Being a successful entrepreneur

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Vocabulary - running a business

LESSON OVERVIEW

The main objectives of this lesson are to:

  • enhance understanding of entrepreneurship and the ability to talk about it,
  • expand vocabulary related to the topic,
  • practise descriptive and critical thinking skills by working with pictures.

Students create questions about entrepreneurship, watch an explainer video and complete sentences with missing words. They also read two business success stories and describe and discuss pictures of young businesspeople, college graduates, etc.

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
B1 / Intermediate
60 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

WARM-UP & VIDEO

The lesson starts with a warm-up activity. Students look at the definition of the word ‘entrepreneur’ and name the advantages and disadvantages of being one. After that, students work with vocabulary related to being a business owner. They look at the answers to questions about being an entrepreneur and create questions. The answers contain useful phrases (e.g. expand your knowledge, think outside the box, run a company, etc.). Students also discuss some of the questions they create. Then, students watch the video and compare their ideas about being an entrepreneur with those from the video. They watch the video again and complete three sentences with missing words. Students also share their experience and thoughts on being an entrepreneur before moving to success stories.  

READING SUCCESS STORIES & DISCUSSION

In this part of the lesson, students have some reading and discussion tasks. First, students read two success stories and choose the endings to complete them. After that, they read the statements and match them to the people from the stories. Students also discuss the texts. As a wrap-up task, students have two sets of pictures that they need to describe using the vocabulary from the lesson. They also discuss some questions about these pictures. 

HOMEWORK/REVISION

This ESL lesson about being an entrepreneur also includes an additional task that you can use as homework or revision. In the task, students create success stories and practise phrases from the lesson. The task is available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.

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