Business is Booming
- practical activities for the business English classroom and beyond.
Word of the Day
Aim: to review vocabulary from previous lessons
- Teacher gives each student a word at the beginning of the lesson.
- Students don’t show each other the word.
- Give students time to look up word.
- Student has to try to use the word as many times in the lesson.
Extension – Students try to guess each other’s words.
Aim: to practice giving presentations.
- Brainstorm information about the subject of the video.
- Watch the video – sound down, make notes of what you can see.
- Work in pairs, write a commentary.
- Perform the presentation over the top of the video.
Alternative – if you have a large class get each pair to write a different minutes worth of commentary.
Aim: to review vocabulary, to listen for specific words.
- Put words from script on the board.
- Ask students to draw grid and put in words
- Play video, students cross off words when they hear them.
For one – one – give students words from script in jumbled order, get student to number the words in the order they hear them.
Functions Mill Dril
Aim; to drill phrases – pronunciation practice.
- Give out the sentences on a slip of paper.
- Students stand up and move around. They say their sentence, then swap paper and move on.
- Repeat activity this time students need to respond to the phrase their partner says.
For one-one – take it in turns to read the sentences from a pile of paper.
Alternative – have questions and replies and the students find their partner.
Aim: to add fun to a role play.
- Set up a role play , assign students roles
- Give students a ‘hidden quirk’.
- Ask them to do the role play but try to act it with the hidden quirk. Their partner has to guess the quirk.
Aim: to add fun to a gap fill, to get students to read through words when doing a gap fill, to get students to think about how knowing the part of speech can help with them do a gap fill
- Choose a suitable text - either make gaps or use the existing gaps
- Read out the parts of speech that are missing and ask students to write down their own words.
- Show student the text and ask them to put the words in the text and read it.
- The do the gap fill as you normally would.
Aim: to get some feedback on your teaching in an informal way to help you plan lessons that suit your students.
· Ask the students to review what has been done in the last few lessons.
· Ask them to rate what they found useful, not very useful, what they liked, what they didn’t like.
· Get feedback.