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This activity will help students to develop the ability to read for a purpose, extract and categorise relevant information and analyse a business situation. It may be necessary to adapt the texts to fit the students' reading skills.
Here is a set of comments I use frequently when giving feedback to students. It's designed for EFL writers with an English level equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or above. The links are to sites I regularly use in teaching, and the recommended books are available in my university library. Feel free to adapt according to your students' level, needs and available resources. There are different ways you could exploit the comments set: 1. (on paper) as a cover sheet when returning written work. 2. (in Microsoft Word) as the basis for creating AutoText entries, which you can quickly insert into Comments when reviewing electronic copies of your students' work. 3. (in Turnitin) as the basis for creating a QuickMark set in GradeMark. I've appended the .qms file so if you're already a Grademark user you can download then import it into your own Quickmark library and modify as appropriate.
Lesson plan: 1)lead in 2)vocabulary activity 3)ss listen many times and work together to write a transcript 4)focus on weak forms + practice (using recordings) 5) students draw a diagram 6)students write a few cause-effect sentences based on the listening.