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Wednesday business English breakfast - previous topics

Updated: Dec 22, 2021

13 October - I'm here next week so we can do a lesson in the holidays. Watch this TED talk by Amy Cuddy about how body language may shape you! Remember to do your homework, keep practicing your English and try to do some written answers to the questions from 6 October.

6 October - let's read this article about the Myers Briggs personality test and talk about how useful these types of test are, both in and out of the workplace.

29 September - a slightly funny article this time, or at least I thought so. Read up about the plans to change an iconic image and how the original designer reacts. Pay attention to the language he uses and consider whether he prepared his comments in advance.

22 September - this week we're going to talk about how to practice effectively. Watch the following TEDEd talk before the lesson.

15 September - we are going to continue with the topic of building rapport. Listen to the episode of 6 minute English again or do some of your own research on this topic.

8 September - let's talk about building rapport. Listen to the episode of 6 minute English before the lesson.

1 September - let's start by talking about the Olympics. Watch this video about high jumper Dick Fosbury who used his engineering know-how to develop a revolutionary and successful approach to the high jump. We'll talk about sport, the Olympics and the benefits of doing things differently.

21 July - Let's talk about Zoom calls. Read this article which provides tips about things to do and not to do when using video conferencing.

14 July - We'll be talking about working environments and how to speak to your boss if you think your environment is dangerous! Read this article about the Apple building in California before the lesson. The article is quite difficult but don't worry - you don't need to understand it all. You can also use Deepl to help you translate it.

7 July - We're going to talk about making small talk in this lesson. Please watch this video before the lesson. It's quite short but has some useful tips on keeping a conversation going.

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