Messing up at work...
Topics: Business English - mistakes - problem-solving
Level: B1 and above
Skills: Speaking and Reading
Link to original article: The "Just Right" Reaction When You Mess Up at Work
Link to Elisa Gravel's cartoon: http://elisegravel.com/en/blog/its-ok-to-make-mistakes/
Link to Liz Fosslien's illustration: https://www.fosslien.com/liz-fosslien-when-i-make-a-minor-mistake
To define the concept of "mistake"
To talk about common mistakes in the workplace
To classify / rank mistakes according to their seriousness
To relate the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" to the topic
To relate the topic to students' business contexts
To read for gist and for detail
To express opinion and reaction
To role-play a workplace situation
To read cartoons and express opinion and reaction
Use of language & lexis:
To use different tenses to talk about mistakes in the workplace
To review comparatives and superlatives to rank mistakes
To learn / review collocations with the noun "mistake"
To learn / review some vocabulary related to the topic (e.g. glitch, blame, guilt, remorse, pressure, etc.)
To learn / review expressions to admit mistakes, apologize, explain what happened and explain possible solutions
Teacher's notes coming soon!!! :)