How To Help Teams Combat Burnout

Topics: Business English – mental health – work-life balance - burnout

Level: B1 and above

Skills: Reading, Speaking and Writing

Link to article: https://review.firstround.com/a-managers-guide-to-helping-teams-face-down-uncertainty,-burnout-and-perfectionism

Link to Liz Fosslien’s amazing images: https://www.fosslien.com/images

Aims:

  • To talk about mental health and work-life balance.

  • To define the term “burnout” and talk about personal experiences.

  • To make prediction and inference before reading an adapted article.

  • To read for gist and for detail.

  • To compare and contrast ideas.

  • To analyze source, tone, purpose, opinion and facts. (CT skills)

  • To use the vocabulary in meaningful and contextualized exchanges.

  • To relate the topic to students’ own contexts.


Use of language & lexis:


  • To learn / review Simple Present to talk about routines and habits.

  • To learn / review Simple Past to talk about past experiences.

  • To learn / review vocabulary to talk about work-life balance and burnout.

  • To learn / review business-related phrasal verbs and idioms.

  • To learn / review adjectives to describe situations and feelings (-ed vs -ing).


Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich: https://www.pexels.com/photo/matchsticks-on-the-yellow-surface-6837562/


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