W recession and now that the Euro is sinking fast, Friedmann-type prophecies threaten, whispers of deflation scatter, so thought I'd better get on with posting up this interesting video I've done with my own ESP:Financial adult learners.
My own lesson plan with a Pre-intermediate group was based on taking the vocabulary presented in Ian MacKenzie's book, Financial English, and turning it into something a wee bit more exciting & communicative, ensuring that the vocabulary included some stickiness and of course, making it somewhat easier-to-swallow.
a) we watched the video
b) did the exercise 6.10
c) watched the video again and discussed it for merit and content
d) got them to explain inflation and deflation
e) reviewed the questions on 6.10
d) talked through European periods of inflation and deflation
e) they created their own Powerpoint slides of the vocabulary in 6.10 (in exercise and text)
Would you have done this lesson any differently?
What other ways could this video (or the ones below) be used?
More Cartoon Videos for Business English (a playlist)
Useful links related to this posting:
Business English Cartoons (Youtube link to the ones shown above)
The Dilbert channel on Youtube
Business English Pod
More video websites for Business English
More Financial English tips