Background This is an icebreaker that works well for group sizes from 4 people upwards. It could be used at any time early on in a course. The fact that the prompts are pictorial gives a very interesting spin to the activity – it helps create a relaxed, fun, open-ended atmosphere and means that everyone… Read more »
Monthly Archives: December 2010
The simplest pieces of advice are sometimes the best and hardest to follow. This is one of them. I need to relearn this every single course.
A discussion activity about sales and marketing that all BE students can contribute to.
This is a management model that gives four different leadership styles, and suggests that leaders should choose an appropriate one depending on the competence and motivation of the follower.
Two great sites that list dozens of GE speaking topics – and give ready-made questions for each one!
Move around and get up close while your students are doing pairwork or groupwork.
Be aware of these three terms used by people in the Communications area.
This is a fun, fast-paced, revision activity for lexis: either topic vocabulary or functional phrases. Students have to scan their memory to try to find words that fit a category chosen by the teacher.
SWOT analyses are a basic part of a BE teacher’s toolkit. Here is a version with added categories that will stimulate any student used to thinking strategically about their business.