Job Loss

General English, Business English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Be Going To
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Job Loss | Business English Lesson

Lesson Description

Have you ever gotten the sack at work? In this lesson, students will discuss job loss and other work-related problems. This lesson features audio explaining typical problems managers face at their job. Students will learn and practice the use of “be going to + verb” and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss job loss and other work-related problems

  • To learn and review the use of “be going to + verb”

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio to learn how to get along with your colleagues. You could host a team-building workshop or invite everybody to a fun night out on the town! By the end of the night, you will hopefully be two peas in a pod.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

team-building [adjective]: relating to the process of training and encouraging a group of people to work together effectively
delegate [verb]: to give tasks or responsibilities to another person, usually of a lower position
workshop [noun]: a meeting in which a group of people discuss and learn how to do something or perform an activity
department [noun]: a division or part of a business, school, or government
socialize [verb]: to spend time with other people usually for pleasure
HR [noun]: human resources; the department in a company responsible for dealing with employees
résumé [noun]: a written statement of your qualifications and work experience
restructuring [noun]: the act of reorganizing a company or business to make it operate better and more effectively
office supplies [noun]: the materials such as printing paper and pencils that are needed in offices
dress code [noun]: a set of rules describing what clothes to wear at a school, office, restaurant, etc.
deadline [noun]: a time by which something must be done or finished
promotion [noun]: when someone is moved to a more important rank or position
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