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Organigram cards. 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 questions.

Biography. 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.

N.B. As 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 2003.

Staff turnover puzzle. 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 (+5-9).

Employee pair puzzle. Learners share clues to solve the problem.

Who are you game for companies. 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….?' etc. in order to find the hidden identity.

Find the differences: two managers. 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?' etc.

 

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Date de dernière mise à jour : 21/11/02