Posts Tagged ‘Business English’

Pedagogy notes: teacher´s lists, sources, mottoes [Business English]

21 January 2018

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Marks excel list / attendance term excel / planning week term (lessons, tests, controls, notebooks)

Notebook / AV notebook worksheets / PPA verbs, texts, practice

Words / audios / texts (reading aloud) / notebook revision / Q.A in the classroom

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BOOK exercises / surprise TESTS / handouts / worksheets 

Videos YouTube / songs and lyrics / situations in life

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AV notebook paper. Include reading texts in the pack, exercises

Business topics – Morse code, telephone manners, email rules, CV, saying numbers

Urban legends / Good manners / Debates on British culture / BASICS.- vocabulary. Colours, numbers, parts of the body, objects, house elements, etcetera

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Pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar

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Reading easy (short texts) / Reading medium (news from newspapers: The Independent, The Huff Post) / GIFs – AV, social media / Proverbs, mottoes, sayings, AV, twitter, Pinterest, imgur, tumblr, YouTube

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Communication – Question / answer / Challenge. Ask words from list of vocabulary (available on AV) orally- mark oral points – list / Challenge. Ask verbs from list of verbs (available in PPA) orally- mark oral points – list

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Essential websites for English language practice

30 October 2017

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London, 196o (@historyinmoment)

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1.esl.fis.edu: dialogues, communication.-creative site

http://esl.fis.edu/index.htm

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2. Learn English Feel Good: exercises, choice.- attractive pages

https://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com

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3.eslfast: dialogues, audios.- ideal for communication

https://www.eslfast.com

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4.rong-chang: short, easy texts, big letters.- reading

https://www.rong-chang.com

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5.BusinessEnglishSite: specific website on Business English.-plenty of practice

https://www.businessenglishsite.com

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Useful handbook on Business Etiquette (Barbara Pachter)

24 June 2017

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I have been reading a book on Business Etiquette written by Barbara Pachter (@BarbaraPachter). I came across the handbook through the internet when looking for ideas on Business English manners. I found out a PDF edition and started reading it. There are good pieces of advice on emailing, texting, making presentations, answering the phone and about dressing code as well. The book has been written for businesswomen; however a businessman or a male teacher of Business English could get relevant thoughts on etiquette (netiquette too, by the way). What´s more, anyone might learn about good manners here.

http://tinyurl.com/ybn5xcrh

The book itself makes easy the reading activity: the font size of is big enough to underline or take notes on the margin of every page.

[I got my copy printed and bound in http://www.apapel.es (@apapel_es)]

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my personal review on @goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=2024542723

Cool course book on Business English

30 July 2016

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Business elements” (Mc Graw Hill) is a course book on Business English focused on the presentation, practice and learning of elementary issues for a student of English. The course clearly shows several points of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. It appears to be a good idea sharing brief tips on the margin of the book in order to let the student know the different ways of writing the date in the USA and in the UK. See an example:” WATCH OUT! In email addresses we say dot and not point.”

The book consists of fifteen lessons. Some of the topics include: introducing oneself to others, daily routines, applying for a job, planning, safety at work, travelling and how to book a flight, being good at writing formal letters. The authors have thought that there is a need for revision, therefore they make out a couple of revision pages too.

There are pages dedicated to specific situations on business, namely: how to answer the phone, how to say numbers, where to use ordinal or cardinal numbers, etcetera. In other words, there is a functional approach to the subject.

The course book (also a reference book) contains an appendix on the vocabulary used in every lesson, a list of common phrasal verbs and a phonetic table which can be useful. There is a list of irregular verbs as well.

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BUSINESS ELEMENTS (Mc Graw Hill) by Nigel Barnsley and Margie Lemmens 

Vocational training.

Ciclos Formativos de Grado Medio

3 websites, videos, newspapers and podcasts

11 June 2016

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For those teachers who wanted to be good at Business English I would recommend three websites related to Business English, listen to podcasts, read English newspapers every day, watch videos and use dictionaries.

1/Learn English Today (abbreviations, vocabulary, games, interviews, business conversations, etcetera) http://tinyurl.com/68j8vf

2/Business English Site ( general Business English, sales and marketing, listening comprehension texts, reading texts, etcetera) http://tinyurl.com/go9tfy5

3/Teaching English Org.(meetings, socialising, lesson plans and worksheets included) http://tinyurl.com/hsxm4m6

Moreover I would insist on reading English newspapers such as The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail or The Daily Telegraph on a regular basis. Anyway, there are plenty of online magazines and newspapers with brilliant articles (Buzzfeed, The Independent, The New Yorkers, The Guardian)

Watching videos on @YouTube, the news on @euronews and listening to podcasts on @BBC_podcasts is essential to keep English alive


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