Business Travel: Best Tips and Perks Revealed

Business Travel: Best Tips and Perks Revealed

If you’re offered the chance to take a business trip, take it. It will build your experience and exposure, and offer you an opportunity to work in a different setting.

This ESL lesson will improve your English speaking skill and help  your prioritize and plan your next business trip. Not to mention give you some great tips for efficient and comfortable business travel.

Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

ESL LESSON Business Travel

1. Are the passengers being served drinks?

2. Do you think they’re on an overseas flight?

3. Where is the flight attendant?

4. Why are all four seats facing each other?

5. What’s the price tag on a private jet like this?

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. How often do you travel for business?

  • Once a year
  • Once a month
  • Once a week
  • Once a day

2. What is the main purpose of your business travel?

  • Customer visits
  • Facility or factory tours
  • Company conferences
  • Training sessions
  • Internal presentations
  • Other

3. In the last 2 years, how many domestic business trips have you taken?

  • 0 trips
  • 1-5 trips
  • 6-10 trips
  • 11-15 trips
  • 16-20 trips
  • 20  + trips

4. Which domestic locations have you visited? 

5. In the last 2 years, how many international business trips have you taken? 

  • No trips
  • 1-5 trips
  • 6-10 trips
  • 11-15 trips
  • 16-20 trips
  • 20+ trips

6. Which international locations have you visited? 

7. What do you enjoy about business travel? Choose all circles that apply.

  • Nothing really
  • Staying in nice hotels
  • A change of scenery and people
  • Visiting duty free shops
  • Sight seeing when I have time
  • Other

8. What items (if any) have you forgotten to bring on a business trip? Choose all that apply.

  • Computer cables
  • Mobile device chargers
  • Passport or visa
  • Plane tickets
  • Extra apparel
  • Something else

9. What do you use your frequent flyer points for, if you have them?

  • An extra flight
  • An upgrade to business class
  • Hotel reservations
  • Rental car
  • Merchandise

10. What would you do if your company asked you travel domestically at least 50% of your time?

  • I’d resign
  • I’d negotiate a pay raise
  • I’d negotiate the time frequency down
  • I’d gladly accept the responsibility
  • I’d have an other idea

Part III: Share Your Opinions

Business Travel

Discuss the Photo

1. What is the front desk clerk handing the woman?

2. Why are there three clocks on the wall?

3. Do you think the guest is checking in or checking out?

Discussion Activity

Next week you’ll be flying to New York for a business trip with colleagues. You must decide on a hotel for your group to stay at.

Examine the hotel amenities below and rank them from (1) most necessary to (10) least necessary.

The goal is to reach consensus with your colleagues so you can book final reservations today.

Choosing Hotel Amenities

    • Free wi-fi in every room
    • A king size bed
    • In room refrigerator
    • Free liquor samples
    • Food from your country in the hotel restaurant
    • A jacuzzi in each room
    • Late check-out option (2:00 pm)
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • A room with a window
    • Free movies

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