In this worksheet on employee benefits, students learn vocabulary and watch a video about companies offering cool perks. They also have plenty of opportunities to discuss benefits and other things which motivate them at work.
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TALKING ABOUT MOTIVATION
At the beginning of this worksheet on employee benefits students read gapped quotes about motivation. Their task is to complete them with the words: motivate, motivating, motivated or motivation. Then, they decide if they agree with the quotes and give reasons why. After that, students read five statements about workplace motivation, and need to find several words in them (e.g. two synonyms for give are offer and provide). Students will use the vocabulary to discuss employee benefits in the second part of the lesson. This is followed by a speaking activity in which students choose which of the statements they agree with and explain their choices. This part of the lesson ends with an activity in which students guess three synonyms for the word perk by completing missing letters in words. The words are bonus, extra and benefit.
VIDEO & EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Before watching the video about cool perks, students look at a list of ten employee perks (e.g. private healthcare, company car) and guess which of them will be mentioned in the video. During the first viewing, they check if they guessed right. During the second viewing, students match five benefits to the companies which offer them (e.g. meditation room, yoga classes). After the video, students look at five sentences which provide a context for words and phrases related to employee benefits (e.g. perk-packed, sweet), and they match the lexis with definitions. Finally, students have a discussion about perks at work. They talk about how motivating they are, what benefits their companies offer, and which benefits they think are not that useful. The last activity of this worksheet on employee benefits is only included in the teacher’s version, so you can decide whether you want or have time to use it with your students. In this task, students decide which employee benefit from each pair they would choose and explain why (e.g. an on-site kindergarten or an on-site fitness centre).
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