productivity

Lesson plans

A man concentrates in front of a computer

Vocabulary: distractions (clutter, gossip, multitasking, micromanagement)
Video: How to smash distractions
Collocations: attention (undivided attention, scant attention, unwelcome attention)

4:27

Reading: types of corporate culture
Video: What makes people thrive? The psychology of success
Vocabulary: describing corporate culture, phrasal verbs

4:09

free

a woman stretching in a field enjoying the sun

Vocabulary: feeling down, blue, overwhelmed, burned out
Phrasal verbs: power through, blow up, check in on someone
Grammar: used to, be used to, get used to

4:32

an angry boss reprimanding an employee sitting in front of a computer

Vocabulary: micromanagement verbs (reprimand, hover, hold accountable)
Videos: 1. “How can I avoid being a micromanager?” and 2. “Working For a Micromanaging Boss & How to Handle it”
Idioms: put out fires, have a lot on your plate, hands-on/hands-off

4:00

a person closing his laptop when the clock shows 5 o'clock

Idioms: recipe for disaster, bend over backwards, go above and beyond
Word formation: prefixes over-, under- and mis-
Speaking: conversation questions, brainstorming, role-play

5:10

Idiom and phrasal verb boosters