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Here you will find a collection of business: vocabulary quizzes, tests, eccentric and hopefully amusing ESL Business lessons as well as some tools to help you teach or master that darling of International Schools of Commerce: the T.O.E.I.C ( Test Of English in International Communication) If you are looking for something fun yet informative for tomorrow's class, homework or tutorial in Business English: you have come to the right place.
"When I write an advertisement, I don't want you to tell me
that you find it 'creative'. I want you to find it so interesting that you
buy the product."
The Ad Campaign: Explore the world of advertising English and deal with the changes of the massage as your students change media. Draw an offbeat product or a serious one on a piece of paper. If you are stuck for ideas here are a few to get you started:
Truth in Advertising We are surrounded by publicity. It is time to take a good look at this industry and spoof it!
Advertising Vocabulary a collection of words and definitions associated with the Advertising Industry.
"It is no longer enough to satisfy customers. You must
Anti-Gravity Vehicule ... An entire marketing strategy
must be outlined, from industry use to customer demand. Don't forget a
sales presentation and ad campaign should be plotted as well.
Management Creativity and Innovation
"Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers
that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with
Qualities: Business terms covered: overhaul, foresight,
get your feet wet, throw caution to the wind, leadership,highlight,
Organizations Can Foster Creativity and Innovation
TOEIC Game Enough studying how about some fun.
Pictures move, pages speak inThe Magical TOEIC
A lot of people ask: "How long does it take to improve my score?" This site seems to answer that question.
"The fewer data needed, the better the information. And an
overload of information, that is, anything much beyond what is truly
needed, leads to information blackout. It does not enrich, but
The Business Secret: a vocabulary quiz that just might illustrate some of the principles of Business or Strategic Intelligence
Web Presentations This exercise illustrates the
importance of being able to gather marketing information from
internet sources provided by the companies themselves.
Then form a circle and those who have a savings account step in the middle then out.Do the same for the other catagories and you will have any idea of what your whole class has done.
to get around R&D bugetary restraints: Just use
"A man to carry on a successful business must have
imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole
Risk takers by definition often fail, so too morons. In
practice it is hard to tell the difference.
Specialized Business Vocabulary
Vocabulary: Advance Insurance Terms: Accountant, Actuary,
CVs, Résumés, Bios,Cover letters, Job and Exit Interviews
The Exit Interview: Big companies do it. Large Universities do it. Why not you? These are a series of questions for my school and I try to ask the questions after the marks are in and only in their final year.
Business & Information Technology
Brooks' Law: Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
The Yin and Yang of Emerging Technologies Weighing the pros and cons of open source and inhouse software verses Commercial applications.
Choosing the Right System: An interview with WPI's Pennie Sue. An oral comprehension exercise.
If you are smart enough to know that you're not smart enough to be an Engineer, then you're in Business.
IT Jargon Vocabulary:
Business Terms: Design Notes
Thinking Outside of the Box
Sign up for a Dilbert comic to be e-mailed to you or your students every day : Dilbert.Com
And Your Own E-mail Lessons?
Globalization and Dealing with Multiculturalism in the Workspace
"The Japanese eat very little fat and they have a low rate if
heart disease, unlike the British and Americans
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
First Century Design Topics
General or Recent Business Vocabulary
"Being ahead of the curve is no fun if you are
the only one there."
Vocabulary Quiz: teller, cashier overdrawn, loan, loan
officer,deposit, income, debt, borrow, backdate, fee, fees, clear
Biz Buzzwords; outsourcing, downsizing, janitor, boss, flextime, askew, standstill, tax break, income, shuttle, layoff, boss.
Funny Business current ironic idioms, see how Business English is evolving.
Business Role Playing Training Sessions
SketchesChose a subject or create one of your own and write a
short skit that illustrates one of these situations. Then memorize or
improvise the play and perform it for the class! Business with a twist.
Bullfinch Trucking seperate your students into small groups and have them prepare a presentation on a robotic truck or river boat. After they sing the praises of their business plan it is time to have a debate on whether or not to replace truck drivers with automation. Is it even possible?
Team Building Exercises
"The I.Q. of a mob always sinks to the lowest common
denominator. The intelligence of a team that communicates well rises to
Teaching Principles or the Philosophy of
"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that
is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be
made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it
is, but the world as it will be...This, in turn, means that our
statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science
fictional way of thinking."
Multi-tasking in the Classroom
Business Reading Exercises:
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a
dog it's too dark to read"
Other places to visit in your quest: Helpful ESL Links
The Business Emporium Mission
This site is devoted to ESL Business English (at intermediate and advanced levels) and Business Principles taught creatively and professionally. There's just so much lingo, buzzwords, and fads in the the business world that it almost seems a language all to itself. I hope to create exercises with a touch of humor (so much so that I toyed with the idea of calling the site Funny business). Seriously though, there is quite a lot of business concepts embedded in the lessons and quizzes that Business Emporium may be of interest to native English speakers as well.
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