All Business / ESP articles – Page 17

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    Business Spotlight: Money, money, money

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about money and how attitudes to money differ between cultures and countries. T

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    Business Basics: Comparing products and services

    In this business lesson, students practise language associated with comparing products and services in a sales context. 

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    Survival Guide: Surviving the job interview

    Here we offer support in preparing for a job interview, including practical advice, questions you wished you’d asked and, importantly, what NOT to say!

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    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.

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    Business Spotlight: Small is now big

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about the trend towards holding bespoke business gatherings at luxury boutique hotels rather than in conventional business hotels. 

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    Business Spotlight: The best way to say goodbye

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about starting at a company and, more importantly, what bosses should do when someone leaves their company. 

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 3: Company profile

    In the third lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students discuss what kind of company the characters work for, answer questions about the company and write a company profile.

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    Business Spotlight: A sixth sense

    This advanced-level lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about how to improve professional relationships with co-workers. 

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    Health and safety

    Students are introduced to the topic of health and safety in this instalment of David Baker’s HR management series. Students read a text about health and wellness and human resource management, and listen to a conversation two colleagues from a Human Resources department about workplace stress.

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    Business Basics: Making suggestions

    In this business lesson, students practise describing a colleague’s difficult behaviour and making suggestions on how to deal with it. 

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    Business Spotlight: Coca-Cola's biggest mistake

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about Coca-Cola and a far-reaching marketing decision the company made in the 1980s. 

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    Business Basics: Ordering a service or product

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise language related to describing products and services in a sales context. Exercises include: completing information from an IT website, asking and answering questions, and writing a service profile.

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 2: Company structure

    In the second lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students will complete an organogram of the fictional company, talk about their own company’s structure and invent their own cards.

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    Business Spotlight: Henry Ford's $5 pay offer

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about the visions and decisions of Henry Ford and how they impacted on the Ford Motor Company.

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    Selection and recruitment

    Students are introduced to the topic of selection and recruitment in this instalment of David Baker’s HR management series. Students read a text about the crucial role of recruitment and selection and listen to a conversation two colleagues from a Human Resources department about modern recruitment practices.

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    Business Spotlight: Calm and productive

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about work-related stress, what consequences it has and how it can be relieved. 

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    Business Spotlight: Powers in the East

    In this lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, two businessmen, one from Japan, the other from China, talk about the economic challenges Japan and China are facing and dealing with. 

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    Introduction to Business Top Trumps

    Yes, you can play card games in your business-English classroom! We all know that if students enjoy their English lessons and have fun while learning, they are more likely to retain what they have been taught. 

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    Business Top Trumps

    An original set of Business Top Trumps cards for Business English students, to inject some fun into your Business English classes.

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    Business Spotlight: Dressing for success

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about the importance of appropriate dress for certain business occasions.