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Words for basic office supplies
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Words for basic office supplies

This is a beginner vocabulary exercise that is very popular with my adult business English students.

What do you have on and in your desk?

What do you use regularly in your daily work life?

Pens, pencils, markers, paper clips, folders, a diary perhaps?

Use a dictionary to find out the names of all the things on your desk, and then label your office supplies with their English names using sticky notes.

Tip: Sticky notes are fabulous for learning new words – my house was covered in them when I started learning Japanese and then German! They were especially useful to drill the gendered articles of nouns in German.

Basic office supplies

What items would you add to this photo?

Learning office vocabulary

This handout includes two activities:

  • Label the items in the photo using the list of words.
  • Label the numbered items in the photo (the answer to activity 1).

The second activity is great for any language that you are learning!

You can download the handout for the activity from the Learned Words Patreon for free.

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Words at work

Chatters and Questions also have access to a words at work lesson plan with a word association activity s and a word search puzzle relating verbs to nouns in a work context.

Categories | VOCABULARY
Tags | language learning, vocabulary, puzzles
11 Jun 2013