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See also:
vocabulary:
jobs
 
vocabulary:
business / economics
 
vocabulary:
office speak / office jargon
 
writing:
job application
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Work:

 
 
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Work speaking topics
Cut up sentences. Ss take it turn to ask / speak about each
 
 

 

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Work - idomatic phrases matching
Cut up for a walkabout or do as a worksheet.
 
 

 

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Obligation and necessity
Cue sheet for Ss talking about rules and regulations in their workplace
 
 

 

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Reading passages
 
 
Are you going forward? Then stop now. (97)
Amusing piece on the horros of management speak by Lucy Kellaway, management correspondent at the UK Financial Times. A good source of management buzzwords and phrases; a challenging read if unedited. c 1700 words.
 
 

 

Bad bosses may damage your heart (149)
Ungraded language. c500 words
 
 

 

 
Audio
 
 
Interview: a former chef (52)
A woman who used to be a chef talks about her experiences working in restaurants
 
 

 

Interview: a former baker talks (61)
...about baking BREAD! Routine, likes and dislikes
 
 

 

Management (96)
Two presenters talk about what it is to be a manager, the language of management and hear from Lucy Kellaway, a management journalist who thinks that management is a job that is 'intrinsically miserable'.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 10 Time  Page 89 
T.39 Three people talk about rules in their workplaces
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 3 At rest, at work  Page 29 
Four people describe themselves and the jobs they would like to do
 
Module 13 Choosing the right person  Pages 114 - 115
Matching: jobs and personal qualities - adjectives and nouns - Listening: owner of employement agency
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 6 Eat  Page 58   Interview with a restaurant critic
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  

Sue Kay   
 
11 Job priorities  Page 11 
Students talk about the jobs they would like to do
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses
Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)