You are going to
- watch a video clip from the BBC TV series "The Dragons' Den"
- do a gap-fill exercise practising some business vocabulary
- look at and practise the language of negotiation
- Do you like puzzles and games?
- Have you ever tried to solve the Rubik's Cube?
- What about the Bedlam Cube?
- Have you ever tried to convince someone that something is a good idea?
- Could you convince some investors to invest money in an idea you've had?
- How would you "pitch" your idea?
Danny Bamping pitching for his company “Bedlam Puzzles” on the BBC TV series Dragons' Den
Dragons' Den is a TV series in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest up to £100,000 of their own money .
Here are the five multi-millionaires (the "Dragons")
The product idea Danny is trying to sell them is the “Bedlam Cube”
Will he be successful?
Will he get the £100,000 he needs?
Watch and find out.
2) Before you watch / Vocabulary
3) Watch the clip
- Does Danny reach a deal with the entrepreneurs?
- What is the deal?
Watch the clip on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBQa2XyvWE
4) Fill in the gaps
Now read this summary of the clip. Fill in the gaps with a word from the list. Watch the clip again if you need to.
What happened next?
Find out what happened after the program
- Did Danny continue with the deal he made with the Dragons?
- Was the Bedlam Cube a success?
6) Formal language for negotiatingWhen negotiating or presenting ideas in a business situation it is often best to use polite, tentative and formal language.
Match the expressions on the right to the situations on the left.
Printable worksheets here
7) MoreBBC Dragons' Den business language glossary
How to present yourself
Design your own TV commercial / advert