Adv 01 – Chairing a meeting

The Language Professional - Prepare-Learn-Review-Followup


Do some background research by reading this article on ‘5 Ways to Lead a Meeting’.


You’ll need to book a lesson to attend.


You’ll receive an activity sheet after the lesson to help review and summarize the lesson.
To write answers on these PDFs: 1) download Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, 2) Tools -> Fill & Sign.

Follow up

Get practice as the minute taker in this activity.


You’ll need to listen carefully and take brief notes of the main points in the meeting.
This meeting has 3 participants, from the left: Amy, Beth and Carla.

    1. Get a pen and piece of paper ready for your minute taking.
    2. Watch the video and make notes on the main points and any agreed actions.
    3. Compare your minutes against my minutes. Are they similar? Did you catch all the important details?
    4. Watch the video again. Can you catch anything new?
    5. Business Jargon Bonus – listen out for these two uses of business jargon:

‘head (a project) up’ – v. to lead a project

‘touch base’ – v. to have a talk with someone