Τρίτη, 10 Ιουλίου 2018

Holidaymakers

Holiday, what does the word mean to you?

If you could do any kind of holidays what would it be? /Why?

What was the most awesome holiday you've ever gone on?

For some people holidaying exploring new places. Would you choose to enjoy the vistas from this bridge?




A song for the summer. Lyrics



4. SELF-EVALUATION TIME:
We've reached the summer stop!
What are your impressions from the Language Coaching meetings?
What more would you like to learn/discuss/ revise?
Take this short survey to take control of your learning!!!

Τρίτη, 3 Ιουλίου 2018

The only constant is change...



Let's play a game with this story




Discuss using Vocabulary
What would change mean for the business you work for?
How easy is it to introduce changes in the workplace?
What impact may change have the work environment?
Is it easy for people to accept change? Why? Why not?
What adjustments can be made to help a group cope with change more effectively?

Let's watch this video to find some tips for a smooth transition

How far do you agree with Bob Miglani?

In pairs, discuss
How change-resistant are you?
Have you used any of these tips?
What is your personal way of coping with change?

Article

What other song would make the list for today, other than....
Lyrics

Τρίτη, 26 Ιουνίου 2018

Humour is serious business

Is it a good idea to crack jokes at work? Why? Why not?

Let's watch a video to explore the issue


You can read an article on humour at the workplace here.

What's your song choice for today? Let's play around with it in Lyrics Training 



Τετάρτη, 20 Ιουνίου 2018

small talk: How SMALL is it really?

Do you have to talk to new people in English at work? / Why?
Is it easy for you to start a conversation? Why?/ Why not?
Do you think small talk is important in business?



Read this text and find out more ways to start a conversation.

Now Play the Small Talk Game!



Τετάρτη, 13 Ιουνίου 2018

Finding Common Ground

What do you think is happening in the photo?
Is it typical where you live?


How do you normally greet:
friends / family members/ shop assistants / visitors from abroad/ colleagues

What are some rules foreign visitors to Greece need to follow, besides greetings? Do you always follow these rules yourself?

Let's practice some vocabulary

What do you think this HSBC commercial talks about?


HSBC Personal Space from allaboutcom on Vimeo.

What are the proximity rules in Greece? What are rules of other countries you know? Let's watch this video and discuss.








Τετάρτη, 6 Ιουνίου 2018

City Life

What are some benefits and drawbacks of urban life?

Would you chose to live in the countryside or the city? Debate! (Urbans vs Rurals)

(traffic jams, population growth, commuting, public transportation, healthcare, pollution, sustainable projects, cultural events)

Look at these photos. What do you think is happening with pedestrians?

Mike Roberts from London, United Kingdom - New Oxford Circus X-Crossing Uploaded by




One of the world's most heavily used pedestrian scrambles, at Hachikō Square in Shibuya, Tokyo
What is the city you live in like?
Imagine you have the magic wand! What would you like to change?

Today we're travelling to London. Let's find our way around!

SING!
CLASH - Should I stay or Should I go
                 Rock the Casbah  meaning

Τρίτη, 29 Μαΐου 2018

Unexpected Discoveries

How do you think  the title relates to the photo (look at the capion)?
What are some things that people discover? 
How do they make this kind of discoveries?

A tourist looking out of one of the famous Gaudi Buildings in Barcelona, Spain
What do you know about the invention of the objects that you use on a daily basis?
What skills /qualities do you think an inventor and this artist have in common?

Sculpture made entirely of paper clips (Pierro d' Angelo)
Discover vocabulary

Discuss with a partner
What do you do when you want to focus on smth?
How do you tune out noise when you want to concentrate?
What is somnething you find annoying?
What are some of your special or unusaul talents? Explain them to your partner.

Watch the discovery of the Microwave oven.


What do you think serendipity has to do with Percy Spencer and the microwave oven?
Do you think inventors like him think differently than other people?
Read the article to find out more

Look at the graphic and discuss with a partner
1. What happens as we get older?
2. What might be the consequences of this change, especially for the invention and discovery?
3. Do you think there is a way to increase the percentage of adults who are capable of divergent thinking?

Are you a divergent thinker?



Lyrics

Τετάρτη, 23 Μαΐου 2018

Messages....







Do you have  a list of things you want to do before you die?
Have you ever told anyone what's on the list?

Do you think Chang's neighbours will fill in the sentences?
What topics do you think people will write about? Rank from 1-6
____ Fame   ____Hapiness  _____Love  _____Money  ____Travel   ___Work

Let's talk about meanings...
.


THE VOICE in Britain...  Lyrics

Τετάρτη, 16 Μαΐου 2018

Less is More!

Do you like eating in places like this where there is a lot of choice?
Why? Why not?

Do you think that having a lot of choices is always a good thing? Why? Why not?



In pairs:
1. Discuss: How do you think the expression Less is More apply?

2. Vocabulary (make a dialogue with your partner using these words)
impact
research
be aware of
options
appreciate
evidence
overwhelming

3. Discuss: Are you a perfectionist?
Does having a lot of options impact your ability to make a decision? Explain why.
Are some kinds of situations overwhelming for you? Explain why.
Are you satisfied with the size of your appartment house? Explain why.

Let's sing





Lady in Black lyrics

Τετάρτη, 2 Μαΐου 2018

Meet AI -Sophia

What do you think helps build rapport among people?

 What is AI?
Does it exist in our lives today?
How do you think it will affect the human society in the future?

Read an article about AI and its implications





Τετάρτη, 18 Απριλίου 2018