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What Makes Employees Happy At Work

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Video Length: 4:09

Updated on: 04/27/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video and do a listening exercise from TED about what it means to really be happy at work. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about employee happiness. Students learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on writing the missing parts of words, rewriting sentences, and video quote. The grammar activity features the usage of em dashes. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction.

Lesson Activities

Employee Happiness
Short Answers, True / False
Prefixes, Parts of Speech, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Punctuation (em dashes)
Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Business, Career, Professional Skills

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