Maria Angelica Brandares Maria Angelica Brandares

Elementary - Listening & Grammar
Elemenary level


In this lesson, the Ss will learn about different kind of jobs. They will also learn about grammar and enhance their listening skills.


Abc Audio Recording
Abc Gap-fill HO
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Materials (answer) to be provided by the students.
Abc Book - Global, Elementary Coursebook

Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is listening. The Ss will listen to four people talking and discussing about their jobs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • The sub aim is Grammar. The Ss will learn the function of modal auxiliary verb, Can.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show pictures of people doing different jobs and elicit to Ss what they think is the person's job. This will trigger their curiosity and in a way set the overall theme of the lesson. - What can you see in the photo? - What is the person 1,2,3,4,5 or 6 doing? - What do you think are their jobs? - Do you want to do similar job? Why or Why not? Nominate one student at a time to answer the question and ask the whole class for feedback afterwards.

Pre-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the audio and make it accessible

- Students to look at the list of benefit workers get in some companies. Teacher will explain that the words in the board are all benefits. Check meaning & pronunciation and ask students to work in pairs before feedback. List are as follows: company car, free meals, health insurance, holidays, training and pension. 1. Which benefits are usual in your country? 2. Which three benefits do you think are the most important? Why? 3. Can you think of any other benefits to add to the list (example: childcare, sports club, flexible hours.)

While-Listening 1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information about the listening tasks.

Ask students to listen to the recording 2.46 - 2. 49 (4 recordings) and identify what job the recordings describe. 1. Teacher 2. Office Worker 3. Scientist 4. Sports Coach Script: 1. I work in a primary school with eight-year- olds. The best thing about this job is working with children. You can make a real difference to their lives. Oh, and the holidays are good too. The worst thing? Some of the parents! 2. I work for a telephone company in a big office. The best thing is the people I work with- they're really nice. And I have a company car. But my boss is very strict - we can't make personal phone calls or use email. 3. I work in a laboratory for an international company. The best thing about my job is the money ! The good salary means I can buy things I want. And I have a great pension plan. The bad part? The hours. I often work 10 hours a day. 4. I work for a sports club in the city center. I like my job but the pay isn't really very good. The best thing about my job is the extras. I have free car-parking, I can use all the sports facilities and we get free lunched in the club's restaurant.

While-Listening 2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, listening task.

Before playing the recording again, teacher will hand over the questions for the listening task, so Ss have time to prepare and review them. Ss will listen the audio recording again and complete the table with the best and worst things about each job. 1. Teacher Best things - working with children - ________________ Worst things - ________________ 2. Office Worker Best things - ____________________ - company car Worst things - ____________________ 3. Scientist Best things - ____________________ - pension Worst things - long hours 4. Sports Coach Best thing - free car-parking - sports facilities - ___________________ Worst Thing - ___________________

Post - Listening (2-4 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned.

Ss to work in pairs. Ask students which job they like? Why? Compare with their partners and discuss in front of the class for feedback.

Grammar Phase (3-5 minutes) • To teach Ss the function of the modal auxiliary, can.

Teacher to explain the function of modal auxiliary can. After that, Ss will be asked to read a description about the best and worst things about another job. Ss need to find and correct three mistakes with the use of can. My brother's a pediatrician, a children's doctor, in a big hospital in our home town. He loves his job because he cans help children who are ill and their families. But he says sometimes it's very sad when they're very ill and he don't can do anything. And he normally works at night so he doesn't like the hours - he can't to have a normal social life.

Practice (2-3 minutes) • To practice their knowledge about grammar - modal auxiliary verb, can.

Ss to work in pairs. Ss to talk about their own job, or a job they know. Make sentences with can/ can't. Use the useful phrases to help you or other expressions you know. Useful phrases: - use a company car - use the phone for personal calls - eat for free - get professional training - walk to work - start and finish later some days

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