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P.1 - Adult

Business English: Making Decisions

Average: 3.1 (12 votes)

We all have to make decisions every day. Some decisions are simple, some are more difficult.

Decision-making increasingly happens at all levels of a business, and it's an important part of being successful in business.

Do you consider yourself to be a good decision maker? What do you need to do before you make a business decision? What must you do and think about before deciding what decision to take?

Vocabulary - Life Stages

Average: 3.4 (25 votes)

In English, we divide our lives into stages which relate to our age. For example, my cousin Jake is three years old, so he is a toddler. Below are the stages listed in order, then some sentences in which you need to choose which 'stage' word fits.

What stage of your life are you in? Are you an adult who feels like a teenager?!

A Tale of Two Millionaires – Intermediate (Comprehension)

Average: 3.5 (22 votes)

Read the story of these two very different people then answer the ten questions that follow. The first five questions are comprehension questions and the next five (6-10) are multiple-choice. Click below the text for the comprehension answers.

Lesson by Shaun

Milton Petrie

Every morning billionaire Milton Petrie walked from his New York apartment and bought a newspaper from a ragged old man on the street corner.

Whiteboard Lesson: Word Categories

Average: 3.4 (30 votes)

Harrison, who teaches at EC San francisco, shows us how we can expand our vocabulary.

Upper-Intermediate Reading: English Coastal Towns

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Being from a seaside town myself, I'm particularly interested in how we can continue to celebrate their heritage within the UK. Recently, the national lottery has announced a fund to help seaside towns to improve their economic and social situations. This information comes from a government website and therefore has a slightly different tone to a newspaper article. What differences do you think you might notice? Read through the article and complete the gaps with the missing words.

Ordinal Numbers: first, second, third

Average: 3.5 (18 votes)

When we want to put things in order, we use ordinal numbers so we can tell the position of that thing.

For example, if there is a road with three houses, you will pass them in order of the first house, the second and the third.

Music Video Lesson: Wicked - For Good

Average: 3.6 (16 votes)

This song is about what we learn from our relationships with others and how these relationships change the person we are. It is from the successful musical, Wicked. Listen to the song and complete the gaps with the correct word.

Note: please tell me if there is a singer, band, or song that you would like a lesson on. I’m always looking for new ideas!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

New Verbs: A to H

Average: 3.5 (36 votes)

Here's an exercise to help you increase your vocabulary! Below are 8 verbs, some of which you may know, and some of which might be new to you.

Each sentence needs one of these verbs. Find the meaning of the verb and match it to the correct sentence.

I recommend reading all the sentences before making your choice.

Then, from memory, try to write your own list of verbs from A to H.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Vocabulary - In the Office

Average: 3.5 (24 votes)

Many people learn 'pen, pencil and paper' in their first English lessons, but can you remember these words, which are also things you would find in an office?

Match each word to its definition. What else do we find in an office?

Lesson by Caroline

Business English - Networking

Average: 4.1 (14 votes)

Networking: - Interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further your career.

This lesson will give you some good hints on successful networking, as well as helping you to practise some business vocabulary. Read through the article and try to fit the gaps with the business vocabulary listed below.