Active Listening PowerPoint Presentation - covers body language, questioning, paraphrasing, etc

Active Listening PowerPoint Presentation - covers body language, questioning, paraphrasing, etc

This is a 25 slide engaging PowerPoint presentation that covers the important topic of Active Listening. It includes information on Body Language, Questioning, Paraphrasing, Facial Expressions, and best practice techniques. Teachers notes are included that contains additional information and answers to questions that are posed to students. There is a pdf version and a ppt version that can be edited if required.
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Better Handwriting for Adults - PowerPoint Presentation and Handwriting Worksheets

Better Handwriting for Adults - PowerPoint Presentation and Handwriting Worksheets

This resource has been created for adults and older children that want to improve their handwriting. It is a 20 slide interactive presentation with accompanying worksheets for practice. Topics: What is good handwriting? Vocabulary associated with handwriting Warmup for Writing Letter formation Letter groups Pangrams Form filling Signatures Top 3 tips for improving handwriting I often hear people say that they hate their handwriting, or that no one can read it. It is such an important part of communication. Even with email and the internet being a big part of written communication you cannot replace the benefit of a hand written note or message on a card. Not to mention that many workplace forms still need to be filled out manually and it is so important that the writing is clear. I have used this in my workplace training sessions and learners have enjoyed it and noticed improvements within 10 days of practice. I wanted to get away from all the babyish resources that are just not appropriate to teach adults with. I hope you enjoy this.
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Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint quiz and Card Decks with Rules, Correct Usage and Tasks

Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint quiz and Card Decks with Rules, Correct Usage and Tasks

This resource contains rules, examples, and short challenges for commonly confused words and grammatical errors. It has a PowerPoint presentation and a word document that can be edited if required. It covers the following: 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) 11. Affect vs Effect 12. Assure, Ensure, Insure 13. Proper use of Commas 14. Using ‘s’ to show plural and possessive (the difference) 15. Passed vs past 16. Weather vs whether 17. A vs An 18. Capitalisation in Sentences 19. Farther vs further 20. Compliment vs complement   How to Use this Resource This resource contains 20 rules and example cards that can be used in the following ways: 1. As a revision e-book for anyone that needs a quick refresh on the most common writing errors. 2. As a group or pair activity for learners to practice and test each other in various ways. Instructions / Ideas for Group Activities Activity 1 – Group or pair competition 1. Print out and cut out the rules that you would like your learners to work on. (Laminate to keep them fresh, if you want). 2. Hand out 1 card to each pair or group. Have them read it and complete the short challenge. (Check to see if they have it correct – an answer sheet is provided) 3. Learners then present their task to the rest of the groups to complete (on whiteboard). This can be timed. 4. Groups get 1 point for each task that is correct. 5. Groups then brainstorm ideas to remember the associated rules. 6. Points are tallied up and the winner is announced. Activity 2 – Group discussion and trouble shoot session 1. Learners select a card and read it to the group 2. They complete the task themselves first of all writing up sentence and answer on whiteboard. 3. Group members state whether they agree or not with the answer and share their thoughts 4. The correct answer is revealed by the teacher 5. Groups brainstorm ideas to remember the rules. Activity 3 – Individual work 1. Print out the resource in its entirety, or print out parts that you’d like to work on. 2. Learners complete by themselves, and then check their answers in pairs. 3. Answers revealed by teacher and corrected if necessary. Activity 4 – As a Warm up Activity 1. Select one card at the beginning of the session 2. Group discuss and agree the answer for the task. 3. In pairs or individually think up more tasks to challenge the rest of the group.
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Summarising non fiction text and articles - Powerpoint and Worksheets

Summarising non fiction text and articles - Powerpoint and Worksheets

This 15 slide powerpoint training presentation shows learners show to summarise text. This is an essential skill that takes practice to master. The resource also contains worksheets that complement the presentation. Files are available in pdf and ppt editable format. Presentation Content: What does summarising mean? Strategies to use when summarising – Nutshell method What Not to Summarise Task 1 – Write a summary about yourself Task 2 – Summarise a passage – example answer provided Task 3 – Group Activity – summarise an article
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Workplace Diversity - Supervising across Language Barriers

Workplace Diversity - Supervising across Language Barriers

This is a 20 slide powerpoint presentation that tackles the subject of Workplace Diversity. Our workplaces are made up of many different races, cultures and languages. This often creates communication problems that slow down production, cause misunderstandings and generally can create a divided workforce if issues are not addressed. There is an editable ppt file and a pdf. This powerpoint is for Supervisors and Managers that work in such an environment. It contains practical advice for dealing with language issues in particular. Topics covered: Definition Manager’s responsibilities The employee’s perspective Use clear english Other ways to bridge the gap Assess understanding
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Workplace Issues: Brainstorm, Problem Solve and Create SMART Goals

