Telephone English


Telephone English always goes down well in classes. It's more difficult than it looks - there are lots of fixed phrases that need learning - so your students will want plenty of practice.


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Title
Success in Business Meetings
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary and Discussion
Level
Upper-Intermediate and above
Time
60 minutes
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Description
It is said that managers typically spend thirty to fifty percent of the working day in meetings. Is it time well-spent? Do your students feel their meetings are productive?

This worksheet looks at the topic of business meetings, with ideas on how to make them more productive.

After the lead-in, there is a reading, vocabulary / idiom building practice and lots of discussion.

This worksheet is written for upper-intermediate and advanced-level students.

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Title
Ordering Room Service
Target Structure
Situational English
Level
Lower Intermediate+
Time
40 + minutes
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Description
Ordering in a restaurant is enough of a challenge for students, but doing so over the phone adds another layer of difficulty!

This worksheet has a conversation with vocabulary and expression building and lots of role-play using our in-dining hotel menu.

This worksheet is written for pre-intermediate level students and above.

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Title
I love the hustle and bustle!
Target Structure
Idiomatic Language
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Help your students to sound more natural in their speech patterns!

This worksheet looks at two-word fixed phrases - sometimes called binomials.

Examples covered include:

* safe and sound
* peace and quiet
* null and void
* nip and tuck
* kiss and make up

After the lead-in, there is a gap-fill quiz, where your students need to guess the second half of each phrase, along with the meaning.

This is followed by additional vocabulary practice and discussion questions.

If you're looking for an extra challenge for your class, we have included some cards to cut up with additional phrases for your students to match.


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Title
My Best Vacation
Target Structure
Past Simple
Level
Elementary to Lower Intermediate
Time
60 minutes
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Description
Improve your students' confidence and fluency with the Past Simple with this travel English worksheet.

'My Best Vacation' (UK version: 'My Best Holiday') looks at four different kinds of vacation - backpacking, beach, a cookery course and a cruise.

Your students can read about four people's trips - or you can divide it up and have each student read one segment and then tell a partner about the trip.

This is followed by vocabulary building and a discussion exercises, where students think of the good and bad points of each kind of trip.

The lesson rounds off with another speaking activity, with students telling a partner about their best vacation.

This worksheet is written for lower-level classes.

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Title
All About 'In'
Target Structure
Phrasal Verbs / Vocabulary Building
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at six phrasal verb expressions:

* barge in
* squeeze in
* hand in
* butt in
* rake (it) in
* stay in

Students begin by guessing meanings from the context. This is followed by a picture caption quiz and a set of discussion questions using the target language.

This worksheet is a great way to build your students' knowledge of natural language expressions. It's written for intermediate-level students and above.


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