Lesson Plan Theme: At The Office

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "At The Office".


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The Outrageous Office

Target Language: Past Continuous, Present Participles.
Description: The opening of the lesson gets students thinking about what makes a good (and a bad!) office environment to work in. The listening makes a lot of use of the Past Continuous as one friend describes to another his difficult work situation. A final freer speaking activity allows students to practice the use of the past continuous that was consolidated during the earlier parts of the lesson.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L15
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Looking Forward

Target Language: Future tenses.
Description: After an exercise on time markers, we read about a company manager's plans for the coming month. A review of most of the future tenses in English is then followed by a Predictions speaking activity.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G6


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Your Working Day

Target Language: Present simple, "do" auxilary.
Description: Using the context of businesspeople meeting for the first time, this lesson plan looks at the use of the auxiliary verb "do/does" to make the interrogative form. Open speaking activity to finish with.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G2
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Communication Problems

Target Language: Adverbs and expressions of frequency.
Description: As well as serving as an overview of adverbs of frequency and office routine, this can also be used with business classes to promote better understanding among work colleagues.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B1G4
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Have To

Target Language: Obligation and lack of obligation: have to / had to.
Description: What do students have to do as part of their daily work routine? This lesson focuses on both the positive and negative forms of "have to" and ends with a look at the past form too in the context of a customer making a complaint by phone.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B2G3
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Office Life

Target Language: Business vocabulary and expressions. Listening.
Description: This lesson focuses on numerous idioms and expressions that are used in a business environment ('product launch', 'swing the deal', 'project deadline', etc) and how they are used in real-world situations. The listening comprises short office-based dialogues and the lesson finishes with a general discussion activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3L1
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Vacation Trends

Target Language: Vacation vocabulary and expressions. The language of business meetings. Listening.
Description: The lesson focus is a business meeting at the publishers of vacation guides and the discussion that takes place as they plan their next set of city guides. Students learn not only the language of business strategy meetings, but also look at much of the language around the subject of vacations.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3L2
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