Close the business textbooks and have interesting and relevant discussions. Engaging business-oriented topics and questions allow students to put their vocabulary and grammar skills to practical use and build English speaking confidence. These discussion cards are suitable for High Intermediate and Advanced level students studying business English. You might consider using just the cards as an activity in a business class; 30, 60, 90 minutes depending on how many cards are used and how invested your students are in the conversations.
Example Question Cards (2 pages):
What is important when doing business in your culture? Consider things such as greetings, exchanging gifts, and gestures.
When you travel overseas, what do you miss the most about your country and culture? Consider the food, the people, and the customs.