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Import/export, logistics and supply chain vocabulary exercises

The language and vocabulary of importing, exporting, logistics and supply chains has often seemed quite boring but these days it is becoming more essential and relevant to understanding the economy and economic issues than in decades. Below are some exercises to help students of Business English understand these topics.

1 Introduction to import/export vocabulary

Here are a couple of matching exercises to help introduce students to import /export vocabulary.

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2 Parts of speech for importing/exporting

This is an exercise exploring the parts of speech and language use when talking about the import/export process.

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Import /export gap fill exercise

3 Logistics discussion questions

Logistics discussion questions is a vocabulary and listening/speaking exercise for Business English students focusing on aspects of logistics.

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Logistics discussion questions and answers

4 Supply chain complaints exercise

This is an exercise exploring common complaints about supply chain issues.

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Supply chain complaints listening

5 Elementary reading comprehension exercise about a day in the life of an importer/exporter.

This is an elementary reading comprehension exercise about a day in the life of an importer/exporter.

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A day in the life of an importer/exporter

6 Elementary supply chain reading

This is an elementary reading comprehension exercise about the supply chain.

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Supply chain process

7 Advanced supply chain reading

This is a more advanced and detailed reading comprehension exercises about the supply chain.

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8 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)

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