FOCUS Business English
TIME 60 min

What’s the difference between a trend and a fad? How do they affect the business? Should companies ignore fads or try to exploit them? This and more in this Business English lesson

This lesson plan focuses on listening comprehension and speaking skills. Here you will have a chance to watch a short video about trends and fads and discuss with students what they think is a fad now and what could be a trend. Apart from the listening comprehension tasks, you will show your students some vocabulary for predicting what might happen.

This worksheet was prepared for Business English and is specially designed for students who work in the e-commerce and digital advertising businesses. If you are students are not into the online world you must adapt the last exercise and add some other examples of trends and fads.







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  1. Thanks so much for the great lessons, I have been using them for business English classes and they have been very well received by my students.
    I just thought I’d let you know about some typos I found:
    -video comprehension ex 3, A) ….of its(their) novelty is gone.
    -Discussion and Vocab ex 1. Check the expressions below and use it (them )in the next task:

    1. Good catch! Even though, we double-check everything we publish, there are things like that happening. A bit embarassing if you ask me 🙂 I’ve fixed that typos and uploaded new pdfs. Enjoy and thanks for the feedback.


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