To provide clarification and practice of vocabulry related to job responsibilities in the context of aid workers
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of job vacancy
Procedure (39-50 minutes)
I start the lesson by telling ss about my younger brother who is out of work now, trying to elicit the phrase “job advertisements”. Ss then answer some questions about the same topic. “I have a brother who’s 2 years younger than me and he’s out of work now. I mean he doesn’t have a job. Every day he buys a newspaper and goes through the……” “Now, I’m going to give you some questions about job advertisements, read them and write a short answer for each one. You have 3 minutes” Next, I put ss into groups of three (or four according to the number of ss), asking them to compare and discuss their answers. “Now, put your pens down. In your groups, compare your answers. Are you going to write anything? (No)” Finally, to get the FB, I ask some ss randomly to tell me what they talked about in their groups.
I give out HO (a job advertisement). Ss look at it answer the two questions written on it in pairs. I get ss to write 3 job responsibilities they think the job involves. For the FB, I ask one of the ss to give me the answer for question 1. I do not check the answers for question 2 at this stage. “Write 3 short sentences for the second question.” I distribute another HO containing the job description. Ss read it and check their answers to the second question.
I pair up ss again and give each pair a HO containing the new vocabulary which has appeared in the job advert. I have ss match the new words with their definitions. “These are the words in bold in the job description. In pairs match them with their definitions. So what are you going to do?” For the FB, I put the answers on the wall in two different parts of the classroom for ss to check.
I have ss work in groups of three to answer the three questions on the board. We will then have a short whole class discussion. “Look at the main responsibilities again. In your groups, answer these three questions: 1. Which responsibility would be the most interesting? 2. … the most time-consuming… 3. … the hardest work… Ss should justify their answers.
I pair up ss. They tell their partners about their job or the job of someone that they know well. They say what the job is and describe what the responsibilities are. (Optional) If time allows, ss mingle and talk about their job to as many ss as they can.
While ss are working in pairs or groups I try to make a list of their mistakes, and if time allows I will put them on the board and elicit the correct answers.