Copyright Claire Hart 2012
Business English Lesson Plans
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Presenting your workplace to the world
to look back on tours of your workplace that you´ve given and share your experiences
to practise using if-sentences to talk about approaches you use or would use if you have togive a tour
to think about and discuss the needs and expectations of different visitors to your company
to produce a crib sheet for workplace tours that you can use the next time you have visitors
Starter Discussion Questions
:Think about your experiences of workplace tours and answer these questions:
If you have visitors who come from a different country, do you ever do someresearch in advance to find out about their country and its culture?
If you give visitors a tour in your first language, do you give more detailedinformation than you would if you were doing it in another language?
If you have to give a tour of your workplace in English, do you try harder to be politethan you would if you were using your first language?
If you have to talk about different machines or pieces of equipment in yourworkplace, do you sometimes forget what the correct English word for them is?Exercise 1A. Before you read what three engineers have to say about their experiences of workplace tours, tellyour partner how often you give tours of your workplace.B. Now read the three texts and find out how often these three engineers have to give tours of theirworkplaces.C. Read the texts again and answer these questions:i. Who finds giving tours in English more difficult than doing it in his/her first language?ii. Who has to give tours to visitors from all over the world?iii. Who needs to learn more vocabulary so that he/she can give a tour of his/her workplacemore effectively?iv. Who usually only has to give tours of his workplace when his colleagues can´t do it.