Meetings - Business English Worksheets and Activities

The Meeting Zone

Business English Meetings Activity - Vocabulary and Speaking: Gap-fill, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Controlled and Freer Practice - Group and Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this engaging talking about meetings activity, students practice useful vocabulary related to meetings by completing conversation questions with the words and then asking and answering the questions with a partner. Working together in two groups, students complete conversation questions about business meetings with the words provided in their correct form. Students then pair up with someone from the other group and take turns asking each other the conversation questions, noting down their partner's answers in the last column of the table. Afterwards, students report back to the class on the things they found out about their partner.
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Beginning a Meeting

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

In this free business meetings 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 comprehensive 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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Who's taking the minutes?

Business English Meeting Minutes Worksheet - Reading and Writing Exercises: True or False, Identifying, Note-taking - Listening and Speaking Activity: Role-play, Freer Practice - Intermediate (B1) - 45 minutes

In this productive note-taking worksheet and activity, students practice taking notes in a business meeting context. First, students decide if sentences about note-taking are true or false. Next, students read two sets of notes and decide which is better using the true information from Exercise A. After that, students read a dialogue from a business meeting and take notes about the text using the note-taking skills from the worksheet. Following that, students participate in a role-play activity where they speak as if in a business meeting while another student takes notes on what they say. In pairs, one student speaks as if in a meeting using information on a card, and the other student takes notes. When the student has finished, the two students swap roles. Finally, students change partners and use their notes to summarise what the other student said.
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Meeting Dialogues

Business English Meetings Activity - Reading, Vocabulary and Writing Exercises: Gap-fill, Writing a Dialogue - Speaking Activity: Delivering a Dialogue, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 45 minutes

In this useful business meetings role-play activity, students practice words and phrases related to meetings and use them in a meeting role-play. First, students complete a meeting dialogue with words and phrases from a box. Next, in pairs, students prepare and role-play a business meeting dialogue, similar to the one in the first exercise. Pairs do this by reading a role-play scenario and creating a dialogue for a meeting using language in boxes and prompts. Finally, pairs perform their dialogues to the class.
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