Extra English Exercises for Advanced English Users

Hello Business Students!

As you only have four hours of English classes per week, and they are focused on Business Communication Skills, it’s useful for your language development to take a couple of hours out of your free time each week to self-study.

The question is, what activities could help you, as high level English users who live and work in Scotland?!

Based on your individual requests, I’ve put together some resources to get you started.  We can add to these and vary them as time goes on, and increase or decrease the challenge:)

So then, here are some activities for those of you wanting to practise:

listening skills

tricky exercises to stretch your language skills and vocabulary(!) (parts 1-4)

reading skills (parts 5-8)

If you’d like some authentic listening practice, listen to a short radio programme or podcast from the following suggestions, take notes on it then write up a summary, plus your commentary, to show to me (Lorna):

BBC Radio Four (e.g. Woman’s Hour)

This American Life

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff to Blow Your Mind

If you fancy doing the same kind of language exercise with something visual, try:

Ted Talks (podcasts also available!)

And, finally, for those of you wanting speaking practice, I strongly suggest being as social as possible!  Invite people for coffee or a pint, and join fun groups of locals and/or internationals!  You’ll find your pronunciation comes on leaps and bounds too:)

Best of luck! x


One thought on “Extra English Exercises for Advanced English Users

  1. Minutes of the International Marketing Launch
    Date: 12 March 2015
    Participants: Patricia, Macu ,Sonia

    1. Countries to be chosen for launch: We agreed to choose French spoken countries ( France, Canada), some specific cities in USA(NY, LA), Brasil, Japan, Europe (UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Belgium

    2. Needs a new name? We all agreed that the name had to be changed. It must be a French word. INSTINC was the name chosen.

    3. AGE GROUP (30-40): We decided to increse the avarage to 50 years, so more people could buy it..

    4. Continue being a Premium Frangance?: We all agreed it should contiune being a Premiun Fragance

    5. How Should the new container look?: We all think that new container should be wide, metallic, black with a screw on the top and a spray.

    6. Price: We all agreed to put down the price as it was too high. We think 100 mL should be 75$.

    7. DIstribution: We agreed to continue selling in exclusive outlets and include online sale.

    8. International Embassor: WE still have to decide. BUt the 2 options were Javier Bardem and Adam Levine.

    9: Slogan: we still have to decide one. NO ideas came up.

    10: Low- cost countries to manufacture: We all agreed China should be the manufacturing countrie.

    SONIA =)


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