ESL Lesson Plans

Does It Bother You?

Business English
Emotions, People, Work
B2 Upper-Intermediate, C1 Advanced
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
Does It Bother You? | Business English Lesson

Lesson Description

You landed your dream job—nice! But at the end of the day, troubling workplace personalities can make or break your experience at work, sometimes overshadowing an amazing salary or great perks. In this ESL lesson, students will discuss a touchy aspect of office life: difficult coworkers. From harmless annoyances to toxic personalities, topics covered in this lesson provide students with engaging discussion activities and worksheets they can use to practice new vocabulary. Students also watch a video about coworkers they should probably avoid. The activities lead to a debate on which practices help create an employee-friendly work environment. The lesson activities have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To discuss the topic of annoying habits and relationships with coworkers

  • To learn and use new vocabulary


Do you have a difficult coworker? Difficult coworkers come in a few varieties. Before you know how to deal with them, you need to know which type of difficult person you are dealing with at work. Watch this video and find out the most common types of difficult coworkers.

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