Workplace Issues: Brainstorm, Problem Solve and Create SMART Goals

This is a 20 slide professional presentation that also contains word templates for learners to work on as part of the training presentation. The presentation includes step by step processes and you-tube examples. There is also a teachers document that contains extra information relating to the slides. Learning Objectives: You will learn how to Brainstorm effectively to generate ideas. You will then use the Fish Bone Analysis tool to identify the cause and effect of a workplace problem. Finally, you will create a SMART goal to address the problem. This is an effective introduction for learners that are about to embark upon a project in any industry. It encourages good practice for resolution of issues and problems. It gives them essential skills to work through issues using logical methods.
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Google Drive - Convert a pdf to a Google document to edit it

Google Drive - Convert a pdf to a Google document to edit it

This resource contains step by step instructions with screen shots to show how to convert a pdf file to a google document, so that it can be edited. Two methods are outlined. Method one converts directly from Drive and Method 2 involves downloading a google conversion app. The steps are not difficult, but the benefits and time saving of this feature is worthwhile. Note that this does not enable a perfect conversion. It won't work well with large documents that contain a lot of diagrams, tables, or graphics.
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Better Handwriting for Adults - PowerPoint Presentation and Handwriting Worksheets

Better Handwriting for Adults - PowerPoint Presentation and Handwriting Worksheets

This resource has been created for adults and older children that want to improve their handwriting. It is a 20 slide interactive presentation with accompanying worksheets for practice. Topics: What is good handwriting? Vocabulary associated with handwriting Warmup for Writing Letter formation Letter groups Pangrams Form filling Signatures Top 3 tips for improving handwriting I often hear people say that they hate their handwriting, or that no one can read it. It is such an important part of communication. Even with email and the internet being a big part of written communication you cannot replace the benefit of a hand written note or message on a card. Not to mention that many workplace forms still need to be filled out manually and it is so important that the writing is clear. I have used this in my workplace training sessions and learners have enjoyed it and noticed improvements within 10 days of practice. I wanted to get away from all the babyish resources that are just not appropriate to teach adults with. I hope you enjoy this.
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Effective Email Communication - Writing Emails Powerpoint Presentation

Effective Email Communication - Writing Emails Powerpoint Presentation

This resource is a Powerpoint Presentation that can be used to train people on how to write emails effectively. I have used this on a leadership course and it was well received. There are some time saving gems in here that can be easily implemented into your work day. There are also tasks that can be completed in pairs or groups. Lots of areas for discussion. Also a good opportunity for businesses to think about and discuss best practice for their own organisation. The average office worker receives around 80 emails each day. With that volume of mail, individual messages can easily get overlooked. Follow these simple rules to get your emails noticed and acted upon: Don't over communicate by email. Make good use of subject lines. Keep messages clear and brief. Be polite. Check your tone. Proofread.
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Workplace Forms and Template Bundle

Workplace Forms and Template Bundle

This bundle contains forms and templates for use in the Workplace. Microsoft Word - how to create a fillable form that can then be emailed to others to complete. Ipad App Criteria form to make decisions on appropriate apps for childcare / primary Training Needs Analysis forms to see what skill level learners are at prior to training.
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English Language Bundle - ESOL / ELS English as a second language

English Language Bundle - ESOL / ELS English as a second language

Separate resources that can be used as icebreakers, warmers, parts of lessons, and in some cases whole lessons. Developed for Adults. Business emails - 20 page e-book Future tense diagrams and activities Homophones Things in Common Icebreaker Giving good verbal instructions
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Business Emails for ESOL Learners - Six Critical Steps E-book

Business Emails for ESOL Learners - Six Critical Steps E-book

This 29 page e-book has been created for Business English Learners that want to improve their business communication skills. In particular those where English is a second language. Email communication is a vital skill to have and reflects on the professionalism of the sender. There are practice exercises included that cover grammatical mistakes with answers. Topics covered are: The Subject Line Don’t ‘Flame’ People Levels of Formality to use in Emails Formal vs Informal Neutral / Standard Greetings and Closings The Body of the Message Attachments Proofreading is Vital Common Mistakes for Learners of English Spelling A Costly Mistake Summary
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Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint quiz and Card Decks with Rules, Correct Usage and Tasks

Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint quiz and Card Decks with Rules, Correct Usage and Tasks

