Everyone, at one time or another, has thought about opening their own business. Your students will have fun discussing what it takes to make a small business successful. Enjoy!
This lesson is appropriate for adult English language learners at the advanced level, but is adaptable for the upper-intermediate level. It has a discussion phase, vocabulary study phase, a reading/listening passage followed by reading/listening comprehension questions, and finally some additional conversation and role-play activities. I have used it in individual and large group settings, and found it to be a very flexible and useful resource.