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.

 


 

Title
Expressions using 'Fall'
Target Structure
Idioms, Vocabulary
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Build your intermediate-level students' vocabulary skills with this worksheet!

This idiom-based handout looks at the following expressions:

* fall on deaf ears
* fall behind
* fall on (your) sword
* fall to pieces
* fall out of favor

There is a gap-fill quiz, practice exercises and discussion.

This worksheet is written for intermediate-level students, but can be adjusted for other levels.


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Title
Looking Round an Apartment
Target Structure
there is / articles
Level
Lower-Intermediate
Time
40+ minutes
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Description
This conversation worksheet is a great way to build vocabulary and expressions used when talking about apartments / flats. There is also work on articles for rooms and there is / are.

After the lead-in question, there is a conversation with check questions for your students to practice. This is followed by language work and role-play.

This worksheet is written for lower-intermediate classes. It could also be used with students who are coming to the end of an elementary-level text book.

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Title
Talking Business: The Hotel GM
Target Structure
Reading, Vocabulary, Discussion
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Have your students ever stayed at a five-star hotel? Were they impressed by the level of service, or was it a waste of money?

This worksheet looks at the topic of hotel through an interview with a Hotel GM - the General Manager.

There is a vocabulary matching exercise, followed by a gap-fill reading, idiom work, role-play and discussion.

This worksheet is written for intermediate and advanced-level classes.



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Title
All About 'Run'
Target Structure
Idioms, Vocabulary
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This is a great worksheet to help your intermediate-level students boost their vocabulary.

All the expressions contain the word 'run'. Your students will study:

* run out of (coffee)
* run over (a cat)
* run for president
* run into someone (meet)
* run a bath

There are five different exercises to introduce, recycle and personalise the language. It includes discussion questions for your class.

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Title
Calling Customer Services
Target Structure
Problems, Customer Service
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Do any students in your class do online shopping? Can they deal with customer service when there's a problem?

This worksheet is based round a phone call about a product that has arrived damaged.

After the lead-in question, there is a gap-fill conversation, vocabulary building exercises, role-play and discussion.

This worksheet is written for intermediate-level classes. However, it can easily be used in other levels as well.

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