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................................................ Page 52 Lesson 13: Living Abroad ..................................................................... Page 16 Lesson 4: Finding Happiness ... Page 28 Lesson 7: Golfing is Great ..................... Page 11 Lesson 3: Digital Etiquette .............. Page 5 Lesson 1: Sleep Deprivation ..................................................... Page 44 Lesson 11: Daily Commuting ...............................................................................................................................................TABLE OF CONTENTS Teaching Tips (How to Use These Lessons) ...................................... Page 24 Lesson 6: Social Drinking ............................................... Page 40 Lesson 10: Business Networking ........... Page 48 Lesson 12: Mobile Devices ......................................Page 7 Lesson 2: Eating Out ...............................................................................Page 20 Lesson 5: Luxury Goods ................................. Page 36 Lesson 9: Work Out Today! . Page 56 3 ................................... Page 32 Lesson 8: Your Ideal Home.................................................................................
............................................ Page 82 Lesson 20: Making Conversation ........ Page 66 Lesson 16: Reading Preferences ...................................... Page 74 Lesson 18: Effective Presentations ........................... Page 86 4 .. Page 61 Lesson 15: Business Travel ...........Lesson 14: Hiking for Fitness .............................................................. Page 78 Lesson 19: Doing a Desk Job .......................................................................................... Page 70 Lesson 17: Being Entertained .................................................
Teacher Tips for Using This Book These lessons in this book are not typical quiz or repetition format lessons. Part 2: Take the Survey & Talk About It Step 1: Give students 5 minutes alone to answer the 10 survey questions about the topic. Go through all 10 questions and ask follow up questions. Step 2: After completing the survey students should be prepared to share and compare their responses with the class. Engage students in meaningful discussion 2. Remember: There are no right or wrong answers. They are designed to strike instant conversation and guide your students through engaging discussion. Prompt students to even ask each other questions. 5 . Encourage them to be creative and always use complete sentences when responding to the questions. Prompt students to speak often about their experiences 3.always Teaching Instructions: Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Warm students up to the lesson in Part 1 by asking the 10 simple starter questions about the picture. We encourage ESL instructors to follow 3 best practices when teaching the lessons: 1. Correct students’ spoken English mistakes .
Part 3: Decide & Discuss Step 1: Give students 5 minutes alone to read through the list of 10 items. Step 2: Have students share. Some survey questions (Part 2) can have more than one answer There are no correct or incorrect answers. ideas or actions they’ve selected with their instructor and peers. ideas or actions and decide which ones are most important to them. Note: Some lessons will require ranking and group consensus. compare and discuss the items. Additional Tips: § § § § § § Allows students at least 5 minutes alone to answer the questions in Parts 2 & 3 before starting a speaking exercise. Allow students to do 75% of the talking. Use spoken examples of new expressions and grammar and ask students questions so they can understand meaning through context. Don’t explain the meaning of words. Try to complete the lesson in a 60 minute class (if possible) 6 .
In what country is this subway? 2. What’s the woman doing? 7. Would you say it’s the weekend or a weekday? 3. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. 1. There are no right or wrong answers. Do you think the woman knows these men? 6. Would you change seats if you were her? 9. It also includes effective strategies for a restful night. Do you think these two men are colleagues? 4. Would you say sleeping on the subway is a habit for them? 5. Does she look comfortable? 8.Lesson 1: Sleep Deprivation Do you suffer from lack of sleep? Is it hard to climb out of bed and get to work? This lesson will improve your English and help uncover why you're not getting enough quality sleep. Do you feel comfortable sleeping on the subway? 10. Have you ever fallen asleep and missed your subway stop? 7 .
o Yes o No 4. I sleep late on weekends. o Yes o No 3. o Often o Sometimes o Never 6.m. I suffer from insomnia.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. I drink coffee after 4:00 p. o Yes o No 5. o Yes o No 2. I need more than 1 cup of coffee each morning to wake up. I wake up before my alarm clock. 1. It takes me more than 30 minutes to fall asleep. o Often o Sometimes o Never 8 . I sleep more than 7 hours per night. o Often o Sometimes o Never 7.
o True o False 10. Drinking alcohol makes me fall asleep faster. but there are some useful tips you can apply to ensure you sleep well most of the time. Compare your ranking with your instructor and peers and discuss. Review the sleeping strategies below and rank them from 1 (most effective) to 10 (least effective) to you personally. I wake up more than 2 times during the night. Sleep in silence. Don’t research or study Don’t eat 2 hours before bed 9 . I go to bed at the same time every night.m. No TV or music Read a fiction book before bed. • • • • • • • Take a hot shower before bed Avoid caffeine 9 hours before bedtime Keep your room slightly cooler Avoid alcohol after 9:00 p.8. o Often o Sometimes o Never 9. Nobody gets a perfect sleep every night. o Strongly Agree o Agree o Somewhat Agree o Disagree Part 3: Decide and Discuss How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep Nothing ruins your personal productivity more than NOT getting enough sleep. even weekends.
• Avoid naps • Exercise • Go to bed at the same time every night Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 10 .
How often do you eat sushi? 10. Do you think the customers are using chopsticks or forks? 5. What are the men wearing on their heads and why? 3. This lesson will improve your English and help you analyze your personal dining habits. it's hard to resist the temptation to eat out. Is it safe to eat raw fish? 6. What are your favorite types of sushi? 11 . Is there any cooked food on the menu? 9. Why is there no waiter or waitress? 7. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. There are no right or wrong answers. 1.Lesson 2: Eating Out With so many restaurants to try. You'll also learn if eating out justifies the bill and the tip. Can you tell if this restaurant is in Japan? 4. Are customers expected to tip the sushi chefs? 8. What type of restaurant is this? 2.
How often do you go out to dinner with your family? o Every evening o A couple of times a week o Once a week o Bi-monthly o Monthly o Seldom 3. 1.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Eating Out Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. How much do you spend each month eating out? o $25 o $50 o $75 o $100 12 . How often do you leave a gratuity? o Always o Often o Sometimes o Hardly ever o Never 4. How often do you go out to dinner with co-workers or friends? o Every evening o A couple of times a week o Once a week o Bi-monthly o Monthly o Seldom 2.
o Thai o Korean o Indian o American o German o French o Chinese o Japanese o Vietnamese o Another country 13 .o o o o $125 $150 $200 Over $200 5. Do you consume alcohol when you go out to dinner? o Always o Often o Sometimes o Seldom o Never 6. o Fruit o Cake o Pie o Yogurt o Cookies o Ice cream o Other 7. What do you usually have for desert? Check the circles that apply most often. Which country's foods do you enjoy most? Check the circles that apply.
o I'll stick with my regular "eating out" lifestyle. If you’re traveling in a foreign country. What is the average price per person for dinner out in your neighborhood? (not including tax or tip) o $10 o $15 o $20 o $25 o $30 o Over $30 per person 9. After completing this survey what would you change about your dining out routine? o I should eat less at home and go out to dinner more. If you were asked to complete a restaurant satisfaction survey tonight after dinner. Part 3: Decide and Discuss Restaurant Satisfaction Criteria Gauging satisfaction with a customer survey can give restaurant owners insight into what their customers really think about the food and the service.8. how long do you last before seeking out a restaurant from your own country? o A few hours o 24 hours o A couple of days o A few days o A week o Two weeks or more o I only eat local foods when traveling 10. o I'd like to try more new foods. o I'm spending too much money eating dinner out. which items would be most important criteria to you? 14 .
