Business English Present Simple or Continuous discussion questions

Market Leader Intermediate Unit 1

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Discuss with your partner and give your reasons:
• Living conditions in my country usually improve year on year for most people

• The economy is experiencing a strange period, but it will eventually get back to normal

• The government are taking the right steps to improve the economy

• Booms are always followed by busts

• Consumers are becoming less interested in brands

• People buy bands because they trust them

• We don’t need brands

• Brands add colour to our lives

• Brands give consumers choice

• The computer company Apple is changing the way people think about computers

• Mobile phones are becoming more about branding than about features
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Without looking at the sentences above, try to fill the gaps in the sentences with the correct tenses
• Living conditions in my country usually ________________ (improve) year on year for most people

• The economy _______________________ (experience) a strange period, but it will eventually get back to normal

• The government _____________________ (take) the right steps to improve the economy

• Booms ____________________________ (always follow) by busts

• Consumers ___________________________ (become) less interested in brands

• People buy bands because they ________________________ (trust) them

• We ___________________________ (not need) brands

• Brands ________________________________ (add) colour to our lives

• Brands ________________________________ (give) consumers choice

• The computer company Apple ________________ (changes) the way people think about computers

• Mobile phones _____________________________ (become) more about branding than about features

Check your answers above.

Make similar Present Simple and Present Continuous sentences about business for your partner to agree or disagree with (it doesn’t matter if they are your real opinion or not)

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PDF version for easy saving and printing: Bus_Eng_Pres_Simp_Cont_Disc_Qs

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