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THE BLUE TREE

Better
Communicator

CEF B1

CEFR B2

Upper
Intermediate

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  • Are you good at giving people advice?
  • Do you like when somebody gives you unsolicited advice?
  • What can we do to help others follow our advice?
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part one

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 00:17 Are people generally good at giving advice?
  • ⌚ 00:56 What happens when we give advice in a bad way?
  • ⌚ 01:28 What are the three roles we need to consider when we give advice?
  • ⌚ 02:20 What is the first question we need to answer before we give advice to someone?
  • ⌚ 02:46 What should we do when someone needs social support?
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part two

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 03:39 What is the second question you should ask yourself before you offer advice to someone?
  • ⌚ 03:57 What is autonomy?
  • ⌚ 04:08 How do people with high autonomy react when we give them advice?
  • ⌚ 04:25 What is our role when someone is a high autonomy person?
  • ⌚ 04:39 What does it mean to be an aide?
  • ⌚ 05:35 What is a ‘boomerang effect”?
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part three

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 06:33 When can we become an advisor to someone?
  • ⌚ 07:40 What kind of advice can you offer to someone who is low in autonomy?
  • ⌚ 08:54 How can we tell if someone needs a friend, an aide or an adviser?
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POLL

Which role is the most difficult when you offer someone advice?

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lesson glossary

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COMMENTS

How do you feel about Al’s lecture? Is this idea of a friend/aide/adviser practical? What is your experience with offering advice?

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