Business English- First Lesson Questions

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Question formation presentation with needs analysis

Business English- First Lesson Questions

Question formation presentation with needs analysis

Interview your partner about the topics below and make notes to help your teacher plan your course

General Information:

Name:

Job:

Education:

Hobbies:

Foreign travel:

(Any other personal information):

Motivation for studying English:

Present needs for work, studies or travel:

 

 

Future needs for work, studies or travel:

 

 

Top priorities:

English language exams?

Language Learning Experience:

Previous studies and opinions on:

 

Other languages:

 

Other Study of, Practice of and Use of English (in work and free time):

Present:

 

 

Previous:

 

 

English Language Strengths and Weaknesses:

Strengths:

 

Weaknesses:

 

Opinions about Language Learning:

 

 

 

 

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Making questions in English grammar presentation

Match these questions to the sections on Worksheet 1:

  • Have you ever visited an English-speaking country?
  • What is your job title?
  • What was your major at university?
  • Are you married?
  • What’s your surname/ family name?
  • 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?
  • Have you ever read a newspaper in English?
  • What do you like doing in your free time?
  • Did you like your high school English lessons? Why/ why not?
  • Can you speak any other languages?
  • What is the best way to learn a language, in your opinion?
  • Do you play English language games on your Nintendo?
  • What is the easiest part of learning English for you?
  • Are you going to take IELTS this year?
  • What part of your English do you need to improve most?

Write the questions above in the boxes below

(Question word)

Auxiliary verb

Subject

(Other verb/ verbs)

(others)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question formation practice

Using the boxes above to help you, add words to the sentences below to make full questions:

  • What department work in?
  • your favourite subject at school?
  • What your priority?
  • do any sports?
  • have any English-speaking friends?
  • Which foreign countries visited?
  • Where from?
  • your first name/ Christian name?
  • How often make English language telephone calls?
  • going to travel abroad on a business trip this year?
  • ever watched an English language film with English subtitles?
  • Who work for?
  • What TOEIC score need?
  • How can improve your English quickly, do you think?
  • 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?
  • good at writing emails in English?
  • English grammar difficult for you?

Match the questions above with the sections above.

Change partners and take turns asking each other the questions.

Make questions for the answers below

  1. Two daughters and one son
  2. No, I didn’t. I hated it.
  3. 37
  4. Singing karaoke
  5. Case
  6. No, I’m not, but I’m engaged.
  7. Find an English-speaking boyfriend or girlfriend

Write 8 similar short and difficult to guess true answers about you. Swap sheets with your partner and take turns trying to ask the right questions to get the answers you have written.

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Suggested answers

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?

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?

 

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