Business English : Cultures : Unit 7, pp69
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about a bank in the context of work culture.
To provide clarification and writing practice related to business.
Procedure (39-50 minutes)
Ask students if they have experiences at work which have been different from their usual situation.
In this section I will go through the text and introduce vocabulary that may be new and illicit meaning and provide pronunciation practice. New vocabulary will be written on whiteboard. 8-10 mins
The students will be given a text on Standard Bank which they will read individually and categorise the statements 1-5 under headings a-c. 3-4 mins to read: Then illicit answers from class. 5-6 mins
Ask students to read the article again: 2 mins Then ask them to answer questions, 1a and b, 2. Assist individuals: 5-6 mins Then ask the class to discuss the answers. 4-6mins but : conjunction : strong /bʌt/ : used to introduce an added statement, usually something that is different from what you have said before:
Ask the students to create a list of topics that they think should be covered in cultural training course. They will write these on white board. 4-6 mins
Ask the students to write a paragraph using the 'Standard Bank' article in order to provide tips for people doing business in UK. If students not able to finish, give as homework. Check work as it progresses. 4-7 mins