Using mind maps in Business English

Mind Maps are a great tool to improve fluency. They prepare and scaffold both ideas and language. You’ll find plenty of recipe-style activities in this article.

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Philip NEWMAN

Thanks Paul,

Your ideas here are a great help.
As a new, inexperienced teacher in 2000 I found mind maps of personal help, particularly in 1:1 lessons, to help me explore various business issues with my students and know where to take conversations. I have since tried to encourage students to create and use them as visual aids, but without developing them as classroom activities in the way that you suggest.
I fact, I have created 61 of these mind maps, with associated activities and role-plays, currently working on n°62 (petrochemical industry), initially, as before, for my own use, but then students started asking for copies after we’d discussed the topics. They may just have time to do a sketchy one themselves in class, but they like a nice handed out copy too and at home, family life comes first.
Thanks again,
Phil NEWMAN

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Martina Pokupec

Is there any chance to download this article in pdf, anything besides slideshare?
Thank you!
Martina

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