To provide fluency speaking practice in the same context
To provide gist listening practice in the context of management and meetings at workpalce
To provide review, clarification and practice some useful voccabulary
Procedure (51-67 minutes)
I start the lesson by writing a question on the board: "Why do you think office can be a good place to work as an employee?"
To prepare students for the text, I ask them a number of questions. We can discuss the same questions after watching the talk to see how it has changed their opinions on the topic. 1. What is the role of a manager in an office? 2. How important is it to have meetings on a regular basis? 3. How can we make the office a better place to work? 4. What distractions are there in an office? What about home? Which ones are more disruptive?
I display the talk and we watch it together in order to find the answers to the same questions I asked in the previous stage.
I give a hand-out with some sentences from the talk written on it. Students watch a part of the video again and fill in the blanks. We discuss any new vocabulary in if needed.
In the end, we can hold a discussion to see whether or not this talk has changed their views on management and how. As homework students can write a short essay summarizing the talk and giving some further suggestions to make the office a better place to work.