Go the Extra Mile – The entrepreneur C1 (CEFR)

A lighter business lesson full of vocabulary and with an important message: Go the extra mile.

Material: 

Article: Extra Mile

www.entrepreneur.com/article/311524

PPT file: Extra Mile

Video: www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_success_is_a_continuous_journey  

[Slides 1 & 2] 

  1. Presenting the topic + brainstorming for reading task
  • Interaction: T-SS  
  • Timing: 10′
  • Monitoring: Teacher shows the topic of the lesson and asks ss to guess what they think it is going to be about. 
  • Feedback: Check whether ss are on the same page.
  • Steps: –

 

[Slide 3] 

2. Reading-Task 2 – Skimming and Scanning

  • Interaction: T-SS  /   S-S   / Ss-S
  • Timing: 15′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and checks whether students understand everything. Also, take notes on the relevant contribution. 
  • Feedback: Board relevant contributions. Focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.
  • Steps:  SS skim through the article to answer what is to go the extra mile. After ss have a look at the article and work on the meanings of the bold words. 

rote
strive for
infuse
myriad
troll
incite
fall short
throw in the towel
instil

[Slide 4] 

4. Reading-Task 3 – Vocabulary work and vocabulary in use

Interaction: T-SS  /   S-S   / Ss-S
Timing: 10′
Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and checks whether students understand everything. Also, take notes on the relevant contribution. 
Feedback: Board relevant contributions. Focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.
Steps:  SS work with the questions

Do you think you learn by rote? If not, how else do you learn?

What will you strive for to have or to be in 6 years? Do you have a plan B (in case the first one goes south?)

Have you ever felt like throwing in the towel? Why? What has made you get your game back?

What are the myriad ways to achieve success?

[Slide 5] 

5. Reading-Task 4 – Vocabulary work

Interaction: T-SS  /   S-S   / Ss-S
Timing: 10′
Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and checks whether students understand everything. Also, take notes on the relevant contribution. 
Feedback: Board relevant contributions. Focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.
Steps:  SS are going to create sentences or questions with the remaining words. 

How can you use these words in context? (remember to talk about success and the extra mile)

infuse
troll
incite
fall short
instil

[Slide 6] 

6. Linker – video task 1 – skimming

Interaction: T-SS  /   S-S   / Ss-S
Timing: 10′
Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and checks whether students understand everything. Also, take notes on the relevant contribution. 
Feedback: Board relevant contributions. Focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.
Steps:  SS are going to talk about what Richard says: Success is a continuous journey.

Do you agree with him?

3.57

[Slide 7]

7. Video-task2 – scanning 

Interaction: T-SS  /   S-S   / Ss-S
Timing: 5′
Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and checks whether students understand everything. Also, take notes on the relevant contribution. 
Feedback: Board relevant contributions. Focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.
Steps:  SS are going to answer: What are the other steps to get to success according to him?

[Slide 8] 

8. Wrap-up 

Interaction: T-SS  /   S-S   / Ss-S
Timing: 5′
Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room and checks whether students understand everything. Also, take notes on the relevant contribution. 
Feedback: Board relevant contributions. Focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.
Steps:  SS are going to answer: Currently, how can YOU go the extra mile?

[Slide 9] 

9. Revisit the topic 

  • Interaction: T-SS  /   S-S   / Ss-S
  • Timing: 5′
  • Monitoring: –
  • Feedback: –
  • Steps: Ask ss to list the words they have acquired in this lesson.
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