Business English- First Lesson Questions

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Topic: General

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Business Questions First Lesson 

Worksheet 1-Needs Analysis Level Check Interview Form 

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: 
 
 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

Business Questions First Lesson 

Worksheet 2- Making questions in English grammar presentation 

Match these questions to the questions on Worksheet 1 (there is one for each): 

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) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007 

 

Business Questions First Lesson- Worksheet 3- Making questions in English grammar practice 

Using the boxes on Worksheet 2 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 questions on Worksheet 1 (some parts have more than one question) 

 

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. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2007