Aya Aya

speaking lesson
intermediate level


Abc matching handout
Abc reading handout
Abc a video
Abc a handout

Main Aims

  • • To provide practice on speaking in the context of choosing the best candidate.

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To practice functional language in the context of choosing the best candidate.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

• Show Ss a video of a well-known movie in which someone is having an interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg2NnYJVD6k • Start a quick discussion with SS about the video and about their own experience. The discussion will indicate such questions: - Do you think they accepted him or not? If SS answered with yes (maybe because the watched the movie), then comes the next question: - Does that happen in real life? - Why do you think they accepted him? - Have you ever gone for having an interview? - How was is? - In your opinion, what makes a best candidate for a job?

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

-provide SS with a reading model in which it talks about the good and bad points of some one applying for a job and having an interview. Activity #1 - ask SS to read the passage and put a title for it. -give SS a minute to discuss with their partners about the title they chose. -discuss the answers with SS. Activity#2 -ask SS to read the passage again and answer the questions below it. - give them a minute to check their answers in pairs. -provide SS with a typed feedback.

Useful Language (4-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

-the previous stage will show me what SS know about the functional language of choosing a candidate and telling about his good and bad points. - I will elicit what they won't understand. -clarify the meaning. - ask SS CCQs to make sure they understand. - drill to check pronunciation. -clarify the form on the board. - small activity (a matching the correct word with its difintion question) -ask CCQs. - drill. - clarify the form on the board.

Productive Task(s) (15-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- I will explain that the pictures in the handout I gave are for two person one is called Jean who is a hotel owner and the other one is foe woman called Marion who is a recruitment manager at horizon unlimited. Jean sent a letter to Marion asking her to choose a Candidate to work in his hotel and take care of his children too. Marion chose five candidates, then give them the hand outs about candidates to check and start the task. 1- I will divide SS into two groups. Get SS to read what is written in the handouts and clarify that they will need this information to choose the best candidate for the job. give SS time to read the notes about each candidate and help with any comprehension problems. ask SS to make notes about the weaknesses and strengths of the candidates. 2- give SS five to ten minutes to think about what they will say about their candidates. circulate amongst SS as they work to provide any difficult vocabulary or phrases. remind SS to refer to the useful language box for ideas,too. 3- SS work in their groups again. appoint a chairperson for each group, to ensure that everyone gets a chance to speak. emphasis that they need to listen and make notes about each candidate, asking questions about anything that is not clear. As they discuss the candidates, I will circulate and make notes of errors or useful language, for analysis and correction later in. 4- Give SS time to think about how they will express their decision before each group tells the class which candidate they chose. if there is disagreement, I'll encourage further discussion to see the class can agree on the one most suitable candidate.

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- give SS my feedback orally. - discuss SS errors and correcting them.

Free activity • To check that Ls have improved their knowledge of the TL.

Ask SS a question: imagine that you are a manager in a company or a hotel or even you are a mother who needs a babysitter and you are searching for a person to work as an employee, receptionist or a baby sitter what are the good points you want to find in the person you will choose and the bad points that you won't accept?

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