• • • • • • • • • • Food temperature Cleanliness Decor Professionalism and friendliness of server Menu pricing and value Table waiting times Parking Food quality Proximity of location Promptness of food service Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 15 .Rank them from 1 (most important) to 10 (least important). Compare and discuss your responses with your instructor and peers.
How are passengers keeping their balance on the bus? 4. Does this look like a tour bus to you? 3.Lesson 3: Digital Etiquette Are you talking and texting when you should be paying attention to people around you? Are you a slave to your mobile device? This lesson will improve your English and suggest best practices for your mobile activities. Is the man in the suit using a smartphone or dumbphone? 9. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Do people talk loudly on public transportation in your country? 16 . Name the 3 types of jewelry the women are wearing 6. There are no right or wrong answers. What's the ratio of men to women on this bus? 2. Should the man in the suit have offered his seat to one of the women? 8. 1. Does the couple behind the man in the suit seem annoyed and why? 7. Why are some women staring at the man? 5. Does the man in the suit appear to be speaking softly? 10. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences.
If you were giving a presentation would you request attendees to turn off mobile devices before you start? o Absolutely o I’d leave it up to them 4. during the meeting?” o Very frequently 17 . When you participate in meetings via teleconference.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Digital Etiquette Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. 1. Do you answer phone calls. how frequently do you do other things. Is it acceptable to check messages during a meeting if attendees excuse themselves and step outside the meeting to respond? o I don’t approve o Only if they excuse themselves 5. How do you feel when you’re talking to a colleague and they're frequently checking their mobile device? o I don’t mind it o I’d wish they wouldn’t o I find it rude 3. check emails or send and receive texts during meetings? o Always o Often o Sometimes o Seldom o Never 2. like answer e-mail or surf the Internet.
Do you put a subject line in your emails? o Always o Often o Sometimes o Seldom o Never 9. Below are some examples of some email blunders. o I once sent a job offer to the wrong person o I sent out pricing information to the wrong client o I misspelled someone’s name or title incorrectly o Something else 7. What do you consider an appropriate email response time? o 5 minutes or less o 5-30 minutes o 30 minutes to 1 hour o 1 to 2 hours o 2-4 hours o The following day o A couple of days later o A week later 8. Select one of them if you've actually done this or simply describe your email blunder below.o o o o Somewhat frequently Not frequently Never I don’t teleconference 6. Do you include acronyms in your emails? o All the time o I keep them to a minimum o I avoid using them altogether 18 .
• Put your mobile device on mute or turn off during meetings • Select ring tones that won't bother others • Speak softly and don't laugh or get angry when talking in public places • Always excuse yourself before talking a call • Use the hands free device if you must use your cell phone driving • If there is a true emergency. Does your company allow employees to use social media or have a social media policy for employees? o Yes o No Part 3: Decide and Discuss Breaking Cell Phone Rules Below are 10 etiquette rules for cell phone users. subways or planes • Never text or email while walking 19 . take the call • Keep phone calls private rather than making others listen • Avoid interrupting a face-to-face conversation to take a call • Turn off all loud mobile notifications when on busses. Are you guilty of breaking all or some of them? If so.10. which ones and be honest. nobody's perfect. share your "mobile sins" with your instructor and peers and talk about experiences and how to improve cell phone etiquette. Once you've confessed.
Describe the landscape? 5. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. What is the man doing? 3. Where do you sit on the happiness pendulum? This lesson will improve your English. There are no right or wrong answers.Lesson 4: Finding Happiness Each of us discovers happiness in our own reasons. Who are these people? 2. Does the child appear to be happy or afraid? 4. When was the last time you watched the sun set? 20 . and teach you what matters in life to achieve happiness. What city or country might this be? 7. 1. What's the statue in the background? 8. How would you describe the air quality? 9. 6. Estimate how far away the city is. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. How often do you visit the park and what do you do there? 10.
What's the most powerful status symbol in your country? o Clothing o School o Career o Home o Car o Neighborhood o Other 2. Is money a high.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Finding Happiness Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. 1. Which simple things in life have you done recently? Check all circles that apply. If you could double your current income. o Smell a flower o Listen to some mood music o Watch the sunset 21 . what would do with the money? o Buy more things o Take more vacations o Pay off debts o Pay the mortgage o Something different 4. medium or low priority in your life right now? o Obsessed o High o Medium o Low 3.
Would you rather have deeper relationships with existing friends OR develop new friendships? o Deeper relationships with current friends o More new friendships 9. Do you have personal goals? o Yes o No 6. o A joke I heard o Some good news o A friend’s voice o A family member’s achievement o Other 22 . What could you do to make your job more rewarding? Check all circles that apply. How happy are when you're at work? o Very happy o Reasonably happy o Unhappy 7. o Help others o Express creativity o Suggest improvements o Take on more responsibilities o Another initiative 8.o o o o Read a novel Play with my child Meditate Something different 5. What made you smile today? Check all circles that apply.
From the list below. treasure family Take initiative at work Give it away. When was the last time you helped someone. give it away now! Put money low on the list Avoid comparisons Have meaningful goals Say thank you like you mean it Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 23 .10. • • • • • • • • • • Get out and exercise Savor everyday moments Smile even when you don’t feel like it Make friends. choose the ones you want to focus on more often. donated goods. Compare and discuss your responses with your instructor and peers. or gave to charity? o Recently o A while back o I can’t recall Part 3: Decide and Discuss The Science of Happiness Psychologists and researchers have recently spent time researching the very important question previously left to philosophers: What makes us truly happy? Below are 10 scientifically proven strategies for becoming happy. volunteered.
Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. What sorts of products does Louis Vuitton sell? 10. What city do you think this is? 5. and help you decide if you desire them. What do you think is in her bag? 3. Why is the "middle aged" couple walking in the middle of the street? 6. There are no right or wrong answers. Why are the vehicles parked in opposite directions? 4. Have you visited a Louis Vuitton shop? 24 . luxury goods sales still skyrocket. Who's buying luxury goods besides the affluent? This lesson will improve your English. What month of the year does it appear to be? 8. Do both automobiles appear to be luxury vehicles? 7. 1. put the price tag of luxury goods into perspective. or can do without. Who is Louis Vuitton? 9.Lesson 5: Luxury Goods Despite weaker economies. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. Where is the woman coming from? 2.
