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 vocabulary, listening/speaking and reading comprehension exercises to help students of Business English expand their language skills.
Here are a couple of matching exercises to help introduce students to import /export vocabulary.
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This is an exercise exploring the parts of speech and language use when talking about the import/export process.
Logistics discussion questions is a vocabulary and listening/speaking exercise for Business English students focusing on aspects of logistics.
This is an exercise exploring common complaints about supply chain issues.
This is an elementary reading comprehension exercise about a day in the life of an importer/exporter.
This is an elementary reading comprehension exercise about the supply chain.
An interview/role play listening/speaking exercise for higher elementary to pre-intermediate students.
This is a more advanced and detailed reading comprehension exercises about the supply chain.
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.