Unit 6: Risk management

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Unit 6: Risk management
Communicating in a crisis
BA, p 76: 6.4
Task 1: Discussion
BA, p 76: 6.4
Task 2: Reading
• Vocabulary
Can you explain the expressions to colleagues?
to strangle at birth to stop something as soon as it has begun
the essence  the central meaning or theme
 poisonous or harmful
toxic
a sound bite  a short comment broadcast without context
to be drawn into  to become involved
 the final results of a process, meeting...
outcomes
 repetition of the same first letter/sound
alliteration
 to make an idea, belief, feeling stronger
reinforce
 comparisons between two situations
analogy
intended to show that the two are similar
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Task 2: Reading
• Read the first part of the text and answer the following
questions:
1 What is the secret of dealing effectively with a crisis?
2 What kinds of crisis are you unlikely ever to to deal with?
3 What kinds are you likely to have to deal with?
• Choose do or don’t.
1 Do
2 don’t
3 Do
4 Do
5 don’t
6 don’t
7 Do
8 Do
• Which pieces of advice apply to the situation in 1?
Tip 1 applies to response 1
Tips 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 could apply to response 3
Tip 5 applies to response 6
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Task 3: Listening
Extract
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Kind of crisis
Tips applied /
not applied
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Task 3: Listening
Extr Kind of crisis
act
A need to keep paying for crisis
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
managment
ensuring competitors lose
old machinery threatens productivity
industrial action / strike
natural disaster
allegedly harmful drug effects
suspected corruption / insider dealing
poor sales
Tips
applied
8
3
7
2/6
1X
5
4
6X
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Task 4: Listen and complete key phrases
1 is like
2 legitimate , issue
3 to the point
4 focus, positives
5 important, remember
6 forget, as yet
7 briefly sum up
8 quietly confident
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Task 8: Speaking
HW: BA, p 77:
Task 6: Alliteration
Task 7: Analogies
Task 8: Speaking
• Prepare to be interviewed about one of the crisis
situations below.
• Use the hints.
REMEMBER: YOU NEED TO WRITE ANOTHER
SUMMARY BEFORE THE SECOND PROGRESS
TEST: p 45, p 59, p 71, p 76, p 85 or sth. else
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