Meet My Colleagues

General English, Speaking Lessons
People and Places
A1 Beginner
Present Simple, Present Continuous
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults on routines, differentiating between the present continuous and present si

Lesson Description

How long does it take you to fall into a habit? In this lesson, students will discuss routine habits and actions happening in the moment. This lesson features audio of a person describing their colleagues. Students will also learn and practice the difference between the present continuous and the present simple tense and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Discuss routine habits and actions happening in the moment.

  • Learn and practice the difference between the present continuous and present simple tense.

  • Develop speaking and listening skills.

  • Learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic.


Listen to the audio to hear about a man who meets his new colleagues for the first time. The receptionist introduces herself and shows the new employee around the office. She explains other people’s responsibilities and points out the manager. It sure is nerve-wracking being the new guy in town!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

employee [noun]: someone who is paid to work for a person or company
receptionist [noun]: someone who works in a hotel or office building, answering the telephone and dealing with guests
negotiate [verb]: to try to make or change an agreement with another by having a discussion
multinational company [noun]: a company producing and selling goods in several different countries, as well as a company with workers from several different countries
outfit [noun]: a set of clothes that you wear for a particular occasion or activity
colleague [noun]: a person that you work with
regular hours [noun]: if you work regular hours, you work 40 hours a week, eight hours a day
meditation [noun]: the activity of focusing and thinking about only one thing; it can be done to relax or calm oneself down or as a part of a religious activity
blog [noun]: a website or page run by a person or group that posts information regularly, often written in a conversational style
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