How useful is networking?

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In this CRC lesson, students talk about professional networking, discuss networking tips, as well as learn and practise vocabulary related to the topic.

B1 / Intermediate30 min
45 min
Critical Reading ClubUnlimited Plan

This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet. With this format, students need to read an online article at home and do the exercises in the classroom. Learn more about how to use such worksheets and their benefits in our post.


In the warm-up activity, students need to choose the best ending for the definition of the phrase professional networking. Then, they discuss some general questions about networking. After that, they match sentence halves. The sentences contain vocabulary related to networking (e.g. have connections, return the favour, exchange information). There is also a list of concept-checking questions in the teacher’s version of the worksheet and in the e-lesson plan. Next, students need to choose three of the sentences they created and discuss them. Finally, students look at some networking tips and share their views on how good or bad they are.




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  1. di4IT

    the article isn’t available in Belarus(

    1. Stan

      Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do about that. The article is written for and so I guess they’re blocking access to it for Belarusians.

  2. jenifer de coto

    Excellent worksheet

    1. Ewa

      Great, thanks!

  3. DavidDMY

    Hi there,
    Thanks for the lesson plan! Students loved the topic! A small tweak occurred to me. Would you consider adding the link to the article also to the students’ pdf file? That would help them keep all materials in one place and refer back to the article if they choose to. Thanks for taking it under consideration!

    1. Stan

      David, thanks for your feedback! Let us consider your request, and if we decide to implement it, you’ll probably see next CRC lessons with links in SV.


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