Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Do you end your workday at 6:00pm Really? Business English

The French really do end their workday at 6:00pm. They don't look at their business e-mails, and go out and enjoy themselves.  Do you?  Can you?  I know that I can't.  I have to always be on the lookout for a new lesson to confirm.

Read this article and discuss it with your English teacher
http://www.theguardian.com/money/shortcuts/2014/apr/09/french-6pm-labour-agreement-work-emails-out-of-office

Key Terms
clock off
 workers' unions
consultancy sectors
malevolent intrusion
pallid
cowering
scurry about
recession-based
continentals
cowed
staring down the barrel
sipping


Questions
What is the main idea of this text?
How many hours do the French work a week?
What has to happen after 6pm? 
How much power does the boss to get his workers to work overtime? 
What is the minimum work week in your country? 
How do you deal with the pressure to always stay connected to work? 
What type of work-related duties do you do at home? 
How often do you take work home?
Are you as efficient when you take the work home? 
Do you get compensated for the hours that you work at home?
Are you jealous of the French that they have 35 hour work week? 
Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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