This resource contains rules, examples, and short challenges for commonly confused words and grammatical errors. It has a PowerPoint presentation and a word document that can be edited if required. It covers the following: 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) 11. Affect vs Effect 12. Assure, Ensure, Insure 13. Proper use of Commas 14. Using ‘s’ to show plural and possessive (the difference) 15. Passed vs past 16. Weather vs whether 17. A vs An 18. Capitalisation in Sentences 19. Farther vs further 20. Compliment vs complement   How to Use this Resource This resource contains 20 rules and example cards that can be used in the following ways: 1. As a revision e-book for anyone that needs a quick refresh on the most common writing errors. 2. As a group or pair activity for learners to practice and test each other in various ways. Instructions / Ideas for Group Activities Activity 1 – Group or pair competition 1. Print out and cut out the rules that you would like your learners to work on. (Laminate to keep them fresh, if you want). 2. Hand out 1 card to each pair or group. Have them read it and complete the short challenge. (Check to see if they have it correct – an answer sheet is provided) 3. Learners then present their task to the rest of the groups to complete (on whiteboard). This can be timed. 4. Groups get 1 point for each task that is correct. 5. Groups then brainstorm ideas to remember the associated rules. 6. Points are tallied up and the winner is announced. Activity 2 – Group discussion and trouble shoot session 1. Learners select a card and read it to the group 2. They complete the task themselves first of all writing up sentence and answer on whiteboard. 3. Group members state whether they agree or not with the answer and share their thoughts 4. The correct answer is revealed by the teacher 5. Groups brainstorm ideas to remember the rules. Activity 3 – Individual work 1. Print out the resource in its entirety, or print out parts that you’d like to work on. 2. Learners complete by themselves, and then check their answers in pairs. 3. Answers revealed by teacher and corrected if necessary. Activity 4 – As a Warm up Activity 1. Select one card at the beginning of the session 2. Group discuss and agree the answer for the task. 3. In pairs or individually think up more tasks to challenge the rest of the group.
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Health & Safety Vocabulary Bank with mix and match activity

Health & Safety Vocabulary Bank with mix and match activity

This document contains common words that are found in Health and Safety documentation in the workplace that everyone should be familiar with. On the first page the word is listed with a plain English definition to the right. The next two pages contain cut outs so that a mix and match activity can take place with learners. This is suitable for those with low levels of literacy and / or English as a second language learners. I have put this into practice and it has been very well received within the workplace. I split the class into groups and they have a competition to see who can finish first and / or get 100% accuracy. Leads to good discussions as well.
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Lesson Starter / Warm up Health and Safety game - Keep me Safe - Kit me Up

Lesson Starter / Warm up Health and Safety game - Keep me Safe - Kit me Up

The objective of this game is to be the first player to be fully kitted up with the correct PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and ready to work. E.g. they have all the items written on their list that they need. Each player needs a sheet of paper and a pen to write their list of PPE – Personal Protective Equipment. The only other item needed is a dice. The resource contains a word document and a power point presentation to display the game instructions to the class. Alternatively, they could be written on whiteboard or printed out. This game is best played in small groups.
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Health and Safety Workplace Bundle

Health and Safety Workplace Bundle

Lesson Starter / Warmup Start the lesson with a fund dice game focussing on Personal Protective Equipment. Move on to a mix and match group activity exploring common words. Ensure learners know about the forms to use in the workplace and when to use them with the Workplace Incident / Accident / Near Miss lesson. Lots of room for discussion in these topics.
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10 Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint quiz and Task Cards with answers, rules, and examples.

10 Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint quiz and Task Cards with answers, rules, and examples.

This resource contains rules, examples, and short challenges for commonly confused words and grammatical errors. It has a PowerPoint presentation and a word document that can be edited if required. It covers the following: 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) How to Use this Resource This resource contains 10 rules and example cards that can be used in the following ways: 1. As a revision e-book for anyone that needs a quick refresh on the most common writing errors. 2. As a group or pair activity for learners to practice and test each other in various ways. 3. As a class activity using the Powerpoint Presentation Quiz Instructions / Ideas for Group Activities Activity 1 – Group or pair competition 1. Print out and cut out the rules that you would like your learners to work on. (Laminate to keep them fresh, if you want). 2. Hand out 1 card to each pair or group. Have them read it and complete the short challenge. (Check to see if they have it correct – an answer sheet is provided) 3. Learners then present their task to the rest of the groups to complete (on whiteboard). This can be timed. 4. Groups get 1 point for each task that is correct. 5. Groups then brainstorm ideas to remember the associated rules. 6. Points are tallied up and the winner is announced. Activity 2 – Group discussion and trouble shoot session 1. Learners select a card and read it to the group 2. They complete the task themselves first of all writing up sentence and answer on whiteboard. 3. Group members state whether they agree or not with the answer and share their thoughts 4. The correct answer is revealed by the teacher 5. Groups brainstorm ideas to remember the rules. Activity 3 – Individual work 1. Print out the resource in its entirety, or print out parts that you’d like to work on. 2. Learners complete by themselves, and then check their answers in pairs. 3. Answers revealed by teacher and corrected if necessary. Activity 4 – As a Warm up Activity 1. Select one card at the beginning of the session 2. Group discuss and agree the answer for the task. 3. In pairs or individually think up more tasks to challenge the rest of the group.
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Customer Service Skills 30 Slide Powerpoint presentation and Worksheets / Activities