If you said "no" why? Check all circles that apply. o They're too expensive o I don't care for famous brands o There's nothing I'm interested to buy now o Having the latest style is unimportant o Another reason 4. Have you ever purchased a luxury good? o Yes o No 3.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Luxury Goods Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. I pay attention to what others buy o Strongly agree o Agree o Neither agree or disagree o Disagree o Strongly disagree 2. 1. If you said "yes" what did you buy? o A car o A watch o A handbag o A wallet o A suit or dress o Jewelry o Sunglasses o Perfume 25 .
meat fruit or vegetables o Premium chocolates or candies o Something else 9. o Price o Quality o Brand reputation o Other 10.5. I have 8. I haven't o Yes. After you bought it did you experience "buyer's remorse"? o Yes o No 7. Have you bought specialty food or drink recently? o No. Are you tempted to buy more luxury goods after taking this survey? o Absolutely o Sort of o Not really 26 . Why did you buy it? o I liked the design o Few people own it (exclusive) o Personal satisfaction o To show status o Other 6. What's important to you when selecting a luxury good? Check all circles that apply. If you said "yes" what did you purchase? o A bottle of premium alcohol o A five star meal o Rare fish.
you only have the time and resources to implement 5 of them. make them one Re-assign customer relationships to a new sales rep when one leaves Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 27 . Unfortunately. This morning your CEO sent you an email with 10 strategies to build customer relationships and grow new and repeat business.Part 3: Decide and Discuss Retail Strategies for a Luxury Good Store You've been hired to manage a luxury goods duty free shop that sells women's handbags and accessories. Discuss and reach consensus with your sales team (classmates or instructor) which strategies to "action" first. Send simple email offers less frequently Share the customer's profile with him/her and update when they buy Have enough staff in your store Give sales staff business cards to share with customers Don't treat tourists as "one time" purchasers Use "referral" programs so customers will invite friends to shop Track sales metrics from new and repeat customers If customers won't give their email address. • • • • • • • • • • Give salespeople mobile devices to collect shopper information Stop spamming customers.
Do you think they've already had more than one beer? 5. Do there appear to be any secret service agents near the president? 8. Does it look like the "First Lady" enjoys dark beer? 6. Does your spouse enjoy drinking alcohol? 7. Who do you think the people drinking with Obama are? 10. did you enjoy it? 3.Lesson 6: Social Drinking These days our choice of international ales. Have you tried this type of beer. How often do you drink alcohol? Do you enjoy the experience? This lesson will improve your English and help you decide if drinking alcohol is a necessary pleasure. What kind of beer are they drinking? 2. What kinds of beers do you see "on tap"? 9. There are no right or wrong answers. What's hanging from the man's neck? 4. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. and if so. wines and whiskeys can be sipped conveniently in local pubs. 1. When was the last time you visited a pub like this? 28 .
o Domestic beer o Imported beer o Wines o Hard liquor o Liqueurs o Other 3. Where you do drink most often? Check all circles that apply o Pubs o Restaurants o Nightclubs o Office lounge o Home o Hotel bar o Another place 29 . 1. What kind of alcohol do you enjoy drinking the most? Check all circles that apply. How often do you drink? o Every day o Almost every day o Two to three times per week o One a week o Biweekly o Once a month o Every two to three months o Hardly ever 2.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Social Drinking Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants.
What's the most money you've spent on a bottle of wine or spirits? o $10 o $25 o $50 o $100 30 . Estimate your monthly liquor spend? o $0 to $25 o $25 to $50 o $100 to $200 o $200 to $500 o $500 to $1.4. Have you participated in a wine tasting event? o No o Yes 8.000 o Over $1. Do you collect wine or spirits? o Yes o No 7. Why type of whisky do you prefer .000 9.Scotch or Bourbon? o Scotch o Bourbon o Neither 6. With whom do you drink most often? o Spouse o Partner o Friend(s) o Coworker(s) o Alone o Customers o Other 5.
Many of your good friends will be there so the mood will be cheerful.o o o o $200 $500 $1. • • • • • • • • • • Eat before you start drinking Drink one glass of water between drinks Avoid mixing different alcohols Avoid wine and whisky completely Drink milk to protect your stomach Take a multivitamin before drinking Take and aspirin before going to bed Stop after two drinks Drink a sports drink before sleeping Avoid cheap liquor 31 . Share your 3 choices with your instructor and participants and then compare and discuss.000 10. Below is the list. Before you head out for a night of socializing and drinking you stumble upon a list of 10 suggestions from a web page on how to avoid a hangover.000 Over $1. Choose 3 that you'll try to follow tonight and stick to them. Do you need to drink well to advance your career in your organization? o Yes o No o It depends Part 3: Decide and Discuss How to Prevent a Hangover You've been invited to a local pub tonight to celebrate your friend's 40th birthday party.
Lesson 7: Golfing is Great The golf course has long been known as the place where business deals get done. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. Do you think the man's golf ball cleared the pond? 8. How much would it cost to play on a golf simulator in your country 10. How big of an investment is a simulator such as this? 5. What item appears to be in one man's back pocket? 7. But. For what reasons do you golf? This lesson will improve your English. Do you think the man sitting down is drinking alcohol 4. There are no right or wrong answers. golf is also great recreation for any age. 1. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Which course do you think they're playing? 3. Why is one of the curtains blocking part of the white wall? 6. How close is a simulator experience compared to actually golfing? 32 . Does this golf simulator appear to be in someone's home? 2. and explore the various reasons why people golf. Have you had the chance to try a golf simulator? 9.
With whom do you usually play golf? Check all circles that apply.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Golfing is Great Please answer the 10-question survey below then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. When will you play golf next? o Tomorrow o This weekend o Next week o In a month o In a couple of months o Several months later 33 . When did you first take up golf? o As a child o As a teenager o As a college student o During my career 4. o Friends o Coworkers o Customers o Relatives/family o Alone o Other people 3. How often do you play golf? o Once a week o Bi-weekly o Monthly o Quarterly o Annually 2. 1.
How often do you practice at the driving range? o Every day o Every few days o Weekly o Monthly o Yearly 8. Have you golfed abroad? o Yes o No 9. Which courses have you played in your country? (write down) 6. If you've golfed abroad. in what regions have you played? o China o Japan o Korea o Thailand o Malaysia o Indonesia o Philippines o USA o Canada o Australia o New Zealand o Europe o A different country 34 .o In a year o I have no idea 5. Have you taken golf lessons? o Yes o No 7.
