Lesson Plan - Making Small talk Before a Business Meeting

by Kevin R Burns
(Kanagawa, Japan)


Lesson Plan - Making Small talk Before a Business Meeting





1.) Introductions – introduce ourselves


2.) With your partner, write down 10 questions to ask someone you have just met.
(You have 5 minutes.)


3)Stone, Paper, Scissors!


4)Introduce yourself, then ask questions (rotating pairs)


5) Pair Practice – More Questions


6) Brainstorming: What are some questions we shouldn`t ask a new friend? (someone we have just met prior to a meeting)


7) Assign Homework:

Next Class – Test: Write 10 Questions to ask a new friend, and write your answers to these questions. ie) Where are you from? I`m from Vancouver, Canada.
(What`s your name? Cannot be one of your questions!)


8) Valentine`s Day in Canada – Talk
Students take notes (a memo)


9) Pairs: Students tell each other what I said.


10) Whole Class: Students tell me what I said.


11) Optional: If we don`t have enough time, students can write about what I said about Valentine`s Day and hand it in as homework next class.

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