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Building a business
B1 level


In this lesson, ss will practice speaking for fluency in the context of building a business. The lesson starts with setting context, which the teacher shows a picture of a famous businessman and asks Ss if they know him or not. The first activity will have Ss order a conversation between the man and his business partner. Next, Ss will be involved in a vocabulary exercise which will be useful in the discussion about a new business. A controlled speaking practice will have Ss work in groups and set up a new tour company using given information. A freer activity will focus on the fluency and have Ss work in groups of three again.


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Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a managing a discussion in the context of building a business

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of managing a discussion in the context of building a business


Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Ask Ss these questions: 1) Would you consider starting your own business? 2)What kind of business would you start? 3)Is there anything stopping you from doing it? -Reflect the photo of a famous businessman on the board. Ask Ss "Do you know this? What kind of company does he run?" -Tell students they will talk about the story of his business: "Nusret and his business partner decided to start a new business. They needed a plan. Let's see what they planned." -Stick the conversation between him and his partner on the board randomly. Ask Ss to order them. -Once they have ordered, check "first of all, let's recap, let's sum up, moving on the next, let's focus on". -Tell them they will complete the first exercise with these words. -Hand out worksheets. -Tell Ss they have three minutes. -Put Ss in pairs. -Ask them to match the phrases they have just learned to the situations to check the meaning. -Peer check.

Controlled Speaking (10-15 minutes) • To give ss practice speaking for fluency and utilizing vocabulary.

-Put the students into groups of two and tell them they will build a company to promote tourism. Instruction: You will set up a company now. Decide the things in the table of your company. Write down some ideas. You have ten minutes. ICQS: Do we work in groups? - Yes. Do you have fifteen minutes?- No. -Monitor them closely. -WC feedback.

Freer Speaking (10-15 minutes) • To give Ss practice speaking for fluency and utilizing vocabulary.

-Tell Ss they will come up with a plan for the business. They will work in their previous groups. Give each student a task for the company. Instructions: You have a meeting with your business partners. Come up with a plan. Use the phrases we learned. You have five minutes. Student A: Keep the meeting focused. Make sure you discussed everything. Student B: Take notes about your decisions. You are the spokesperson and will sum up after the meeting. Student C: You will produce ideas for your business. ICQs: Do we have ten minutes?- Yes. Do we discuss our plans?- Yes. After they finished, they will tell the other groups about their business plan. Let them decide which group has the best plan.

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