Carefully select 5 of the reasons below as the main speaking points for your presentation. At this week's Toastmasters meeting you've been asked to prepare a group presentation about why you and your members like golf.10. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization helping people develop their public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs worldwide since 1924. What are the 2 best ways to improve your golf game? o Buy better golf clubs o Visit the local driving range more frequently o Visit the golf course more often o Play more virtual golf o Go on more golf package tours abroad o Another reason Part 3: Decide and Discuss Top 10 Great Things About Golf Imagine you're a member of Toastmasters International. Reach a consensus with your group members through discussion. • • • • • • • • • • Exercise Friendship Nature Challenging Business networking Relaxing Solitude Vacation Lifelong game It's fun 35 .
There are no right or wrong answers. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. What would you change about this house if you owned it? 10. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. 1. Where might this home be located? 2.Lesson 8: Your Ideal Home Everyone deserves to be a home owner. Why is there no garage? 6. What would you say the price of this home is? 4. Does this appear to be a new or mature neighborhood? 8. How would you feel about moving to the suburbs in your country? 36 . Can you tell if it has a basement? 7. What do you think of the design? 3. How many bedrooms does it probably have? 5. How much work do you think it costs to maintain this residence? 9. How would you describe your house or apartment? Is it comfortable and convenient or would you prefer someplace else? This lesson will improve your English and explore the reasons behind why people choose to live where they do.
1. kids.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Your Ideal Home Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. my parent(s) and me o My spouse. o Parks and recreation o The schools o The amenities o The neighbors o Close proximity to work o Close to public transportation o Something else 37 . How many people live in your home? o Just me o Just my roommate(s) and me o My spouse and me o My spouse. my wife's parent(s) and me o A different combination of occupants 3. kids. kids and me o My spouse. In what type of residence do you live? o House o Condominium o Walk up (3-4 story) o Apartment o Dormitory o Hotel residence o A different dwelling 2. What do you like most about where you live? Click all circles that apply.
Do you have security in your home? o Yes o No 6.4. How many times have you moved in the past 5 years? o Never o 1 time o 2 times o 3 times o 4 times o More than 4 times 38 . What's parking like near your home? o It's terrible o It meets our basic needs o It couldn't be better 8. How many air conditioners do you have in your home? o 0 o 1 o 2 o 3 o 4+ 7. What do you LEAST like about where you live? Click all circles that apply. o Not enough amenities o Schools are mediocre o Lack of space o Annoying neighbors o Too much noise o Far from work o House maintenance issues o Something different 5.
which 5 would you they be? Compare choices with your instructor and peers and discuss reasons why. Assume you could live anywhere in your country and work remotely.? Part 3: Decide and Discuss "Nice to Haves" in a Rental Property Imagine your employer will transfer you to Phoenix. Describe your "ideal" home. Luckily. • • • • • • • • • • Hardwood floors Stainless steel appliances Home security Central air conditioning Swimming pool Double garage Walk in closets Ensuite Whirlpool bathtub Backyard patio or deck Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 39 . Because of the length of this assignment you’re allowed to bring your family. Do you plan to move from your current residence? o Yes o No 10. The first thing to do once arriving there is to search for a rental home. Assuming you could only choose 5 "nice to haves".9. Arizona to work in their branch office for 3 years. Would you have a backyard. etc. a pool. how many rooms. you've narrowed down your "nice to haves" below.
How long will she exercise? 5. How fast do you think this woman is going? 3. get out and get moving. 1. Do you make a habit of going to the gym almost every day? Are there certain exercises you prefer over others? This lesson will improve your English and motivate you to get up. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. What kinds of exercise equipment do you see? 2. What do you think she's listening to? 4. Is it safe for the older man to be on this machine? 8. Would you find this sort of exercise boring? 40 . There are no right or wrong answers.Lesson 9: Work Out Today! The older we get. Are the treadmill surfaces they’re on inclined for greater resistance? 10. the harder it is to maintain our weight and stay in shape. Why is the woman wearing gloves? 6. What's the purpose of all the mirrors? 7. Why are most of the machines vacant? 9.
What's the main reason you exercise? o Lose weight o Gain weight o Tone muscles o Gain definition o Gain strength o Have more energy o Reduce stress 41 . How many days a week do you exercise? o 5 or more o 3-5 times o 1-3 times o Not regularly o Not at all 2.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Workout Today Please answer the 10-question survey below then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. how long do you typically do it? o Less than 30 minutes o 30 minutes to 1 hour o 1 hour or more 4. When you exercise. 1. When is the most convenient time for you to exercise? o Early mornings o Mid mornings o Lunch o Late afternoons o Early evenings o Late evenings 3.
Do you do weight resistance exercises? o Yes o No 42 . Do you own home exercise equipment? o Yes o No 6. What’s your top excuse (if any) which prevents you from going to the gym? o No money o No time o No motivation o Health issues o Too much stress o Another reason 8. If you own it. What type(s) of aerobic exercise do you do? o Running outdoors o Walking o Biking o Swimming o Treadmill o Hiking o Other 9. do you use it much? o Never o Rarely o Sometimes o Often 7.o Improve overall health 5.
flowers. hot tub 43 . How satisfied are you with your level of physical fitness? o Very Satisfied o Satisfied o Unsatisfied Part 3: Decide and Discuss Selecting a Fitness Centre for Staff You've been assigned the task of selecting a gym near your office for the company's employees. • • • • • • • • • • Proximity to office Hours of operation Members . etc. monthly etc.) Sauna.age. Below are the criteria for fitness centre selection. coed Personal trainers available Cleanliness of facility Availability of equipment (people waiting in line) Modern equipment Classes offered (Yoga. The company will pay for 80% of the membership fees and employees are expected to pay the rest. Discuss and reach consensus with your instructor and peers. female. Zumba. male. Rank the criteria from 1 (most important) down to 10 (least important).10.) Membership fees (deposit.
Do they appear to be enjoying themselves? 9. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. How will each person decide who to speak with next? 6. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. shaking hands and collecting business cards. What's the point of this kind of meeting? 8. Where are these people? 2. This lesson will improve your English and explore the networking opportunities available to you online and offline. 1. It's about making real connections with likeminded people. What questions are they asking each other? 4. There are no right or wrong answers. How long will this event probably last? 5. Why are there more women than men? 10.Lesson 10: Business Networking Business networking is more than showing. Why are they in groups of two? 3. Have you participated in an event like this? 44 . Would you feel awkward talking to the opposite sex? 7.
