The Anglo - Business Preliminary 4 - Monday 25 January 2021 - 7:30-9:30am - Lesson 3
To enable students to practice speaking for fluency in the context of preparing and giving formal presentations in the workplace.
To enable students to extend their lexical range in the context of giving formal workplace presentations.
To enable students to practice listening for gist and detail in the context of workplace presentations.
Procedure (91-120 minutes)
T welcomes Ss to class. T asks how Ss are, if they have any questions or concerns about the course materials, platforms, etc. T and Ss chat informally as all Ss arrive to Teams platform.
T gets Ss attention. T nominates S: “what did we work on in Wednesday’s class?” - we worked with the first conditional talking about the future results of environmental initiatives - we listened to audio of city planners talking about the electric bus versus tram systems - We talked in pairs to practice speaking for fluency T nominates S: “did we have any work suggested for self-study?” - yes, Practice file 10: Business communication. Course book p. 124 T: “Did anyone have a chance to complete it?” T: “Great, then you’ll be especially ready for today’s class!” T: “Based on Practice file 10: Business communication what do you think we might be working on today?” [Giving formal presentations] T: yes! Let's go over the answers to Practice file 10: Business communication exercises 1 & 2. T elicits answers and nominates Ss to go through the answers in OCF.
T shows image of a woman giving a presentation. T: “Does anyone know what is going on here?” [giving a formal presentation at work] T asks: What types of presentations do we give at work? [Talk about academic conferences and artist talks]
T gets Ss attention. T asks Ss to chat with a partner in the channels for 5 minutes to discuss the advantages for a company of having green policies. T assigns partners. ICQ: Are we working in groups? [no, in pairs] ICQ: how many minutes do we have to chat? [5 minutes] T sends pairs to channels. T monitors and takes note of language for feedback and DEC. T calls Ss back to main session and the class shares their ideas in OCF.
T gets Ss attention. T shows slide with gap-fill exercise (slide 6, adapted from p.70 #2) T instructs Ss to listen to the audio and fill in the gaps individually. T plays audio 10.4 twice. T nominates Ss to share their answers in OCF.
T gets Ss attention. T instructs Ss that they will be working in pairs to match 1-8 with a-h to make complete sentences from the presentation in their Jamboards. T sends links in chat: Group 1: https://jamboard.google.com/d/1KNJJa7udeeQGI17VaZ5Q1Ih_PYFdOcpJU2zZ0trkEnE/edit?usp=sharing Group 2: https://jamboard.google.com/d/1uMxfH5hivf1lymkbm0Jw3Q7_6hXRyjyyOw86S1Ht0f8/edit?usp=sharing Group 3: https://jamboard.google.com/d/1D6Mu12oye4LWHNS5W5Ij58nXJ22amfdi25HNY3EC6LM/edit?usp=sharing T assigns partners and asks Ss to head to the channels for 5 minutes to match stickies/form sentences. ICQ: Are we matching the stickies to make sentences from the presentation? [yes] ICQ: are we working in groups? [no, in pairs] ICQ: how many minutes do we have? [5 minutes] T sends pairs to channels. T monitors and takes note of language for feedback and DEC. T calls Ss back to main session and plays the audio once again for Ss to check their answers.
T gets Ss attention. T shows slide 7 and instructs Ss: "Work with a partner. Your company has decided to switch to 100% e-billing. Take turns to present the idea, using the notes below and the expressions from the previous exercise." T assigns new partners and asks Ss to spend 10 minutes working on their short presentations. T informs them that they will then present to the whole class. ICQ: will you be presenting the information from the notes to your partner? [yes, and then to the class] ICQ: How many minutes will you have to practice your presentations? [10 minutes] T sends Ss to channels. T monitors and takes note of language for feedback and DEC. T calls Ss back to main session and nominates Ss to share their presentations with the class.
T gets Ss attention. T instructs Ss: now you'll be getting into 2 groups, Group A and Group B. Each group will have some notes and will talk amongst each other to come up with an outline for a presentation based on these notes. You will have 5 minutes to chat as a group to work on your presentation outline. T: Then you will come back to the main session. I will then pair up one person from Group A with one person from Group B to practice giving your presentations. ICQ: Will you be creating a presentation outline in a group? [yes] ICQ: Will you be giving your presentation to the whole class? [no, to one person from the opposite group] T sends groups to channels. T monitors and takes note of language for feedback and DEC. T calls Ss back to main session, assigns pairs, and sends them to channels. T monitors and takes note of language for feedback and DEC. T calls Ss back to main session, and if time permits, nominates Ss to share their presentations in OCF.
T gives feedback, addressing any good language and interesting/important errors noticed during monitoring. T elicits form Ss to reformulate errors. If time permits, T leads Ss in pronunciation drills.
T gets Ss attention and thanks them for their time. T asks Ss if they have any questions or concerns, specifically about accessing course materials, platforms, etc. T takes note of anything to address with supervisors/academic services. T asks Ss to look at Online Practice [on your Oxford platform]: Business communication Unit 10 ex 1 and 2 and watch the following video and take note of the examples of nudging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncpj6TNHhQU for self-study/further practice. T thanks Ss again for their time, and wishes them a good day.