THE ACTIVITIES IN PDF FORM
A pair work or small group activity to practise
describing the organisation of the company using
expressions such as 'responsible for', 'in charge of' and
'report to' etc. Make a photocopy of the activity sheet
for each learner so that everyone has a set of cards
which are then cut up. One learner makes an organigram of
a company with his cards, and then describes it to the
others, who arrange their cards to represent the
organigram. Another way to complete the activity would be
for the student who has to make the organigram to ask
A pair work activity to practise talking about life
experiences. This is an activity designed to get students
to use the present perfect and the simple past to make
sentences including durations i.e. with 'for'. You can
use this activity to practice the tenses, or as a grammar
activity to see how they cope with using grammar as a
means of expressing meaning.
this activitiy is designed to elicit the 'present
perfect' for something that hasn't finished, the last
date on the list must be the same as the current year.
The date in the present activity has been chosen so that
the activity can be used throughout the year
In this activity, learners must work together to work out
the solution. The solution is (there may be more than
one!): 1997- 60 (+10-5); 1998- 62 (+8-2); 1999- 58
Learners share clues to solve the problem.
are you game for
A variation of the who are you game (see 'about the
activities' for details of this game). Learners will ask
questions such as; 'are you based in London?', 'is your
company in advertising?', 'do you work for
in order to find the hidden identity.
the differences: two
A pair work activity in which learners ask each other
questions to find the differences. Learners will ask
questions such as 'where is he based?', 'does he have a
company car?', 'does he report to the European Manager?'