000 or more persons 45 . 1. How many hours do you spend connecting through online professional networks each week? o 0-5 hours o 6-11 hours o 12-15 hours o 16-20 hours o 21 hours + 4. How many professional networks do you belong to? o None o 1 or more 2.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Business Networking Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. How big is your online business network? o 50 or more persons o 250 or more persons o 500 or more persons o 750 or more persons o 1. What alumni groups to you belong to? o Elementary School o Middle School o High School o Post Secondary o Military o Other 3.
what is the "real power" of a network? 9. How often do you have a coffee. lunch or dinner with someone new? o Yearly o Monthly o Weekly o Daily 10.5. What benefits have you received because of networking? o A new job o A promotion o A new customer o A new hire o Something else 7. o Check in with contacts periodically. o Speak or participate at business events. o Stay in touch by email or social networking. o Participate in fund raising or charity events. What types of "like minded" people are most important for you to connect with in growing your network? o Industry o Profession o Experience o Location o Age o Other 8. What actions do you take to grow your online/offline networks? o Attend social events at hotels or restaurants. In your own words. What will you do to increase the value of your network? (write) 46 . o Take someone I’d like to get to get to know out to lunch. 6.
Select 1 for the "most effective" tip down to 10 for the "least effective" tip.Part 3: Decide and Discuss Tips for a Business Networking Event Imagine you’ll be attending a networking event this evening with a group of businesspeople from many countries. Reach consensus with your instructor and peers through discussion. Rank the "networking tips" you'll use for the event from 1-10. • • • • • • • • • • Bring business cards Offer to buy someone a drink Have your “business pitch” ready Think of some interesting conversation starters Be first to introduce yourself Offer to help someone with their business Make notes on business cards you receive Always ask for a business card Leave the event with at least 2 new contacts Have a few drinks to get relaxed Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 47 .
Where are the two men with backpacks heading? 3. What time of day might it be? 4. There are no right or wrong answers. Why haven't the doors closed yet? 5. Are fans popular with men in your country? 10. Why aren't there protective rails blocking the track? 8. 1. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. What time of year is it? 7. Why aren't the subway windows open? 9. What do you think the man in the suit does for a living? 6. This lesson will improve your English and discuss ways to reduce your commute time or find ways to make it tolerable. It's safe to say most people don't enjoy commuting because it takes us away from our families and free time. How often do you take the subway? 48 .Lesson 11: Daily Commuting Commuting to work is a daily ritual for people every day. In what country was this picture taken? 2.
Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It
Survey: Daily Commuting Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. 1. What time do you usually leave for work? o 5 AM o 6 AM o 7 AM o 8 AM o After 9 AM 2. How do you commute to work? o By my car o By bus o By subway o By taxi o By train o Walk o Multiple modes of transportation 3. If you don't drive, what activities do you engage in during your daily commute? o Talk on the phone o Read the newspaper o Sleep o Listen to music o Study o Work o Watch TV o Something else
4. How long is your commute? o 15 minutes or less o 15-30 minutes o 30-45 minutes o 45-60 minutes o More than 60 minutes o 90 minutes or more 5. Do you try to leave earlier or later to shorten your commute? o Earlier o Later o Neither 6. What's the parking situation like near your office? o It's extremely expensive o There's not enough space o It's too far from my office o Other 7. Would you move closer to your office to shorten your commute? o Not likely o Perhaps 8. If you chose "not likely," why? o A residence in that location is too expensive o A residence would be too small o There are not enough amenities o The schools are not good o Too far from my relatives o A different reason 9. Describe one of your worst commuting experiences?
10. How many times per month do you telecommute? o 3+ days per week o 2 days per week o 1 day per week o 1-3 times per month o Less than 1 day per month o Never
Part 3: Decide and Discuss
Factors Preventing Car Commuting Put a number between 1-10 in the box under each item. Select 1 for the "most influential factor" and 10 for the "least influential" factor preventing people from driving to work every day (in your country). Reach consensus with your instructor and peers through discussion. • • • • • • • • • • Traffic Weather Parking availability Driving confidence Insurance fees Personal safety Gas prices Vehicle sharing (family) Too tired to drive Parking far from office
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1. Do you use your phone to take pictures? 52 . Where is this man? 2. Are beards or mustaches popular in your country? 9. What time of year is it? 7. Does he look like a local or a tourist? 6. What type of mobile device do you own and what do you use it for? This lesson will improve your English and elevate your awareness of new mobile technologies and applications. what was your impression? 10. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. Have you been to this place? If so. There are no right or wrong answers. What's he taking a picture of? 3. What type of mobile device is he probably holding? 5. What type of flowers are on the trees? 8.Lesson 12: Mobile Devices All businesspeople own smartphones these days. How many stories high is the piece of architecture? 4.
Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It
Survey: Mobile Devices Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. 1. How many mobile devices do you own? o 1 device o 2-3 devices o More than 3 devices 2. Do you own a tablet? o Yes o No 3. What brand(s) of mobile device(s) do you own? o Samsung o Apple o Android o LG o Multiple brands o Blackberry o Other 4. Why did you choose that brand? o Price o The plan o Functionality o Look and feel o Impulse buy o Other reason
5. Are you 100% satisfied with it? If not, why? (write)
6. Do you think your cell phone usage justifies the monthly service fee? o Yes o No 7. How many apps do you have on your smartphone? o 1-5 o 6-10 o 11-20 o 21-30 o 31-50 8. What's the #1 app you can't live without? (write)
9. What "distracted driving" activities have you done in in the past 7 days? Check all that apply. o Not using a “hands free” device o Texting o Emailing o Web surfing o A different activity o None of the above
10. What did you learn about your mobile device(s) today? Check all
circles that apply. o My monthly fee is too high o I need a technology upgrade o I should download some new apps o I should unplug my devices and relax more o Something different
Part 3: Decide and Discuss
Top 10 Daily Activities on Mobile Devices Rank the 10 mobile device activities below from 1 being "most frequent" to 10 for the "least frequent" activity performed by office workers between ages 28-45 (in your country). Discuss and try to reach consensus with your instructor and peers. • • • • • • • • • • Texting Phone calls Email Taking pictures Using maps Reading ebooks Shopping online Using apps Watching video/TV Web surfing
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Where are these people? 2. Could you imagine living in a foreign country? This lesson will improve your English and help you conclude if living abroad is right for you. How do they know each other? 4. What's hanging from the trees? 5. Would you like to visit this place? 56 . Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Have you been to this region? 3. education or personal reasons. Are they riding on the street or sidewalk? 7. Where might they be going? 9.Lesson 13: Living Abroad Millions of people are living abroad. 1. Is cycling popular in your country? 10. be it for work. Why is one man wearing a suit? 6. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. There are no right or wrong answers. Are all of the bikes identical? 8.
Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Living Abroad Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. 1. I haven't 2. Have you experienced living in a foreign country? o Yes. If you said "yes" to question #1 what were your 2 biggest challenges living there? o The language o The culture o Local food o The transportation o The service levels o Making friends o Personal safety o Doing my job o My studies o Cost of living o Living space o Discrimination o Something else 57 . o The food o The people o The scenery o The lifestyle o Something else 3. If you said "yes" to question #1 what was your best impression of that country? If you said "no" to question #1 go to question #5. I have o No.
