Number one for English language teachers

Upper intermediate

A selection of upper intermediate business-related worksheets and lesson plans from Macmillan resources.

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  • Before and after

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To talk about how things have changed in companies, first through example sentences and then from the students' own experiences.

  • Breach of contract

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To simulate a three-sided negotiation between a client, an architect and a firm of builders.

  • Case study: Amicar

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To exchange information about a company and speculate about the causes of its current problems.

  • Celebrations

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To brainstorm ideas for celebrating the tenth anniversary of a company and to give a presentation.

  • Choosing a job

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To discuss a set of job offers and decide which would be the best for a recent graduate.

  • Colleagues

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To role play a conversation about people at work.

  • Communication crossword

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To complete a crossword by exchanging clues.

  • Company policy

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To run a meeting deciding on employment policy for a new (imaginary) company.

  • Conference

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a social event at a conference.

  • Confrontation

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a set of situations in which two people confront each other about problems in the past.

  • Corporate culture

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To discuss four archetypes of company culture and compare them to the students' company/ies.

  • Corporate image

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To identify six companies or products from six facts about each one.

  • Countries

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To match up the names of six countries with the equivalent maps and geographical and economic information.

  • Dress codes

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To put a set of sentences in order so as to make a story, and to then discuss dress codes at work.

  • Failure

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To speculate about why two cars failed in the market.

  • Franchise

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a meeting between investors and salespeople selling a franchising operation.

  • Futurology

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To discuss a set of predictions for the future.

  • Getting information

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To negotiate a price by telephone.

  • Haunted house ltd

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To invent a set of characteristics for a proposal for a theme park based around a haunted house and to give a presentation.

  • Henry Ford

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To exchange information about the life of Henry Ford and to complete a text by asking questions.

  • Identifying products

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To put a set of sentences describing processes, specifications and functions into categories and guess the products and services they refer to.

  • If … then

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To match up a set of conditional sentences.

  • If…

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To play a game involving writing conditional sentences about the past.

  • Japan

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To discuss differences in business culture between Japan and the student's own country.

  • Late payment

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a meeting between a creditor and a late payer.

  • Management tips

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To discuss some tips for effective management and give brief presentations to the rest of the class.

  • Memories of now

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a staff reunion party set in the future.

  • Negotiation

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To simulate a negotiation between a clothes designer and a chain of shops.

  • New venture

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To read about four people in a company and decide which one is the best choice to set up a new operation in Poland.

  • Phrasal verbs 1

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To match up a set of sentences containing phrasal verbs and then write and act out a conversation including phrasal verbs.

  • Phrasal verbs 2

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To match up a set of sentences containing phrasal verbs and then write and act out a conversation including phrasal verbs.

  • Press conference

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a press conference related to a dangerous product.

  • Problems

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To discuss a set of business-world problems and suggest solutions to them.

  • Puzzles

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To solve logic puzzles.

  • Quiz

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To answer a quiz about economics and then write a quiz.

  • Quotations

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To match the halves of a set of business-related quotations.

  • Reprimands

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out situations in which reprimands are given ineffectively and then to discuss what went wrong.

  • Selling English

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a series of sales visits then report on them.

  • The campaign

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To define the target market for a product and design an advertisement.

  • The credit line

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a meeting between a bank manager and a customer.

  • The five senses

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To talk about marketing products and give product presentations.

  • The test

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To write questions and use them to test each other's English.

  • The top 5 motivators

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To discuss what motivates people at work.

  • The years ahead

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To make predictions about the future and to discuss them.

  • Use of English

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To interview fellow students about their English language needs.

  • Verbs and nouns

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To match up the first and second halves of a set of sentences.

  • Virus

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To act out a negotiation based on a complaint.

  • What happened?

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To speculate about the possible causes of a number of business situations.

  • Why did they do that?

    Author: David Riley and Simon Greenall Level: Upper intermediate Type: Worksheet Staff RoomPrint material

    To match up questions and answers on a set of cards.

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