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):
Donald Trump hired members of his family to work in the White House. This is called ‘nepotism’. How do you feel about this?
Can you name a company that is known for bad business ethics? How about good companies in your country?