In a negotiation, it’s very important to know when to speak, when to ask and when to listen. Here students rank and discuss the stages of negotiation, do a reading activity and look at negotiations vocabulary, examine question types, then finish with a role play to practise clarifying, summarising and responding.
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In this speaking activity students have to look at how to encourage migration to an imaginary city. They look at a number of projects to help support this and have to agree how to allocate a budget. The activity is based on themes from the British Council OPENCities project www.opencities.eu
Evaluating feedback is suitable for learners who are working or plan to work as cleaning supervisors. It helps learners structure feedback when giving appraisals as well as allowing them to practise appropriate vocabulary.
Leon’s story is a resource for all beginner ESOL learners, including those with basic literacy needs. Learners will develop ideas for a narrative and develop listening and speaking skills as they consider a realistic life problem from the characters’ points of view - a teenager, his parent, his employer and friends - deciding on the best outcome.