Meetings - Business English Worksheets and Activities

Beginning a Meeting

Business English Meetings Worksheet - Reading and Vocabulary Exercises: Ordering, Gap-fill, Categorising, Error Correction, Writing Sentences - Speaking Activity: Role-Play - Group Work - Intermediate (B1) - 40 minutes

In this business meetings language worksheet, students practice language a chairperson would use for beginning a meeting. First, students put the tasks a chairperson has to do at the beginning of a meeting in a logical order. Next, students complete phrases for starting a meeting with the words shown. Students then categorise the phrases with the tasks from the first exercise. After that, students rewrite the opening comments of a meeting to make them more polite and appropriate. Next, working alone, in groups of five or six, students write the opening comments for a meeting using prompts. Lastly, students take it in turns to be a chairperson and use their comments to practice chairing the beginning of a meeting.
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Setting the Agenda

Business English Meeting Agendas Worksheet - Vocabulary and Reading Exercises: Matching, Gap-fill, Form Completion, Ordering - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this business meeting agenda worksheet, students learn the basic elements of a typical business meeting agenda. Students begin by discussing three questions about business meetings. Working alone, students then match ten keywords related to business meetings agendas to their definitions and complete the first part of a guide to writing business meeting agendas with the words. Next, students complete the first part of a business meeting agenda with their own ideas. Students then read some examples of typical business meeting agenda items and list them in a logical order, assigning a start time to each item. Lastly, students complete the final part of the meeting agenda writing guide with the words provided.
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