All Business / ESP articles – Page 16

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    Business Spotlight: MOOCs: A rising tide

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight , is about the rising popularity of MOOCs and covers strategies for looking at the pronunciation of acronyms.

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    Business Spotlight: When eBay bought Skype

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about eBay’s acquisition of Skype. Teacher’s notes cover strategies for looking at the detail of written language. 

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    Business Basics: Entertaining a business visitor

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise language for entertaining a business visitor. Exercises include: completing emails with the correct vocabulary, listening to a phone call, writing an itinerary, and role-playing questions and answers.

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    Business Spotlight: Quiet, please

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about being an introvert in, what can sometimes seem like, an extrovert’s world. 

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    Business Basics: Socializing with clients

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise small talk about weather, hotels and travel. Exercises include: revising small talk vocabulary, ordering words to make questions, listening to small talk conversations in a business scenario and role-playing.

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    Business Basics: Greeting a visitor

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise greeting a visitor. Exercises include: completing a gap-fill, listening to a conversation, putting the stages of greeting a visitor into the correct order and devising a welcoming procedure.

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    Business Spotlight: Low-cost air travel

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about the emergence of low-cost travel and South West Airlines. 

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    Macmillan Life Skills: Get Organised – Opening a hotel

    In this Macmillan Life Skills lesson, students must work with a partner to open a new hotel.

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    Business Basics: Asking for help around the office

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise asking for help around the office. Exercises include: completing questions that ask for specific help, matching questions to answers and a role-play where students must ask the correct questions to get help.

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    Business Spotlight: Should we ban fracking?

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight, is about whether hydraulic fracturing should be banned. 

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    Business Spotlight: Wild West of new business

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight , is about the emergence of young, innovative companies funded by small investors through crowdfunding sites. 

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 6: Moving premises

    In the sixth lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students discuss moving premises and decide which employees could work from home, make a decision on which department could be outsourced and practise writing an email to submit a tender.

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    Performance appraisal

    Students are introduced to the topic of performance appraisals in this instalment of David Baker’s HR management series. Students read a text about performance appraisals and listen to a conversation between two colleagues about the advantages and disadvantages of a performance appraisal system.

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    Business Basics: Office procedures

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise helping a new colleague with office procedures. Exercises include: identifying the correct modal verb, listening to an office conversation, giving advice and writing a set of office procedures.

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    Business Spotlight: Whistle-blower: Karen Silkwood

    This lesson, based on an article from Business Spotlight , is about union activist Karen Silkwood who exposed some scandalous business practices in her place of work. 

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    Business Top Trumps: Lesson 5: Restructuring

    In the fifth lesson to accompany the Business Top Trumps card game, students discuss the financial crisis, practise writing emails, use idioms and phrases to discuss a difficult business situation and role-play a company meeting.

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    Business Basics: A job interview

    In this lesson by Rosemary Richey, students practise basic language associated with job interviews. Exercises include: identifying vocabulary used in job adverts, listening to a job interview and completing the gaps, creating a CV and role-playing a job interview.

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    Business Spotlight: English as the EU language?

    This lesson, which is based on an article from Business Spotlight , is about whether English should be the official language for the European Union (EU). 

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    Lesson Share: Presenting convincing arguments

    Gabrielle Jones wins the lesson share competition with a useful lesson on how to formulate convincing arguments and give structured opinions when debating a topic.

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    Training

    Students are introduced to the topic of training in this instalment of David Baker’s HR management series. Students read a text about the importance of training and listen to a conversation between two colleagues from a Human Resources department about how job satisfaction can change at different times in life. ...