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In this section you'll find materials and lesson plans to get your students prepared for real work scenarios and introduce them to business-related language and grammar, as well as tips and ideas on a range of teaching techniques used in business English classes. And, if you need to keep your lessons topical, our Business Spotlight series provides the perfect solution: based on articles from Business Spotlight, it covers a range of stimulating professional topics, from honesty in job interviews to the challenges of self-employment – and we add a new one every month!

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Business Spotlight: Geek-in-chief

This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, focuses on Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo. Students discuss women in top positions and the character traits of their ideal boss, study a text about Mayer and the language used to describe her, and watch an interview with Mayer.

More Business Spotlight news lessons

This month it's all about roles and responsibilities.

Business Basics: A job interview

In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise basic language associated with job interviews. Exercises include: identifying vocabulary used in job adverts, listening to a job interview and completing the gaps, creating a CV and role-playing a job interview.

Business Top Trumps: Lesson 4: Situations vacant

In the fourth lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students discuss what skills, qualifications and experience are needed to do a particular job well, write CVs and formulate interview questions.

Work and responsibilities

A lesson to help students talk about jobs and what they involve and to talk about what people are responsible for in a company.

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