Business English- First Lesson Questions - Teachers' Notes


Level: Intermediate
Topic: General
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Published: 1st Sep 2007

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Business Questions First Lesson   

Teacher’s notes 

Photocopy one copy of each worksheet per student. 

Split the class into pairs and give an interview sheet to one person from each pair. Ask them to interview 

their partner and make notes (not full sentences) in the boxes for you to keep. Switch and repeat, and then 

move onto the language work and further practice. Take all the completed interview sheets in at the end 

of the class. 


Variation 1: After one interview per pair, go through the language work and then do the second interview 

per pair as further practice. 


Variation 2: If you want to start with a game, it is also possible to start from the final activity and work 

your way backwards through the material. 


Variation 3: In a one-to-one class, you will need to ask the questions yourself and prepare your own 

personal answers for them to guess the questions of. 


Answer key 

These are the questions in the same order as the interview form: 

What’s your surname/ family name? 

What is your job title? 

What was your major at university? 

What do you like doing in your free time? 

Have you ever visited an English speaking country? 

Are you married? 

Do you use English in your work? 

Are you going to use English more in the future? 

What do you need to study in English most? 

Are you going to take IELTS this year? 

Did you like your high school English lessons? Why/ why not? 

Can you speak any other languages? 

Do you play English language games on your Nintendo? 

Have you ever read a newspaper in English? 

What is the easiest part of learning English for you? 

What part of your English do you need to improve most? 

What is the best way to learn a language, in your opinion? 

Written by Alex Case for © 2007 


These are the full questions in the same order as the interview form: 

What’s your first name/ Christian name? 

Who do you work for? 

What department do you work in? 

What was your favourite subject at school? 

Do you do any sports? 

Which foreign countries have you visited? 

Where are you from? 

How often make English language telephone calls? 

going to travel abroad on a business trip this year? 

What your priority? 

What TOEIC score need? 

study English at university? Do you think it was a good course? 

How many years study English at school? enjoy it? 

speak any Chinese? 

listen to British or American music? understand the lyrics? 

have any English-speaking friends? 

ever watched an English language film with English subtitles? 

good at writing emails in English? 

English grammar difficult for you? 

How can improve your English quickly, do you think? 


Written by Alex Case for © 2007 

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