Meeting the challenge of bringing variety into the Business English classroom. Karen Richardson Monday 11th November 2013 11am – 11.45am (GMT). Agenda. Something about me Something about you 3 teaching situations Practical suggestions for more variety Round up.
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Monday 11th November 2013
11am – 11.45am (GMT)
Is their English languagelevel…..
2. The hands-on way
3. The holisticway
1. Listen for gist.
2. Listen for trend words and make notes.
3. Listen for other useful chunks of language.
RYANAIR'S profits dropped sharply in the quarter ending 30 June due to risingfuel costs and alack of last-minute bookings. To combat the loss, the budget airline's pilots have been instructed to fly at a slower pace to cut the fuel bill. Accounts published yesterday reveal that, despite an increase in revenue, Ryanair's profits in the April–June quarter fell by 21 per cent to €78m.
The airline's revenue increased during the period by five per cent to €1.3bn. But fuel costs rose by six per cent and now account for 47 per cent of Ryanair's overall expenditure. Hence the order to pilots to slow down and burn less fuel.Ryanair said its profits were also affected by a drop in last-minute summer bookings due to the heatwave in Britain and by the early timing of Easter, which meant the holiday profits were not included in this quarter.
cars machines shouting
Mr X leaving his office
the door the cleaner phone ringing
Mrs Y on the phone
footsteps coffee machine fridge
printer clock text message
Shop floor workers going home by car.
Mr X‘s footsteps in the corridor.
Mr X saying goodbye to Mrs Y who was on the phone.
The main door closing automatically.
The fridge humming in the coffee area.
Someone getting a text message while our eyes were closed.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something and tell what it saw in a plain way.John Ruskin 1819 – 1900English art critic, draughtsman, water colourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist.
1. The vocabulary in (con)text way
2. The hands-on way
3. The holistic way