Number one for English language teachers

Upper-intermediate

A selection of upper-intermediate worksheets and lesson plans.

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  • Emailing 1

    Author: Alex Case Staff Room

    Students gain an introduction to emailing and practise using the present continuous for arrangements.

  • Outsourcing

    Author: Nick Southey Type: General lesson plan Staff Room

    Nick Southey introduces a lesson on the practice of outsourcing: when companies employ external contractors to do certain tasks.

  • Before and after

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to talk about how things have changed in companies.

  • Breach of contract

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to simulate a three-sided negotiation between a client, an architect and a firm of builders.

  • Case study: Amicar

    Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork speaking activity to exchange information about a company and speculate about the causes of its current problems.

  • Celebrations

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork speaking activity to brainstorm ideas for celebrating the tenth anniversary of a company and to give a presentation.

  • Choosing a job

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to discuss a set of job offers and decide which would be the best for a recent graduate.

  • Colleagues

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork activity role playing a conversation about people at work.

  • Communication crossword

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A speaking activity to complete a crossword by exchanging clues.

  • Company policy

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork speaking activity to run a meeting deciding on employment policy for a new (imaginary) company.

  • Conference

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A mixed skills activity to act out a social event at a conference.

  • Confrontation

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A past tense speaking activity  in which two people confront each other about problems.

  • Corporate culture

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to discuss four archetypes of company culture and compare them to the students’ company/ies.

  • Corporate image

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork reading and speaking activity to identify six companies or products from six facts about each one.

  • Countries

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A pairwork reading and speaking activity to match up the names of six countries with the equivalent maps and geographical and economic information.

  • Dress codes

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A jigsaw reading and speaking activity to put a set of sentences in order so as to make a story, and to then discuss dress codes at work.

  • Failure

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to o speculate about why two cars failed in the market.

  • Franchise

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to act out a meeting between investors and salespeople selling a franchising operation.

  • Futurology

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to discuss a set of predictions for the future.

  • Getting information

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A speaking activity too negotiate a price by telephone.

  • Haunted house ltd

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet

    A speaking activity to create a proposal for a theme park based around a haunted house and to give a presentation.

  • Henry Ford

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A gap-fill activity to exchange information about the life of Henry Ford and to complete a text by asking questions.

  • Identifying products

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

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

  • If ... then

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork speaking activity to match up a set of conditional sentences.

  • If ...

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A pair and groupwork activity to play a game involving writing conditional sentences about the past.

  • Japan

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to discuss differences in business culture between Japan and the student’s own country.

  • Late payment

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to act out a meeting between a creditor and a late payer.

  • Management tips

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to discuss some tips for effective management and give brief presentations to the rest of the class.

  • Memories of now

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork activity to act out a staff reunion party set in the future.

  • Negotiation

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to simulate a negotiation between a clothes designer and a chain of shops.

  • New venture

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    An activity 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

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

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

  • Phrasal verbs 2

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

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

  • Press conference

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to act out a press conference related to a dangerous product.

  • Problems

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork activity to discuss a set of business-world problems and suggest solutions to them.

  • Puzzles

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A pairwork reading and speaking activity to solve logic puzzles.

  • Quiz

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A pair and groupwork activity to answer a quiz about economics and then write a quiz.

  • Quotations

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A speaking activity to match the halves of a set of business-related quotations.

  • Reprimands

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to act out situations in which reprimands are given ineffectively and then to discuss what went wrong.

  • Selling English

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    An information exchange activity to act out a series of sales visits then report on them.

  • The campaign

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork activity to define the target market for a product and design an advertisement.

  • The credit line

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to act out a meeting between a bank manager and a customer.

  • The five senses

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A group speaking activity to talk about marketing products and give product presentations.

  • The test

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A writing and speaking activity to write questions and use them to test each other’s English.

  • The top 5 motivators

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to discuss what motivates people at work.

  • The years ahead

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A speaking activity to make and discuss predictions about the future.

  • Use of English

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A speaking activity to interview fellow students about their English language needs.

  • Verbs and nouns

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork activity to match up the first and second halves of a set of sentences.

  • Virus

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to act out a negotiation based on a complaint.

  • What happened?

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A groupwork activity to speculate about the possible causes of a number of business situations.

  • Why did they do that?

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: Teaching notes, Worksheet Print material

    A reading and speaking activity to match up questions and answers on a set of cards.

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