Key Terms - these can be subjects that you can talk about with colleagues
News that affects your business
The next big holiday coming up
The holiday that just past
Your last vacation
Your next vacation
Your kids' event, i.e. first day at school, graduation
The upcoming meeting
Add more subjects to this list!
When was the last time you had to speak with a colleague while waiting for a meeting to begin?
What do you usually speak about?
How well do you know that person?
How long do you usually speak in this context?
You are in the elevator with a colleague whom you don't know well. You are on a business news site on your smartphone. Play the scene with your teacher or a colleague. You can relate to the news that you read on your smartphone, the weather or something that is going to happen at work.
Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher