Tatsiana Tatsiana

People's experience in job interviews
Upper intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students will practise listening for gist and detail through a text about different people's experience in job interviews. Students will be introduced some colloquial phrases relate to job interviews. They will listen to the text three times- for gist, for detail and for noticing language. As the next step, students will work out the meaning of the new vocabulary. Then students will do a follow-up speaking activity to develop their speaking skills.

Materials

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about people's experiences in job interviews

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give students practice in speaking for fluency
  • to introduce students to colloquial phrases related to job interviews

Procedure

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

Show Ss pictures of two different people having a job interview. Elicit what the topic of today's lesson is. Ss predict who will get a job and explain why. Work as the whole class.

Pre-Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible, to listen for gist

Draw St attention to the pictures in the photocopy and the heading "In the street'. Ask Ss what the listening is going to be about and who these people are. Ss work in pairs and brainstorm. Monitor. Take some general FB. Explain that Ss will have to understand who from those five people definitely got the job. Pre-teach blocking vocabulary: Rescue Remedy, current, suitable. Help with meaning, examples and CCQs. Ss listen to the recording 27. Ss discuss the answers in new pairs. W/C FB.

While-Listening #1 (7-9 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging listening for detail task

Give Ss time to read through the task. Check Ss what they are listening for and take notes if they want. SS listen to the recording again and do ex. b. Ss compare answers in groups. Monitor - pay attention to problem areas for FB. Take w/c FB - deal with any issues. If necessary Ss can listen to the whole or parts again.

While-Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with detailed listening task to notice language in the text

Explain the task. Ss listen to the recording and try to complete the highlighted phrases. Ss discuss the answers in pairs. w/c FB - put the phrases onto the board, elicit their meaning. Clarify the FPA. Check Ss understanding of the new items in 'Make your own sentence' exercise. Work as the whole class.

Post-Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to do a follow-up task to develop students speaking skills

Ask Ss to look at the questions. Demonstrate the exercise. Ss are engaged in mingling activity. w/c FB - writing answers to Q3. Take general FB to wrap up.

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