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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on December 2, 2021 and last updated on May 8, 2023

One problem that a lot of business owners or managers face is how to get their staff to work well together as a team.

There are many different ways that companies try to improve teamwork, but the most effective method is still up for debate.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • likely (adverb)
  • affect (verb)
  • as a result of (phrase)
  • communicate (verb)
  • benefit (verb)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • come easily/easy/naturally (phrase)

Conversation Questions

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  • What are the best things that businesses can do to improve the teamwork of their employees?
  • How important do you think teamwork is for a business?
  • Have you ever done anything in your job to help improve teamwork? Did it work?
  • What mistakes do companies make when trying to improve teamwork?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.