20 Business C1 ESL Speaking Questions for Entrepreneurs

Present Perfect Continuous:

  1. How long have you been investing in real estate, and what developments have you seen in this market during that time?
  2. What have you been working on in the field of medical research lately, and what breakthroughs have your investments led to?

Present Perfect Simple:

3. Have you ever experienced a significant setback in your business, and how did you overcome it?

  1. Can you share some of the key milestones your company has achieved in recent years?

Third Conditional:

5. If you hadn’t entered the food industry, what other business venture do you think you might have pursued?

  1. What would have happened to your company if you hadn’t expanded into the sports industry?

Should Have Done:

7. Looking back on your career, are there any decisions you believe you should have made differently?

  1. In hindsight, do you think you should have diversified your investments sooner?

Should Do:

9. What steps do you think businesses should take to remain competitive in today’s rapidly changing global market?

  1. As a successful entrepreneur, what advice would you give to aspiring business owners who want to follow in your footsteps?

Past Continuous:

11. What were you doing when you received the news about your company’s latest merger?

  1. Can you describe the atmosphere at your company during the period of rapid expansion in the early 2000s?

Past Perfect Continuous:

13. By the time you entered the sports industry, how long had you been involved in other business sectors?

  1. What had your team been researching before they made that groundbreaking discovery in medical science?

Future Going To:

15. What projects is your company going to launch in the coming year to maintain its growth trajectory?

  1. How do you plan to expand your presence in the food industry over the next five years?

Future Continuous:

17. What will your company be working on in terms of sustainability and environmental initiatives in the near future?

  1. Can you share what your team will be researching in the field of medical science in the coming months?

Future Perfect Simple:

19. By the end of this decade, what do you expect to have accomplished in terms of global market expansion?

  1. What will have changed in your industry by the time your company celebrates its 50th anniversary?