TP 4 Dream jobs
Reading – To practice reading for specific information in the context of seeking jobs.
Writing – To practise accuracy in using formal language when writing a cover letter.
Procedure (45 minutes)
Tell Ss about a dream job and ask if they have one they would like to share with the group.
a) Pre-teach recruit, duties, regarding, applicant, submit, requirement and hands-on experience by having the Ss in pairs match underlined words/phrases in a sentence with the definition. Then give the answer key. ICQ: -Are you matching the same color? (No, different) b) Write the words on the board (to the right). Ask CCQs, drill the meaning and elicit the stress.
a) Project the advertisement on the board and elicit “advertisement”. – Look at the title. What kind of text is this? Check comprehension of “caretaker”. b) Ss read the advertisement and discuss in pairs: 1) What kind of person would be good for the job? 2) Would you like to do this job? Why/Why not? c) F/B Open class. Nominees from the pairs share briefly what they discussed.
a) Ask Ss - What would you do if you want to apply for the job? If needed explain “cover letter”. b) Have Ss read the cover letter and think about if this person would be good for the job or not. c) Discuss answers in groups of 3 or 4 (due to the nr of Ss).
a) Elicit the meaning of “formal” and “informal” with the examples “Give me the book” /”Could you pass me the book, please” CCQs: - Do we we use formal or informal when speak to our friends? (informal) – Do we use formal or informal when we meet someone for the first time? (formal) b) Ask Ss if the cover letter is formal or informal. Have them discuss in pairs and underline examples in the text. ICQ: Are you writing the examples (No underlining) c) FB WC. Project the letter and have each group come to the board to underline examples. Check comprehension.
a) Ss look at Ho2 question 2. T gives a context explaining that Joe found a job as a teacher that he would really like to have, but he needs some help with his writing. It’s too informal and needs to be more formal. b) Ss rewrite the paragraph in their notebook. T monitors and gives direct feedback. c) If time, Ss read their paragraphs to each other in pairs.