A selection of business English discussion questions.

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  1. Have you ever taken a business trip? Where did you go?
  2. Is it important to travel first class on a business trip?
  3. Should a business traveller stay in a five-star hotel or something cheaper?
  4. What sort of entertainment should a business traveller expect from their host?
  5. What kind of things do you think travel expenses should cover?
  6. What are the five most important things you should take on a business trip?
  7. What are normally the main objectives of a business trip?
  8. If you go abroad on business, should you try and learn the language of your hosts?
  9. Would you be happy to travel to the other side of the world on business?
  10. Would you be happy to travel regularly on business (e.g. every month)?
  11. Where in the world would you love to go on business?
  12. Now we have Skype, there is no real reason for business travel. Do you agree?
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How to use the travel ESL discussion questions

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

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