Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Commuting - English for Professionals - Lesson 1



JenniferESL: Commuting - English for Professionals - Lesson 1

New series!
English for Professionals

Series objective:
This series will help those preparing to use English in the workplace as well as those already in the workforce. This is NOT traditional Business English (negotiating, presenting, interviewing, etc.) The lessons in this series will help learners gain confidence in talking about work and work-related matters.

Target skills of series: listening, speaking, and vocabulary.

Levels: intermediate to advanced.

LESSON 1 Topic: Commuting
Guest Teacher: Dave Sconda

Note: A downloadable version of this video is available on Vimeo under the name JenniferESL.

STUDENTS: Additional practice is available at EnglishCafe. The full lesson includes the transcript of Dave's talk.
http://www.englishcafe.com/lessons/commuting-english-professionals-lesson-1-136976

TEACHERS: Related classroom ideas are posted on my WordPress blog.
http://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/collocation-links/
Also, consider using the following discussion questions as a post-viewing activity:
1. Do you agree or disagree with Dave's views on work? What's the most important thing about a job? What do you value most in your work?
2. Do you agree or disagree with Dave regarding the importance of a commute? Is there any job worth a long commute in your opinion?
3. Do you agree or disagree with Jennifer's views on telecommuting? Is it a good alternative to working in an office?

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