I do o No. to question #1 when you returned to your home country what was hardest thing to adapt to? o Traffic o Office culture o Weather o Cost of living o Living Space o Pollution o Something else 5. Does your current company offer employees the chance to study or work abroad? o Yes o No 8. Do you know someone who's worked or studied abroad? o Yes. what do you think would be your biggest challenge?? o Making friends o The food o Personal safety o Transportation o Local language o Culture o Living space o Something else 6. I don't 7. If you said "yes.4. Would you allow your son or daughter to attend a university alone in a foreign country? o Yes o No 58 . If you said "no" to question #1 then imagine you were to live in a foreign country for 1 year.
In reality.9. o No. 10. it's important to have an international perspective. but how? Which of the following ideas are you comfortable pursuing. Would you allow your middle school child to participate in a homestay/school program in a foreign country for 1 or more years? o Yes. few of us can work or study abroad. Select 1 for the "most preferred” country then down through 10 for the "least preferred" country. Then try to reach consensus with your instructor and peers through discussion. Developing friendships with expats in your own country is a good idea. I don't think it's a good idea. o It really depends. of course. • • • • • France Canada Hong Kong Australia Mexico 59 . if any? o o o o o o Talk to them in local pubs Initiate a conversation in the street Attend international events Offer to teach them your language Connect with expats working in your company Another idea Part 3: Decide and Discuss Countries for Working Abroad Rank the countries below between 1-10 in order of preference among office workers in your country planning to live abroad for 3 years. However.
• • • • • Netherlands China USA Singapore United Arab Emirates Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 60 .
Where will the hikers go next? 7. How high above the city are they? 6.Lesson 14: Hiking for Fitness Hiking is a fantastic way to reap all the benefits that the outdoors has to offer. There are no right or wrong answers. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. What type of vegetation do you see? 5. and let you reminisce about past hiking adventures or plan your next one. How does this picture make you feel? 2. How long do you think it took the hikers to get to the top? 9. who wouldn't love exploring mountain trails. This lesson will improve your English. From a low-impact workout to incredible views. What season of the year is it? 8. Why are some hikers using poles? 3. 1. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. What do you think the sign says? 4. Why does it appear there are no children or teenagers here? 10. How many mountains have you hiked in your country? 61 .
Where did you hike and what was the distance? (write) 3. Who did you go with? o Alone o With friends o With family o With coworkers o With acquaintances o Other people 62 . When was your last hiking experience? o o o o o o Yesterday Several days ago Last weekend Last month Last year More than a year ago 2. How far was it from your home? o 30 minutes or less o 1 hour o 90 minutes o 2 hours o Even longer 4.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Hiking for Fitness Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. 1.
How frequently do you hike? o o o o o o Every day Every week Every month Every 3-6 months Every 6-12 months Every 12+ months 7. the flora. What kinds of hikes do you enjoy? Please check everything that applies to you. mice or varmints Snakes Bears Deer Mountain Lions Mountain goats Chickens Cows Horses Other animals Nothing 6. the fauna. deliberate pace to cover a good distance before taking a water break at 30 minutes. 63 .5. the view. o I get impatient unless I can cover a distance as quickly as possible. o I enjoy walking a comfortable pace with a short break every 30 minutes. o I like to stop frequently to enjoy the scenery. o I prefer walking a steady. What kinds of wildlife can you see when hiking? o o o o o o o o o o o o Birds Squirrels. o I like trails with gentle slopes.
o I am physically fit and willing to take steep trails. What interesting or memorable stories can you describe from a past hike? (write) 10.o I don’t mind some hills but prefer a varied terrain. • • • • • Compass Sunscreen Water bottle Sunglasses Bug spray 64 .Which mountain would you like to hike next and why? (write) Part 3: Decide and Discuss Choosing Supplies for a 6-Hour Hike You and your peers will leave tomorrow morning for a long hike. Of the 10 items below. Reach consensus with your instructor and peers through discussion. select 1 for the "most important" item down to 10 for the "least important" item. 8. o Cycling o Ice skating o Boating o Fishing o Horseback riding o Skiing 9. o I enjoy trails that go steadily up to a mountain top and then it’s downhill all the way back. What other outdoor activities do you like to participate in? Please check everything that applies to you.
• • • • • Alcohol First aid kit Hat Snacks Water Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 65 .
Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. There are no right or wrong answers. and offer you an opportunity to work in a different setting. Who do you think they're visiting? 5. Do they appear to be Americans? 8. Do you usually wear a suit and tie for when you travel for business? 9. Does your company send employees to do business abroad? 66 . Are these travelers departing or arriving? 2. Would you say they're traveling economy or business class? 10. Which of their 3 carry-on bags would you prefer for travel? 6. take it. This lesson will improve your English and help prioritize and plan your next business trip. 1. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences.Lesson 15: Business Travel If you're offered the chance to take a business trip. It will build your experience and exposure. Are they prepared for an international flight? 7. What business department do they probably belong to? 3. Who appears to be the boss? 4.
Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Business Travel Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. 1. how many domestic business trips have you taken? o 0 trips o 1-5 trips o 6-10 trips o 11-15 trips o 16-20 trips o More than 20 trips 4. Which domestic locations have you visited? (write) 67 . In the last 2 years. How often do you travel for business? o Once a year o Once a month o Once a week o A different frequency 2. What is the main purpose of your business travel? o Customer visits o Facility or factory tours o Company conferences o Training sessions o Internal presentations o Other 3.
Which international locations have you visited? (write) 7. how many international business trips have you taken? o 0 trips o 1-5 trips o 6-10 trips o 11-15 trips o 16-20 trips o More than 20 trips 6. What do you enjoy about business travel? Check all circles that apply. In the last 2 years. if you have them? o An extra flight o An upgrade to business class o Hotel reservations o Rental car o Merchandise 68 .5. What items (if any) have you forgotten to bring on a business trip? Check all circles that apply. What do you use your frequent flyer points for. o Nothing really o Staying in nice hotels o A change of scenery and people o Visiting duty free shops o Sight seeing when I have time o Other 8. o Computer cables o Mobile device chargers o Passport or visa o Plane tickets o Extra apparel o Something else 9.
10. The goal is to reach consensus with your colleagues so you can book final reservations today. You must decide on a hotel for your group to stay at. Examine the hotel amenities below and rank them from (1) most necessary to (10) least necessary. o o o o o o o o o o Free wi-fi in every room A King size bed In room refrigerator Free liquor samples Food from your country in the hotel restaurant A jacuzzi in each room Late check-out option (2:00 pm) Complimentary breakfast A room with a window Free movies 69 . What would you do if your company asked you travel domestically at least 50% of your time? o I'd resign o I'd negotiate a pay raise o I'd negotiate the time frequency down o I'd gladly accept the responsibility o I’d have an other idea Part 3: Decide and Discuss Choosing a Hotel Next week you'll be flying to New York for a business trip with colleagues.
