Ewelina Ewelina

Upper Intermediate level


This lesson focuses on listening and speaking generally about job interview


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about Different people's experience in job interviews in the context of Interviews

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce Ss to some colloquial phrases related to job interviews
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Interviews


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask them about jobs: - Where they can find job advertisements? - How they are preparing for job interview? Get FB

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • Listening for gist.

Explain the context of the listening. Tell students who they'll listen to and the numbers of speakers. Give names of speakers. For this first listening, play recording through without pausing ( Example 3a on page 13). Make sure you set question (how many of them say they definitely got a job?) before Ss listen. After they listen, allow time for peer-checking with the person next to them. Take w/c FB

While-Reading/Listening #2 (12-15 minutes) • Listening for specific information

A more challenging task for Ss to listen for more detail (ex 3b). Give students time to read through the task.It is group work. As there are several speakers after 3rd person, pause to give Ss time to peer check with their group, before moving on. After the final speaker let Ss to peer check again. Take w/c FB

Listening to fill in the gaps with phrases from the text (8-10 minutes) • Listening for specific information

Ex 3 c: Give Ss time to read it through first, and to peer-check & discuss (small groups) what they think the phrases mean. Let one of the student write the answers on the board. After you take w/c FB & check meanings.

Speaking (7-8 minutes) • To allow ss to respond to the text and give their opinion

Put students in pairs and get them to ask and answers the questions, giving as much information as possible. 1. have you ever been interviewed for a job or a place in a course? What was it for? How did you prepare? How did it go? 2. What do you think is the most important advice to give to someone who is going for a job interview? Monitor and help with vocabulary. Get some feedback.

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