Out of Office
Topics: Business English – vacations – time off – mental health
Level: B2 and above
Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io08RFTu2Wc
Link to original Forbes article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/adp/2018/06/01/science-says-your-employees-need-days-off/?sh=df4d83c2218d
Links to articles Bonus task: https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/travel/story/what-are-bleisure-and-staycation-the-new-travel-trends-indians-are-saying-yes-to-1648391-2020-02-20
To discuss the importance of paid vacations.
To talk about vacation experiences and feelings.
To talk about advantages and disadvantages of taking time off.
To read a short article to activate prior knowledge.
To make predictions before watching a video.
To listen for gist and for detail.
To compare and contrast information from the video and the short article.
To make a short presentation about students’ last vacations.
To read articles about staycation, workation and bleisure (optional).
Use of language & lexis:
To use different tenses to talk about present and past situations.
To learn / review vocabulary and collocations related to time off.
To review comparatives and quantifiers.
To learn / review portmanteau words.