A selection of business English discussion questions.

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  1. What is the most significant change you have experienced in your current job?
  2. Would you be happy if your company merged with another company? Why?
  3. How would you feel if your company relocated to another country?
  4. Would you be happy if you had a new boss? What would you like them to change?
  5. What do you think about the layout of your office? How would you change it?
  6. Have you ever experienced a significant change in your company which went wrong? What happened?
  7. If you were in charge of training in your company, what skills would you focus on?
  8. What sort of technology do you use in your job? Does it need upgrading?
  9. Do you think your company logo and slogan are up-to-date? How would you change them?
  10. Who makes the important decisions in your company? Should this be changed?
  11. Are there any problems in the outside world which might affect your company in future? What are they?
  12. If you were the chief executive of your company, what three things would you change?
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How to use the change ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the change ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the change discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the change discussion questions in groups of two or three. Alternatively, you could use the 'cards' format to distribute the questions to any number of students to ask and share.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of change in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to change contained in the discussion questions.

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