with answers)

  A lesson exploring language and expressions that describe workplace activities. It includes  a short  speaking activity that gives students the opportunity to use the language to express their own ideas.

Language and expressions exercise for describing workplace activities.

Elements of workplace activities (PDF)

(see the video version on YouTube)

Elements of workplace activities

4 Common Business English phrases/expressions 2 (with audio and answers)

  This is another  elementary ESL exercise   for  practicing  common business English expressions by matching expressions and phrases to pictures and writing  sentences. 

Common business English phrases/expressions 2

Common Business English phrases 2 (PDF)

Common Business English phrases/expressions 2

5 Logistics (and shipping) vocabulary worksheet (with audio and answers)

    This business English  ESL  vocabulary and listening exercise aims  to help students understand logistics  and shipping vocabulary. Students match the vocabulary to the pictures and then listening to the audio and write short sentences at the bottom of the page.

Logistics vocabulary and sentence writing exercise

Logistics vocabulary  (PDF)

Logistics

(video and audio mp4)

(video and audio mp4 YouTube)

6 Working in a factory vocabulary worksheet (with answers)

    This is an ESL exercise  for teaching English expressions for working in a factory   Students match the expressions to the pictures.

Working in a factory vocabulary and common expressions

Working in a factory  vocabulary  (PDF)

(YouTube video)

Working in a factory

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 7 Elements of  Business English vocabulary (with answers)

This is an ESL exercise   for  introducing or reviewing  common business English expressions by matching expressions and phrases to pictures.  Students use their language and critical thinking skills to match the common business English expressions and phrases to the pictures. As a follow-up the teacher might ask the students to create full sentences describing the activities taking place in the pictures.

Elements of buisness phrases and expressions

Elements of business (PDF)

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8 Expanding business English vocabulary 1 (with answers)

Expanding business English vocabulary is an intermediate worksheet with vocabulary-picture matching and questions aimed at improving students’ language skills with enjoyable and relatable tasks. It is a bit more advanced and challenging than the exercises above.

Expanding business English vocabulary is an intermediate worksheet with vocabulary-picture matching and questions.

Expanding business English vocabulary (PDF)

9 Expanding business English vocabulary 2 (with answers)

Another  intermediate worksheet with vocabulary-picture matching and questions aimed at testing students’ language skills with enjoyable and relatable tasks. It is a bit more advanced and challenging than the exercises above.

An intermediate expanding business English vocabulary exercise.

Expanding business English vocabulary  2(PDF)

 10 Elements of office work

Elements of office work includes vocabulary and common expressions  with vocabulary-picture matching and relatable questions for business English students.

Elements of office vocabulary and common expressions exercise for business English students.

Elements of office work (PDF)

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