WARM UPS

Business English

One hundred warm-ups and games for Business English classes

Available in 2020

Can Warm Ups - Business English

Adrian Wallwork & James Lawson

Adrian Wallwork is the author of three discussion books for Cambridge University Press, four business English courses for Oxford University Press, ten books on academic English for SpringerNature (plus five on business English and six on general English), along with six books for the BBC, Scholastic and BEPRead more

James Lawson studied English at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Psychology at the Open University. James spent 10 years working with adults and children with mental health disorders and pervasive developmental disorders. James ran his own company providing frameworks for teaching and development to this sector. Read more

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Who are these books for?

low/mid Intermediate to advanced classes of Business English - either in company or at a private language school.

How does it work?

Each activity has indications of: minimum level, subject, and related grammar/vocabulary points.

What's new?

A teacher’s book containing 100 warm up activities. The activities were either invented by the authors or adapted from standard business (i.e. non EFL) training manuals and books - students will thus by doing, for example, icebreaking exercises that native English speakers also use during in-company training.

What preparation is involved for the teacher?

In most exercises, no preparation is required either by the teacher or students. A few exercises may require photocopying, but the majority can simply be explained and/or dictated. There is a short Teacher’s Introduction that also contains ideas for developing other warm up activities.

What's the duration of a typical exercise?

This depends on the students' level of interest and involvement. Most exercises can be used as 10-minute warm ups or lesson fillers, others could potentially develop into full-blown 60-minute discussions.

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A teacher’s book containing 100 warm up activities. The activities were either invented by the authors or adapted from standard business (i.e. non EFL) training manuals and books - students will thus by doing, for example, icebreaking exercises that native English speakers also use during in-company training
Adrian Wallwork
Author
Available in 2020