In this Upper-Intermediate ESL lesson, students learn how to talk about remote work. They will acquire language to express the advantages and disadvantages of a general topic.
The student reads a paragraph about remote work and identifies new topic-related expressions (telecommuting, digital nomad, keep track of, etc.). Then, they learn the meanings of these expressions by matching them.
Phrasal verbs to talk about remote work
The student is introduced to phrasal verbs with get and some others, which are useful when discussing remote work (get through, get ahead, run through, etc.). The student practices using new vocabulary by completing the sentences.
Reading: How to work well remotely
After reading five tips on how to work remotely, the student summarizes basic ideas of the text by filling in the gaps with the missing words (accomplishment, participate, objective, etc.).
Video: Pros and cons of working remotely
The student watches a video in which remote work and working onsite are compared and contrasted. The student learns and matches some new expressions with the explanations, and later on completes the video comprehension exercise.
Next, they discuss pros and cons in their own words.
Reading: Managing a project remotely
By reading a short paragraph about managing a project remotely, the student gains knowledge of some useful words and phrases, commonly used in a business environment (obstacle, milestone, timeline, etc.).
Based on what they learned, they complete an IT project management visual using phrases in the box.
Finally, they read about risks of remote work and complete a reading comprehension exercise by choosing correct answers.
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