How much is an e-reader like this? 9. Would you feel comfortable reading your book here? 8. What books are you drawn to? This lesson will improve your English and help you share and compare your literary escapes with others. What types of books do you see on the shelf? 4. What brand of e-reader is she holding? 5. Do you think she's already browsed these books on the shelf? 6. Do you think bookstores will exist in 10 years? 70 . Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. There are no right or wrong answers.Lesson 16: Reading Preferences With the tremendous popularity of mobile devices and e-readers we now have instant access to millions of online book titles. Are the books on the shelf in English? 3. How often do you visit bookstores? 10. Isn't she holding the e-reader too far from her eyes? 7. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. 1. Is this woman in a library or a bookstore? 2.
o Business o Biographies o Science Fiction o History o Fiction o Self Improvement o Religion o Other 2. What books do you enjoy reading? Please check each box that applies to you. 1.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Reading Preferences Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. If you had more spare time what books would you read more of? (write) 4. Are you reading any books these days? o Yes o No 5. What's the title of the book and author you’re currently reading? 71 . How often do you read books? o Everyday o A couple of times a week o Weekly o Monthly o Rarely 3.
For what reason(s) would you choose one format over the other? (write) 8. Do you prefer paper backs or e-books? o Paperbacks o e-books 7. Would you take a speed reading course? o Yes o No 10.6. Do you read books in foreign languages such as English? o Yes o No o I’ve never tried Part 3: Decide and Discuss Best Places to Read Books Now that we can carry a library of ebooks with us anywhere we go. • In bed 72 . Do you read book reviews? o Yes o No 9. what places do you like to read the most? If you had an afternoon off from work tomorrow and could relax alone for 2 hours to read that new book you just bought. what places would you most like to read it and why? Review the "10 best places” to read below and rank them from 1 (most favorite) to 10 (least favorite) Compare your choices with your instructor and peers and discuss.
• • • • • • • • • At the park In the library On the couch In a bookstore In a coffee shop In the bathtub On a beach In a hotel lobby On public transportation Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 73 .
Can you name all of the instruments you see? 8. What type of establishment is this? 4. Why are most of the band members seated? 7.Lesson 17: Being Entertained At any given moment there are probably hundreds if not thousands of attractions and performers ready to entertain you. What types of entertainment have you enjoyed recently? This lesson will improve your English and inspire you to discover new entertainment genres beyond just movies or television. What musical genre are they performing? 3. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. Do you think they're playing original music or cover songs? 10. When was the last time you attended a musical performance? 74 . There are no right or wrong answers. How many people are in this band? 2. Which of these instruments would you like to learn to play? 9. Who appears to be the lead vocalist? 5. Which musician has a pony tail? 6. 1.
What sort of entertainment do you enjoy? Check all circles that apply. o DisneyWorld o Broadway o Universal Studios o Guggenheim Museum o Caesar's Palace o Las Vegas o A different venue o None of the above 75 . 1. When was the last time you were entertained? o Recently o A little while ago o It's been ages 3. o Live theater o Symphonies o Operas o Movies o Musical performances o Stand up comedy o Art galleries o Jazz o Ballet o Casinos o Other 2. Which entertainment venues have you visited? Check all circles that apply.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Being Entertained Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants.
Would you encourage your children to study the arts in university? o Yes o No 8. What types of music do you listen to? Check all circles that apply. o Jazz o Classical o Opera o Rock o Alternative o Traditional or Folk o Instrumental o Country 5. o A school play o A musical performance o A dance performance o A comedy show o A role play (company or language training) o Something else 6.4. How do you entertain guests at your home? Check all circles that apply. o Serving food and drink o Watching movies together o Watching sporting events o Playing video games o Playing cards 76 . Do you have friends or family members who are involved in the performing arts? o Yes o No 7. Have you participated in any of the following events? Check all circles that apply.
What entertainment forms will you enjoy this weekend? Part 3: Decide and Discuss Entertainment Choices in America You and your classmates are planning a 7 day tour to the US. • • • • • • • • • • A Las Vegas show Disney World in Florida A Broadway play in New York Mardi Gras in New Orleans The Epcot Centre in Florida Universal Studios in California Sea World in San Diego The Guggenheim Museum in New York A professional sports game The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 77 .9. Select 3 venues (as a group) and describe why you chose them and eliminated others. Who are some of the most well-known entertainers in your country? (write) 10. During this visit you'll want to visit America's most popular entertainment venues. You've narrowed down your list to 10 venues. but only have time to attend a few.
What product do you predict Apple will come out with next? 10. Have you watched one of Apple's product presentations? 7. What exactly is he presenting? 3. Who's he presenting to? 4. What made this man such a great presenter? 78 . There are no right or wrong answers. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Do you understand his key points on the right slide? 5. Do you think Apple can innovate with this business genius now gone? 9. This lesson will improve your English and show you how to deliver an effective presentation and offer tips for public speaking. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. What Apple products do you own? 8. Who's presenting? 2. What's he wearing and why isn’t he in a business suit? 6. 1.Lesson 18: Effective Presentations Are you satisfied with your presentation skills? Even with a great power point there are no guarantees you'll impress your audience.
1. What was the subject of your presentation? o A job subject o A hobby or activity I enjoy o A subject I study o Something else 79 .Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Effective Presentations Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. When was the last time you gave a presentation? o Yesterday o Days ago o Last week o Last month o Months ago o Last year o Never 2. What was the objective of your presentation? o To inform o To entertain o To inspire/motivate o To persuade o Another objective 4. What type of presentation was it? o Business o Academic o Personal 3.
.. and here are 3 reasons why. 80 .. and here are 3 reasons why... with at least 3 key points.. o Bring in one of your previous business presentations.. 10..5.. o Everyone should do.. What might be the objective of your next presentation? o To inform o To entertain o To inspire/motivate o To persuade o Another objective 8. What type of presentation might it be? o Business o Academic o Personal 7. 3 Main Points.. o My favorite hobby is. Select 1 topic below and be prepared to present in class for 3-5 minutes.. and here are 3 reasons why. In your presentation remember to include an Introduction.. and a Conclusion. in 3-5 easy steps... o I enjoy my job. o Why I like. o Topic of your choice... and here are 3 reasons why.. What might be the subject of your next presentation? o A job subject o A hobby or activity I enjoy o A subject I study o Something else 9. Will you need to give another presentation sooner or later? o Yes o No 6.. o How to do something..
there are a few key points to remember. speak loudly and don't sound monotone Anticipate what tough questions you'll be asked Know what slide is coming next Have a back-up plan for technology issues Keep your presentation short (no more than 22 minutes) Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 81 .Part 3: Decide and Discuss Basic Presentation Skills Whether you're asked to deliver a presentation at work. or for social purposes. Which ones are your could you have improved in previous presentations? Compare and discuss with your instructor and peers. The best presentation skills courses will teach you the following skills for improvisation. school. which are extremely important when public speaking. • • • • • • • • • • Use clear and simple visuals Have good examples or stories to support your points Use body language to support your message Use the “rule of three” Rehearse in front of a mirror Stand up straight.
