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Ciao! Siete pronti per il Conversation Club di Oggi? Nella conversazione guidata dal MPEC Coach esploreremo insieme il vocabolario necessario per dare delle diritte o istruzioni in inglese. Le potenziali difficoltà comunicative in questo scenario nascono dal fatto che dobbiamo bilanciare e combinare diversi elementi della lingua: dare delle istruzioni , chiedere conferma di aver spiegato tutto, fare follow up, essere cortesi e aggiustare il livello di formalità e gentilezza al contesto nel quale siamo. Ma oggi tutto questo lo potremo analizzare in pratica, facendo anche una Role Play divertente. Siete Pronti?

Prepared with love by: My Personal English Coach

Ciaaooo! Solo due parole di aiuto per coloro di voi che stanno iniziando l’esperienza nel nostro Conversation Club e non si sentono molto sicuri

Non preoccupatevi, siamo qui per voi!

Immediatamente sotto troverete il vocabolario che vi può servire per parlare con i vostri Club Partners (altri alunni di MPEC con i quali sarai messo in coppia per le conversazioni guidate)

Se avete voglia e tempo – seguite il consiglio numero 1 dell’immagine a sinistra e fate un review di tutti i ‘language bits’ che pensiamo vi possono essere utili. Siamo i Vostri Coach e vi conosciamo bene! Sappiamo che usare Idioms & Phrasal Verbs può essere una vera sfida, dunque sono spesso proprio questi gli elementi di linguaggio che vi proporremo 🙃

Dopo la preparazione (trovate sia il vocabolario che le domande delle conversazioni che vi proporremo oggi su questa pagina), vi invitiamo a participare nella sessione di Club. Avete ricevuto una mail con il ZOOM link per la sessione:

I martedì ci vediamo dalle 19.00 alle 19.30 e i giovedì, dalle 13.00 alle 13.30. Se non avete ricevuto la mail, scriveteci subito!

Se volete fare più pratica dopo la sessione del Club, potete tornare qui per fare l’attività di Follow Up (in fondo alla pagina). Siete Pronti? Iniziamo!

10 Idioms To Use When Giving Instructions

  • “Get the ball rolling”: Begin the task or project. Let’s schedule a meeting to discuss the project and start assigning tasks.
  • “Keep an eye on”: Monitor closely. Please keep an eye on the children while they play in the backyard.
  • “Hit the ground running”: Begin with energy and enthusiasm. The new employee impressed everyone by hitting the ground running on her first day.
  • “Put your best foot forward”: Make a good impression or give your best effort. When you meet the interviewer, remember to smile and put your best foot forward.
  • “Cut to the chase”: Get to the main point quickly. I don’t have much time, so let’s cut to the chase and get to the main issue.
  • “Wrap things up”: Finish or conclude the task. We need to wrap things up quickly to meet the deadline for the project.
  • “Go the extra mile”: Put in additional effort beyond what is expected. If you want to stand out, you should always go the extra mile in your work.
  • “Think outside the box”: Approach the task with creativity and innovation. To solve this problem, we’ll need to think outside the box and consider unconventional approaches.
  • “Take the bull by the horns”: Take control and face challenges head-on. Instead of avoiding the difficult conversation, it’s time to take the bull by the horns and address the issue directly.
  • “Put the pieces together”: Understand the task by considering all relevant information. After analysing the data, she was able to put the pieces together and understand the cause of the problem.

Brace Yourselves for 10 Phrasal Verbs in Context!

