Meetings on the topic of problems

Market Leader Elementary Unit 3, including adjective opposites

Hold whole meetings to think of and/ or discuss solutions to problems, roleplaying the whole meeting each time, starting from the first greetings and ending with saying goodbye. Include at least two different problems to make sure you practise organising the meeting. Before you start roleplaying the meeting, decide who you all are and if you have met before or not. Possible topics

  • Arguments/ Disagreements
  • Bathroom/ Toilet
  • Bugs/ Insects
  • Complaints
  • Concentrating
  • Conference/ Trade fair
  • Dangers/ Risks
  • Decoration/ Furniture and fittings
  • Dirt/ Messiness
  • Electronics/ Technology
  • English language learning
  • Equipment
  • Exercise/ Sports
  • Food and drink
  • Health
  • Information
  • Lighting
  • Meetings/ Teleconferences/ Video conferences
  • Mistake
  • Money/ Finances
  • Noise
  • Paperwork/ Administration
  • Power
  • Presentations
  • Relationships between co-workers (= colleagues/ workmates)
  • Reorganisation
  • Sales
  • Skills
  • Smoking
  • Space
  • Staffing
  • Stationery
  • Stress
  • Tasks
  • Telephoning
  • Temperature
  • Time
  • Transport/ Travel/ Commuting/ Business trips
  • Work spaces
  • Working hours/ Overtime
  • Work-life balance

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Useful adjectives

  • boring – interesting
  • bright – dark
  • cheap/ reasonable – expensive/ pricey
  • clean – dirty
  • clear – confusing
  • close/near – far
  • dangerous/ risky – safe
  • easy – difficult/ tricky/ hard
  • flexible – inflexible
  • hard – soft
  • heavy – light
  • high – low
  • hot – cold
  • late – early
  • long – short
  • messy/ untidy – tidy/ neat
  • noisy/ loud – quiet/ peaceful
  • old – new
  • young – old
  • relaxed – stressed
  • relaxing – stressful
  • reliable – unreliable
  • slow – fast/ quick
  • small/ little – big/ large
  • up to date – out of date
  • warm – cool
  • wide – narrow
  • wrong – right/ correct

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Adjective opposites practice 

Without looking above, try to write the opposite of each of the words below. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.

  • boring
  • bright
  • cheap/ reasonable
  • clean
  • clear
  • close/near
  • dangerous/ risky
  • easy
  • flexible
  • hard
  • heavy
  • high
  • hot
  • late
  • long
  • messy/ untidy
  • noisy/ loud
  • old
  • young
  • relaxed
  • relaxing
  • reliable
  • slow
  • small/ little
  • up to date
  • warm
  • wide
  • wrong

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