Job Satisfaction

A selection of business English discussion questions.

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  1. Would a wage increase give you greater job satisfaction?
  2. Are promotion opportunities important to you?
  3. Do you have any special perks as part of your job? What are they?
  4. How important is it to have friendly and supportive colleagues around you?
  5. How important is it for a manager to give praise to staff?
  6. Do you think extra responsibility makes a job more or less satisfying?
  7. What would be your dream job? Do you think you will ever get it?
  8. If you were the manager of a large company, what three things would you do to increase the job satisfaction of your employees?
  9. Is it possible to have good job satisfaction if you work from home?
  10. How important is it to work in a nice environment? What about in a nice city?
  11. Is it important to you that the company you work for is successful?
  12. Would you ever consider going on strike because of poor working conditions?
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How to use the job satisfaction ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the job satisfaction 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 job satisfaction 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 job satisfaction 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 job satisfaction 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 job satisfaction contained in the discussion questions.

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