This lesson aims to teach students how to have some basic communication with colleagues in a professional environment. The primary skill is “small talk”, and focuses on building a student’s ability to speak in this way.
The lesson starts with a few questions about the first day of a new job and meeting new colleagues. The student shares their experience. This is followed by some basic tips on how to introduce oneself.
Video: Small talk
The student watches a video in which small talk is explained and some suggestions on starting a small talk are given. The student learns new vocabulary from the video (temperature check, cultural intelligence, be all business, etc.).
Vocabulary: Asking questions, responding, misunderstanding
The student learns about proper intonation when responding to what someone is saying.
They also learn what to say when there is a misunderstanding.
Next, they sort out small-talk questions based on the topic.
Finally, the student gets to discuss their personal experience with small talks.
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