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Make a Good Impression at a Job Interview

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Job Interview – B2 – Upper intermediate

The way you act and behave during your first interview will be very important in getting your desired job.

Below are some helpful tips on how to bag a job and impress an interviewer.

13 Ways to Make a Good First Impression at Your Next Job Interview

Discuss:

1. Why is it important to have a firm handshake?
2. Describe an appropriate dress code.
3. Aside from the 13 suggestions, what else should we do when in a job interview?
4. Are there specific job practices or customs that you do in your country when having a job interview? (Having phone interviews first, not wearing specific colors to an interview, calling people by their first names, etc.)

Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

B2 – Upper intermediate

Gender discrimination remains a big issue for many women in the workplace.
What are the effects of this?

The Effects of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Discuss:

1. Why do you think gender discrimination exists?
2. Is discrimination something that you witness in your workplace?
3. Have you ever been discriminated against?
4. What about immigrants or minorities in the workplace? Do they also face some kind of discrimination in your country?

Word/s To Define:

Discrimination
Stereotype
Promotion

 

Bullying Or Normal Competition?

B2 – Upper intermediate

Bullying has become a universal issue, whether in school or at work. Is it really bullying or just a normal competition among peers?

Let’s find out more about it through the audio conversation below. Be prepared to discuss the different vocabulary words used in the conversation.

Bullying or normal competition?

Discuss:

1. How would you, personally, define bullying?
2. Why do you think this is becoming more rampant?
3. Are you aware of campaigns in your country or city to stop bullying in school or among young children?
4. What’s the best way to diminish bullying?

 

Teen Health: Getting Enough Sleep

B2 – Upper intermediate

If you have teenagers at home, then you’re probably familiar with the problem of them not waking up on time for school.

Read the article below to discover the importance of getting enough sleep for teenagers.

Teen sleep: Why is your teen so tired?

Discuss:

1. Do you agree with the key points mentioned in the article?
2. How were you as a teen?
3. As an adult do you still have diffculties getting enough sleep?
4. What are some of the health issues that you are facing now?

Leisure Time for A Healthier You

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B2 – Upper intermediate

Life can be very difficult if you don’t know how to relax. Having time for leisure is important for us to stay healthy. There are various activities we can do to give ourselves enjoyment and take our minds away from work even just for a short time.

Read the article below to know more about the relationship between leisure time and mental health.

Leisure time physical activity linked to lower depression risk

 Discuss:

1. What activities do you do when you’re not working? How often do you do them?
2. How do you handle everyday stress?
3. What sport or physical activities are you engaged in?

Stress Management

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B1 – Intermediate

Stress is a very common word for most people. It comes from different causes and everybody can have it. Everyone can experience stress and there are ways to be free from it.

Let’s learn how to manage stress properly.

Helpful tips on how to manage every day stress

Discuss:

1. Would you consider yourself stressed out?
2. What are the major causes of your stress?
3. What are the ways you do to deal with your stress?

Spanish Spending Habits

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B2 – Upper intermediate

Because of the financial crisis that hit most of the countries in the world, how are Spanish people coping up with this phenomenon?

Spanish Have Changed their Shopping Habits

Words to Define:
1. Crisis (noun) [krahy-sis]
2. Phenomenon (noun) [fi-nom-uh-non, -nuh n]

Discussion:

1. What is your idea of the Spanish spending habits?
2. What is your spending habit like?