beginner level


In this lesson, students will learn how to pronounce jobs vocabulary and practice using the negative "isn't".


Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of jobs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of using isn't in the context of jobs


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

T will introduce himself and begin with an anecdote about his profession

Clarifying Vocabulary (5-6 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through

T will elicit from pictures and drill with Ss job vocab words. T will hand out WS1 and WS 1a, Ss will match vocab with pictures. Ss do page 18, ex 1 to match the jobs with the pictures. Pair-check. Whole class feedback. Highlight any problematic words as needed. Check that they understand the meaning of the confusing words (i.e. nurse vs. doctor) and drill pronunciation of all the words. WC feedback

Controlled Spoken Practice (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

With the same handout. T models question forms, 'what's his/her job and answer' and answer forms, 'yes she/he is' Ss will be paired up to practice modeled questions and answers.

Focus on negative forms: (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T will use the same WS again to elicit the negative forms (he/she isn't a...). Ss will write up on the Board. T will drill the phrase.

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • Consolidation

T will handout WS number 2. Ss will complete in pairs. WC FB, Ss will write answers on the board.

Semi-controlled Practice, mingle activity (6-10 minutes) • Ss will be able to talk about different jobs/

T will give WS 3 to Ss. T will model with one or two sts.

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