Riham Riham

Doing Something Different
intermediate level


Abc answer keys
Abc pictures
Abc word cards
Abc hand-out

Main Aims

  • To provide practice in listening for specific information and details in the context of changing jobs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in speaking in the context of changing jobs


Warmer/Lead-in (1-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Show a picture of a famous actor then ask the students "What does he do?" "Did he have any other jobs?" " Why do you think a person might change his job?"

Set the context and Pre-teach vocabulary (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-Ask the students to look at the pictures and read then try to answer the given questions in the hand out. -Students check their answers in pairs. -The teacher provide answer keys. -Set an activity were the students are going to match the words with the meanings. -Ask some concept checking questions if I find them struggling with any of the words. -Students check the answers of the other groups to find differences. -The teacher provide answer keys.

While-Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

-The teacher will ask they students to read the questions then let them listen and write details. -Students will listen once more if they need. -Students will check in pairs. -The teacher will provide answer keys.

While-/Listening #2 (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

-Give the students a chance to read the questions. -Listen and write true or false. -Listen and check. -Provide answer keys. -There might be an open discussion about confusing questions.

Post-Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-Students practice speaking using the given questions in pairs. -Would you like to do what any of these people are doing? Why/Why not? -Do you think they have made the right decisions or do you think they will regret it? -Are there any jobs that men/women are naturally better suited to, do you think? -In your country, is it common for people to leave stressful jobs in the city and start a new life in the country? What do you think of this idea? -Finally provide an open class feedback.

Flexi-Stage (5-7 minutes) • free practice "speaking"

-Students will practice speaking in pairs, asking their friend about their dream job and what will they do if they can't find this opportunity or they discovered that it isn't suitable for them.

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