Reyhan Torlak Reyhan Torlak

Reyhan, 11/03/14 Interviews
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students remember the correct form of functional language in interviews and learn about the usage of two-words responses. The lesson starts with an activity in which students are supposed to put the words in the correct order to make sentences or questions. This is followed by matching activity where students try to find and match the two-words expressions that have the same meaning. Finally, there is a free role-play speaking activity based on the usage of good language in interviews.


Abc adhesive substance
Abc Student's Book
Abc colorful sheets
Abc hand-out for ordering activity
Abc the whiteboard

Main Aims

  • To provide review and practice based on the functional language used in interviews through guided activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a free role-play speaking activity to make students use the good language in interviews


Stage 1 (3 minutes) • to provide a demo for the students to make sure that they get the idea of an activity

demo by sticking some words randomly on the board which are actually a complete sentence, then bringing them in the correct order and get the Ss to do the same - stick the words randomly on the board - get their idea about the activity - try to put the words in the correct order with eliciting

Stage 2 (5-6 minutes) • to make Ss remember the usage of functional language in interviews

-provide enough time to the Ss so that they can order the words to form sentences or questions individually -let them check in pairs

Stage 3 (7 minutes) • to provide correct answers for the ordering activity

- write each sentence on a different colorful sheet, cut them into pieces and mix - put all the pieces of papers on the table with a stick behind them - call different pairs to the board for each sentence - tell them the color of sheet for their sentence, and guide them to pick up the words with the defined color, then put them in the correct order on the board - follow this process for each sentence to check the answers

Stage 4 (5-6 minutes) • to make Ss familiar with the two-words responses in interviews

- give Ss 1-2 minutes to match the expressions, then let them work in pairs to check each other's answers - give Ss letters A and B and make them pair - guide student A read the first expression and student B say matching expressions - do the same activity with the nominated students as a teacher - check the pronounciation of words with drilling if it seems necessary

Stage 5 (3 minutes) • to get Ss opinions about the expressions

- ask Ss which expressions are more formal and have a short speaking activity

Stage 6 (20 minutes) • to help Ss to produce a completely new job interview with the usage of functional language

- divide the class into their letters A and B and tell them to come together with their groups - guide student As read the instructions on page 15 and prepare their questions for interviews - guide student Bs read the information on page 158 and get ready for the interview - put Ss into A/B pairs and give time to role-play interview - switch their roles and make them try again without preparation - monitor closely and take some notes about the ggod and bad language that Ss use during the interview

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