How long do you think he's been sitting there? 5. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. Yet. Do some men in your office have long hair like him? 10. the downside is people have become less active. Do you have a sedentary job like this man? 82 . What is probably this man's occupation? 2. Do you drive a desk? This lesson topic will improve your English and recommend ways to avoid a sedentary workday. Do you think he enjoys his job? 8. Is he more efficient using two monitors instead of one? 3. Does he appear to be a worker. Do you work with dual monitors? 4. There are no right or wrong answers. 1.Lesson 19: Doing a Desk Job Employee productivity has increased dramatically due to technology and telecommuting in recent years. How often do you think he gets out of his chair? 7. What do you think about his posture? 6. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. manager or an executive? 9.
Which symptoms (if any) have you experienced while sitting? Check all circles that apply. How many hours a day do you actually sit at your desk? o 1 hour o 1-3 hours o 3-5 hours o 5-7 hours o 7-10 hours o More than 10 hours 2. What time of day do you get sluggish or sleepy at work? o Early mornings o Late mornings o Early afternoons o Late afternoons o Evenings o Late evenings 3. 1. o Always o Often 83 . o Leg cramps o Sore back o Muscle spasms o Neck pain o Sore wrists o Tired eyes 4. I sit in front of computer at my home.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Doing a Desk Job Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants.
o Occasionally o Never 5. What do you think about that idea? o That’s a silly idea o I’d consider it 84 .000 steps o 12.000 steps o 7.000 steps o 10.000 steps o 15. how many steps a day does a person need to be considered fairly active? o 5. How many kilometers do you estimate you walk each day? o 1 o 2-3 o 4-5 o 6-7 o 8-9 o 10-12 o More than 12 7. Have you had a job where you spent a lot of time standing up? o Yes o No 6. Do you try to take walks away from your desk? o Always o Usually o Hardly ever o Never 9.000 steps 8. In your opinion.000 steps o 20. Many US companies are giving employees "stand up" desks.
• • • • • • • • • • Get up from your desk every 20 minutes and stretch Take the stairs up and down 4 floors instead of the elevator Walk around while talking on your cell phone Get off the subway/bus 1 stop earlier on route to the office and home Take 30 minute walks during lunch breaks Spend half of your team meetings standing up Install a few "stand up desks" for employees to try in the office Ask everyone buy a pedometer to monitor their daily steps Avoid escalators and elevators in public places Ask management to subsidize gym memberships 85 . Try to reach group consensus. Select 1 for the "most practical" idea then down through 10 for the "least practical" idea.10.What single thing could you start doing tomorrow to increase your daily physical activity? (write) Part 3: Decide and Discuss Avoiding a Sedentary Work Day The employees in your department have brainstormed a list of ideas to become more physically active during office hours. Rank the ideas between 1-10 in terms of practicality.
Do you think these two men know each other? 2. This lesson will improve your English and offer some great suggestions on how to get better at small talk . Does this appear to be a safe part of the city? 9. Why do they have their hands in their pockets? 4. Can you imagine what they're talking about? 3. What time of year is it? 8. Do you think they're taking a break from work? 7. Have you ever been approached by a stranger in the street? 86 . Do you think they meet at this spot regularly? 10.Lesson 20: Making Conversation Small talk doesn't come easily for most people. Some people even avoid social gatherings like parties and networking events because talking to strangers is awkward. Part 1: Let’s Talk About the Picture Your instructor will ask you 10 questions about the picture. 1. Do they appear to be enjoying themselves? 6.with anyone. Be imaginative and respond with full sentences. There are no right or wrong answers. What city do you think this is? 5.
Who have you had a conversation with today? Check all circles that apply.Part 2: Take the Survey and Talk About It Survey: Making Conversation Please answer the 10-question survey below and then discuss your responses with your instructor and participants. o A family member o A relative o A friend o A colleague o A stranger o Somebody else 2. train or plane o With a taxi driver o At a bar o In a foreign country o Over the Internet o Other 3. 1. If I were to meet YOU for the first time (as a stranger) what conversation topics are most interesting to you? o Family o Occupation o Business o Recreation o Religion o Politics o Entertainment o Travel 87 . Where have you had a conversation recently with a stranger? o At a store o On the subway.
Do you agree? 88 . what's your name? o Are you married? o Do you earn a good salary? o What religion are you? o Who are you voting for in the next election? 6. o Both people find a mutually interesting conversation topic. If you were invited to a party with 25 people but YOU only knew the host. What's the secret to a successful conversation? o One person keeps the conversation going. o The conversation is kept to a maximum of ten minutes.o Health o Other 4. Do you think someone can learn to become a great conversationalist or is that person just born with the gift of gab? o They’re born with the ability to talk. o Both people contribute equally to the conversation. o Where do you work? o Where do you live? o Are you enjoying yourself? o How do you know the host? o Hi. Some people believe conversation is unnecessary and it's easier just to send an email or text. 8. would you still go? o Of course o No way o I’d consider it 5. What might be inappropriate to ask a stranger at a party? Check all circles that apply. 7. o They can learn to converse better with practice. I'm ___.
Studies show that no single factor better predicts your future income than the size of your vocabulary. 10.o Yes o No o It depends 9. Do you agree? o Of course not. Their ability to converse with others did. o Maybe for some jobs this is true. that makes sense. living or dead would you like to have a dinner conversation with? o Celebrity o Sports figure o Historical figure o Scientist o Religious person o Politician o Ancestor o Business leader o Other Part 3: Decide and Discuss Tips for Making Small Talk A study at the Stanford University School of Business tracked MBAs 10 years after they graduated. 89 . Compare and discuss the tips with your instructor and peers. Read the 10 small talk tips below and provide examples of what you would say or what body language you should avoid in each of these situations. What famous person. Being able to connect with others through small talk can lead to big things. o Yes. The result? Grade point averages were no reflection of success.
Watch your body language. observe and listen.• • • • • • • • • • Prepare 3 topics and four basic questions to get others talking. Don't appear uncomfortable. Listen more than you talk and use confirmation statements. END OF BOOK Like our book? Please click here & “Like” us on Facebook Thank You! 90 . Get the other person talking by making a common ground statement Take time during introductions to remember and say names Never glance around the room while people are talking to you. Be the first to introduce yourself. Know your current events so you have something interesting to say Before entering a conversation in progress. Have "exit lines" ready so you can gracefully exit a conversation.