Dear Ana Paula,
If anyone is going to jump in feet first with a presentation, it would be you! You could do one on of your favorite directors or films perhaps. Video it on your webcam and post it up at BBC LE! I hope the FCE class is going well! By the way, I thought of you in my DVD shop the other day and bought a copy of “City of Men”!
I completely agree with you about how it is people that are evil not business. What I’m thinking a lot about these days is whether the language we use in life effects the way we think and therefore the way we act. Do the people start behaving as if business is a battlefield because of the vocabulary they use… George Lakoff, a famous linguistic psychologist seems to think so. Also just look at how language is being used in the US elections… the speech writers for these guys are very much aware of the metaphors and imagery they use. You are probably also aware of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and how that is used in business to oil the cogs as they say…
You’re absolutely right about how important it is to really know the subject of your presentation. This helps planning a lot and also, of course, your delivery. You how they say you should structure a presentation? It’s a simple 3 step procedure: 1) Say what you are going to say 2) Say it 3) Say what you said!
Dear Fred and YPW,
Glad to hear you’re picking up lots of cool phrases! Good luck with the FCE!
Thank you for your kind words. I too am pleased that you are finding the blog to be a useful resource! What really pleases me is your appreciation of my method (to help turn you into your own teachers ie. To help you develop even more learner autonomy!!)
Welcome! I’d really like to learn a little bit more about where you are from as I’m interested in the Caucasus region!
I just loved your creative definition!!! Keep the ideas flowing!!
Take care everyone!
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