  • “Carry out”: Perform or execute a task. 👨‍💼 All right, team, your first task is to carry out market research on our competitors. Make sure to gather relevant data and compile a comprehensive report by the end of the week. 💼📊
  • “Follow up”: Check on progress or provide additional information after giving instructions. 👩‍🏫 After you’ve completed the market research, I’ll follow up with you individually to discuss any challenges or questions you may have encountered during the process. 📞🗣️
  • “Break down”: Divide a complex task into smaller, manageable parts. 🧩 This project may seem overwhelming, but let’s break it down into smaller, manageable parts. First, let’s focus on outlining the project scope and objectives before diving into the specific tasks. 📋🗂️
  • “Bring about”: Cause or initiate a change or result. 🚀 Our goal is to bring about a positive change in customer satisfaction. Implement the new feedback system and closely monitor customer feedback to gauge the results. 📈👥😃
  • “Call off”: Cancel or terminate a planned task or activity. ❌📅 Due to unexpected circumstances, we’ll have to call off the team-building event planned for this Friday. We’ll reschedule it for next month instead. 🗓️🤝🚫
  • “Sort out”: Resolve or organize a situation or problem. 🧹 There seems to be some confusion regarding the budget allocation. Let’s have a meeting to sort out the financial details and ensure everything is in order before proceeding. 💰💼📝
  • “Back up”: Provide support or evidence for a statement or action. 🙌 When presenting your proposals, make sure to back up your ideas with solid data and examples to convince the stakeholders of its potential benefits. 📊💡📚
  • “Work through”: Progress methodically through a task or problem. 🤔 If you encounter any technical issues, don’t hesitate to ask for help from the IT department. They will work through the problems with you until they are resolved. 💻🛠️🔧
  • “Set aside”: Allocate time or resources for a specific task. 📆 I know everyone is busy, but it’s essential to set aside time each week for professional development activities. This will help you stay updated and improve your skills. 📚🌟⏰
  • “Get on with”: Continue or proceed with a task without delay. ⏩ Now that we have the necessary resources, let’s get on with implementing the new marketing campaign without any further delay. 🚀💼🎯

Round 1: Communication and Clarity

  1. What are some common challenges you face when giving instructions to your team or colleagues?
  2. How do you ensure that your instructions are clear and easily understandable by others?
  3. Share a specific instance when unclear instructions led to a misunderstanding at work. How could it have been avoided?

Round 2: Let’s Explore it!

  • What methods do you find most effective when giving instructions to your team or colleagues at work?
  • Have you ever used visual aids, such as diagrams or flowcharts, to enhance the clarity of your instructions? How did it impact the task’s outcome?
  • Share an instance when you faced challenges while giving instructions at work. How did you adapt your approach to ensure better understanding and cooperation?
  • How do you handle situations when team members have different communication styles, and what steps do you take to bridge the gap in understanding?

Round 3: The Final One, So We Role Play!

Objective: The role play aims to help you practice giving and receiving constructive feedback in a simulated scenario. The goal is to foster effective communication and improve interpersonal skills.

Scenario Setting: You are both members of a marketing team working on a group project to create a new advertising campaign for a product. Student A is the team leader responsible for guiding and providing feedback to Student B, who is a team member responsible for developing content for the campaign.

Timeframe: The role play will last for approximately 10 minutes.

Instructions for Student A:

  1. You will take on the role of a team leader who needs to provide feedback to Student B regarding a group project.
  2. Start by acknowledging Student B’s efforts and strengths in the project.
  3. Identify specific areas where improvement is needed, offering suggestions for enhancement.
  4. Be respectful, empathetic, and use positive language while delivering the feedback.
  5. Encourage Student B to ask questions or seek clarifications about the feedback.
  6. Remain open to discussing the feedback and collaborate on potential solutions.

Instructions for Student B:

  1. You will take on the role of a team member who receives feedback from Student A about a group project.
  2. Listen actively and attentively to Student A’s feedback without interrupting.
  3. Show appreciation for the positive feedback and ask for more details on areas that need improvement.
  4. Seek clarification if any points are unclear, and express a willingness to work on the suggested improvements.
  5. Respond positively to the feedback and propose your ideas or solutions for addressing the identified areas.
  6. Maintain a respectful and receptive attitude throughout the discussion.

Note: After the role play, take a few minutes to reflect and provide feedback to each other on the effectiveness of your communication and the ways you handled the feedback process. This constructive reflection will further enhance your communication skills.

After The Club: The Follow Up

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