Business Introductions

In this lesson, you are goin to learn how to give a good first impression in a business environment. You are also going to look at how to introduce yourself in a friendly and efficient way. Let´s begin!

 

Speaking Activity

First impressions.

A. Imagine that you are meeting the following people for the first time in a business environment. What first impression do they give? Wich person gives the best first impression? Why?

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1)He looks a little . He is not cleanly shaven. However, he does have a warm smile. The way he is dressed is quite casual and is probably not accepted in a formal business environment imag16
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1)He doesn´t look . In fact, he looks unwelcoming. He is, however, dressed well imag17
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1)She looks very and friendly. She has a warm smile and she is well dressed. She wold make you feel comfortable imag18
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B. When you meet someone for the first time, what helps you to feel (according with the picture A).

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  1. When you meet someone for the first time, what helps you to feelWelcome:
  2. When you meet someone for the first time, what helps you to feel Unwelcome?
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Writing Task

Write the answer to the following questions giving as much information as possible. Use some of the vocabulary/phrases from the vocabulary bank to improve fluency.

A. When you meet someone in a business situation, what first impression do you like to give ?____________________________________________________________

 

B. When you meet someone in a business situation what first impression do you want yo give? _____________________________________________________________

 

 

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Listening (Recording)

Listen to the four dialogues wich take place between two unknown business associates.

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A. Write the answer to the following questions

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1)Which dialogue is the friendliest?
2)Which dialogue is the most welcoming?
3)Which dialogue is inappropriate?
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B. Listen again to dialogues 2 and 3 and fill in the gaps.

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Focus on Vocabulary

A. Read the audio script and complete the table with the correct phrases.

 

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Reading - The British Hand Shake

Read the following text about the British hand shake. Look up any words that you are not familiar with.

 

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A. Are the following statement True or False. Correct the False statements.

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1)You always shake hands when you meet someone for the first time in the UK
2)The way you shake someone's hand says a lot about you as a person
3)If you don't give your hand shake the correct firmness, you can give a negative impression
4)The hand shake usually lasts for more than 5 seconds
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Now, practice introducing yourself to members of your family and friends.

To ensure you are doing things well, watch the video of your teacher introducing herself a work colleague.

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