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Word of the Week - BESIG Paris 2012

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  • 1. Word of the Week and Other Ideasfor Business English IATEFL BESIG 2012 Summer Symposium IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012
  • 2. An Empty Space This is what the students see on thewhiteboard when they enter the classroom IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012
  • 3. Then the students ask for clues The students ask questions and theteacher gives hints – the most helpful hints are written on the board IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012
  • 4. The students have found the Word of the Week!After they have found it: Conversations Writing paragraphs Extension IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012
  • 5. The students take it further IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012
  • 6. More Examples staycation Googleheimer’s threequel (Retrieved from The Online Macmillan Dictionary, http://www.macmillandictionary/buzzword) IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012
  • 7. Other Ideas for Business English Newspaper HeadlinesShow them the headlines, have them predict and guess what the article is about. Big Ben Chimes In (The Financial Times) (Taken from Business Spotlight magazine) IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012
  • 8. Other Ideas for Business EnglishCrisis! (Problem Solving) (Taken from Five-Minute Business English Activities, Paul Emmerson and Nick Hamilton, Cambridge)Telephoning (Sorry to have my back toyou…)Presentations (Work-related or not) IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012
  • 9. Contacts:E-mail: vickyloras@yahoo.caTwitter: @vickylorasSkype: vicky.lorasBlog: http://vickyloras.wordpress.com IATEFL BESIG Summer Symposium June 2012