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The Great Resignation

Topics: Business English – job switching - job satisfaction - work-life balance


Level: B2 and above.


Skills: Speaking and Reading.


Aims:

  • To discuss the meaning of the Great Resignation and its possible causes.

  • To learn / practice reading strategies: skimming and scanning.

  • To foster critical thinking skills: analyzing purpose of the article and separating facts from opinion.

  • To state opinion and express agreement and disagreement.

Use of language and lexis:

  • To use different tenses to talk about their past and current professional situation.

  • To learn / review collocations with the noun “job”.

  • To learn / review some verb-noun collocations related to the topic.

  • To learn / review the use of compound adjectives and compound ouns.

  • To practice question forms.


Link to article: https://www.economist.com/business/2021/11/27/how-to-manage-the-great-resignation (Perhaps you need to create a free account to access the article, but I copied it and numbered the paragraphs in the worksheet just in case.)


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Yes you're right that you need to sign up to the Economist to read the entire article. But your lesson looks really interesting. Thanks!

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Silvina Mascitti
Silvina Mascitti
04 ian. 2022
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Hi Dedene, thanks for your message! I included the original text in the lesson plan for teachers who don't want to sign up on the newspaper! :)

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