The aims of the class are:
-to speak about business meetings and practise dialogues in meetings at work,
-to answer questions related to work,
-to get the feedback about the course from the students.

Speaking about meetings in your workplace

Define the types of the meetings below:
Kick-off meeting
Board meeting
Team meeting
Progress meeting
Shareholder meeting
Brainstorming meeting
Ad hoc meeting
How often do you have meetings in English?
How often do you have meetings in your native language?
Do you think all the meetings you've mentioned are important in your workplace?
Which of the meetings above do you attend?
What other types of the meeting do you have?
Are your meeting with colleagues from your company or with contacts from other companies (customers, clients, suppliers, etc?)
Are people at all levels encouraged to say what they think?
Are new employees asked for their opinions?

Stress at work

Answer the following questions:

  1. Is your job stressful?
  2. What are possible stressful situations in your job?
  3. How do you cope with stress?
  4. What are the high-stress jobs in the world?
  5. In your opinion, what is the most stressful job in the world? Why?
  6. What are the low-stress jobs in the world?
  7. In your opinion, what is the least stressful job in the world? Why?

STRESS can cause high blood pressure and lead to mental illness or heart disease. It also causes problems for employers like strikes and accidents.

Here is a list of the 28 jobs.


Film producer


Pop musician



Museum worker


Bus driver







Shop assistant



Police officer









Ballet dancer


  • Which are high-stress jobs?
  • Which are low-stress jobs?
  • Which are the most stressful jobs?
  • Which are the least stressful jobs?


Questions related to work

1. At what age do people usually begin work in your country?
2. At what age do people usually retire in your country?
3. What do you think you will do after you retire?
4. Do you think it is more important to make a lot of money or to enjoy your job? Why?
5. If you had to choose between a satisfying job and a well-paid one, which one would you choose?
6. If you could own your business, what would that be?
7. When you were a child, what job did you want to have when you grew up?
8. Would you like to have a job in which you travelled a lot? Why?
9. Would you like to have a job that required you to sit at a computer all day? Why?
10. Would you rather work outside or inside? Why?
11. Would you like to do the same job for the rest of your life?
12. What are pros and cons (advantages and disadvantages) of being a manager?
13. How well do you get along with your boss?
14. What are some questions that are frequently asked in a job interview?
15. What should you not do during a job interview?
16. Who would you hire: an employee with a lot of experience or an employee with a lot of education?
17. Do you think men and women should be paid the same for the same job? Why? What is the present situation in your country?

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