Customer Service Skills 30 Slide Powerpoint presentation and Worksheets / Activities

Ready to go resource that has a 30 slide presentation with matching worksheets and activities. This resource is tried and tested in the workplace training environment. Learners enjoy the activities and get a lot out of it. File formats include PowerPoint Presentation Content: Customer Service Definition Poor vs Exceptional Service Why Exceptional Service is Important Practical Tips to Provide an Exceptional Customer Service Experience Scenario based role play activities – good and bad examples from You tube clips
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Customer Service Skills  - Powerpoint Presentation - Comprehensive Lesson

Customer Service Skills - Powerpoint Presentation - Comprehensive Lesson

This resource is an interactive PowerPoint presentation (30 slides) that focuses on Customer Service Skills in the workplace. It is a ready to teach package. Also included is a teachers / facilitators document with notes next to slides that has answers and suggested activities while working through the presentation. It is provided in both pdf , ppt, and word format for editing if required. The lesson contains the following topics: Customer Service Definition Poor vs Exceptional Service Why Exceptional Service is Important Practical Tips to Provide an Exceptional Customer Service Experience Scenario based role play activities – good and bad examples from You tube clips
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Quiz - 10 Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint Presentation

Quiz - 10 Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint Presentation

This is an editable resource in the form of a power point presentation that covers 10 of the most common writing errors. It can be used in classes to test learners knowledge in group settings. The explanations are contained in the notes area. This will be useful for discussion. 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;)
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10 Common Writing Errors - Task Cards, Grammatical Rules, Correct Usage and Challenge

10 Common Writing Errors - Task Cards, Grammatical Rules, Correct Usage and Challenge

This resource contains rules, examples, and short challenges for commonly confused words and grammatical errors. It covers the following: 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) This resource contains 10 rules and example cards that can be used in the following ways: 1. As a revision e-book for anyone that needs a quick refresh on the most common writing errors. 2. As a group or pair activity for learners to practice and test each other in various ways. Instructions / Ideas for Group Activities Activity 1 – Group or pair competition 1. Print out the rules that you would like your learners to work on. (Laminate to keep them fresh, if you want). 2. Hand out 1 card to each pair or group. Have them read it and complete the short challenge. (Check to see if they have it correct – an answer sheet is provided) 3. Learners then present their task to the rest of the groups to complete (on whiteboard). This can be timed. 4. Groups get 1 point for each task that is correct. 5. Groups then brainstorm ideas to remember the associated rules. 6. Points are tallied up and the winner is announced. Activity 2 – Group discussion and trouble shoot session 1. Learners select a card and read it to the group 2. They complete the task themselves first of all writing up sentence and answer on whiteboard. 3. Group members state whether they agree or not with the answer and share their thoughts 4. The correct answer is revealed by the teacher 5. Groups brainstorm ideas to remember the rules. Activity 3 – Individual work 1. Print out the resource in its entirety, or print out parts that you’d like to work on. 2. Learners complete by themselves, and then check their answers in pairs. 3. Answers revealed by teacher and corrected if necessary. Activity 4 – As a Warm up Activity 1. Select one card at the beginning of the session 2. Group discuss and agree the answer for the task. 3. In pairs or individually think up more tasks to challenge the rest of the group.
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Quiz - 20 Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint with answers and explanation of rules

Quiz - 20 Common Writing Errors - Powerpoint with answers and explanation of rules

This is an editable resource in the form of a power point presentation that covers 20 of the most common writing errors. It can be used in classes to test learners knowledge in group settings. The explanations are contained in the notes area. This will be useful for discussion. 1. There, Their, They’re 2. To, Two, Too 3. Accept vs Except 4. Your vs. You’re 5. A lot vs alot vs allot 6. Lose vs Loose 7. Its vs It’s 8. No vs know 9. Threw vs through 10. Correct use of semi-colon (;) 11. Affect vs Effect 12. Assure, Ensure, Insure 13. Proper use of Commas 14. Using ‘s’ to show plural and possessive (the difference) 15. Passed vs past 16. Weather vs whether 17. A vs An 18. Capitalisation in Sentences 19. Farther vs further 20. Compliment vs complement
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