Let’s talk about projects!

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lesson about projects

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson about projects, students watch a video, talk about their experience with projects and discuss different project management problems. 

B1 / Intermediate45 min
60 min
Speaking ClassUnlimited Plan

This is a Speaking Class worksheet. It includes a variety of tasks that let your students practise their speaking skills. This lesson format does not focus on grammar or vocabulary. Learn more about it here.

VOCABULARY & DISCUSSION

At the beginning of this lesson about projects, students look at a word cloud and find words to fit different categories. For instance, they need to find words that go with the noun deadline: meet, miss, tight, unrealistic. The vocabulary from the word cloud will be used throughout the lesson. After that, students discuss some questions about working on projects. They also look at a list of project stages and talk about the activities each of the stages includes. Students can talk about projects in their current company or about projects they worked on in the past. If students struggle to come up with activities for each stage, for example, because they don’t have much experience with projects, the teacher can provide some ideas listed in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. These include: brainstorming, creating a schedule, setting objectives, etc. 

VIDEO & CASE STUDIES

In this part of the lesson about projects, students watch the video. Then, they summarise it using some pictures provided in the worksheet. They can also use the words from this lesson’s first task. After that, students have a discussion about projects and project management. They talk about tight deadlines, motivation, project managers and problems that might come up when working on a project, and other things related to the topic. In the final task of this lesson about projects, students look at three case studies. Each of them describes a project management problem. The problems revolve around tight deadlines, delays, problematic tools, indecisive clients and poor communication. Students need to brainstorm some possible solutions to the problems in the case studies. You can choose to do only one or two of the cases depending on your students’ experience.

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  1. Юля Ганець

    Thank you for such an interesting and helpful worksheet! My students found it very helpful!

    1. Justa

      Great to hear that! Thanks for the comment!

  2. Nike Delgado

    This is a really useful material for in-company classes. The exercises were really useful to my students. More of this material, please!

    1. Justa

      Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!

  3. Constance Culliford

    This class has been really useful for my in company classes! The students have all commented on how useful it has been for them. Great video too. Thanks a lot!

    1. Justa

      I’m thrilled your students found it so useful! Thanks!

  4. Watanabefarah

    Cool

  5. THIỆN NGUYỄN

    it is really helpful, thanks

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