Join us on Business English : Stress! ! It's FREE 🙂
Starting UPAdd the verbs from the box to the phrases below to create some common stressful situations.being - finding - going- having - making - moving - shopping - travelling - taking - waiting1 . going to the dentist2 in a long queue3 stuck in a traffic jam4 a parking space5 with your partner /family6 house7 an interview8 a speech9 by air10 an exam or testB - Which of the above situations is the most stressful for you? Can you add any others to the list?C- What do you do to relax? Which of these activities are the most effective for you, and why? In what other ways do you relax?• playing a sport • reading • eating/drinking • having a bath • walking• gardening • massage • shopping • listening to music • watching TV• meditating • browsing online • blogging • using Facebook/YouTubeD - Rank these situations from 1 (most stressful) to 10 (least stressful). Then discuss your choices.• making a presentation to seniorexecutives• meeting important visitors from abroadfor the first time• leading a formal meeting• telephoning in English• asking your boss for a pay rise• writing a report with a tight deadline• dealing with a customer who has amajor complaint• negotiating a very valuable contract • covering for a colleague who is away• taking part in a conference call
lifestyle - workaholic - workload - deadline - flextime -work-life balance - quality of life - working environmenta) a system where employees choose the time they start and finish work each day. b) a time or date by which you have to do something. c) how personally satisfied you are with the way you live and work. d) someone who cannot stop working and has no time for anything else. e) the ability to give a good amount of time to your work and to outside interests, e.g. family f) the amount of work a person is expected to do g) the people, things and atmosphere around you at work h) the way people choose to organise their lives
lifestyle - workaholic - workload - deadline - flextime -work-life balance - quality of life - working environment1 I worked until 11 o'clock at night to meet the for presenting the report.2 I work six days a week and never have a holiday. My girlfriend says I'm a 3 Karl has a heavy at the moment because several colleagues are off sick.4 She gave up a highly paid job to join a meditation group in India. She's completely changed her 5 A system can help to reduce stress levels of employees by giving them more control over their working hours.6 If you have children, working from home may help improve your .7 Many people argue that technology has greatly improved our and the way we feel about work. Others disagree, arguing it actually increases stress.8 A clean, quiet, comfortable and friendly can actively reduce levels of stress.Discuss these questions.1 Do you like working under pressure? Why? I Why not?2 What deadlines do you have to meet in your daily life? Which are the most difficult to meet?3 Why do people become workaholics?4 How important is the working environment in reducing stress?
https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1_44.mp3It's difficult to say really what's a 1 level of stress for somebody to feel at work. The problem with that is that what one person finds really 2 and it excites them to be able to do their job well, somebody else might find really, really 3? What we do see is that actually a high level of continued 4• can actually sometimes spill overinto feelings of stress.
The speakers use several expressions to make suggestions.Listen to the conversation again and complete the gaps in these sentences.https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1_47.mp31 Well, I think carry out a survey, find out why the staff are so stressed .. .2 I have another idea we encourage staff to keep fit? paying their subscription to a gym?3 We more staff for them, give them an assistant.4 Well, it might be a to set up a counselling service .. .5 meet tomorrow, same time, and try to come up with a plan .. .
At the next meeting, the team discusses plans for staff to attend a local sports centre. Listen and tick the expressions they use in their conversation.https://thespeakingcats.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/1_48.mp3