1. Copy one sheet for each pair of students, and cut the sheets in two.
2. Put the students into pairs, and distribute a half sheet to each individual student.
3. Focus students' attention on the instructions. Tell students they are going to discuss what Business English means to them. Get students to discuss whether or not the points below are included in a typical business English course.
4. Allow students around ten minutes or until the conversation dies down to discuss the topic.
5. Elicit responses from some of the students. This part can be done to ascertain what students' expectations are for the course, and also as an opportunity to lay down what you intend to focus on during the course.
6. Finally, divert students' attention to part B, where you can discuss as a whole group with students the difference between business English as a means to something, or as an end in itself.