A2 (elementary) level
To provide Ss with practise in listening for specific information and detail in a quiz show in the context of people’s jobs
To review and practice the lexical set of jobs
Procedure (41-55 minutes)
Find some job/work-related pictures to introduce the topic and elicit vocab from the context.
Ss complete the letter ordering activity (ex1a). Tell Ss the first letter of the anagram has been used. Peer-check. Feedback Use topic related vocab in a personalised way (ex1c). Elicit and drill the question: “What do you do?” Help Ss to understand the weak pronunciation of ‘do’ as an auxiliary verb and the strong form of ‘do’ as a main verb. Practise this question in a chain drill around the class. (Ss ask and answer each other the question round the room.)
Tell Ss they're going to listen to a game show called His job, her job (write the title caption on the board) where there are 3 contestants. 3 contestants (David, Kate, Lorna) ask questions to Wayne for 2 min and have to guess his job and his wife Tanya's job. Introduce the idea of the game show that is presented in the listening, maybe with some pictures to help set the context (game show host and a male and female contestant).
T gives out H/O with questions of ex 2a. T goes through them and elicits/teaches any new words, e.g. outside/inside, at night, long hours, qualifications etc. T tells Ss that they must focus only on which questions the contestants ask Wayne about his job. Tell Ss that they should write a W (for Wayne) next to the questions the contestants asked him. T gives out the entire script of 2 10. Play audio 2 10 once the whole way through. Play the audio again, if necessary. Ss write W next to the questions. Peer-check. Feedback. Repeat the same procedure for audio 2 11. This time Ss focus on questions asked to Wayne about his wife Tanya. Ss write T (for Tanya) next to the questions they hear.
T tells Ss that now they have to focus on what Wayne answers. Elicit that he can only answer yes (tick), no (X) , or it depends (D). Explain/elicit the meaning of it depends. and drill pronunciation. T plays the audio 10 and SS do the task ex 2b. Peer-check. Feedback. Repeat the procedure for audio 11.
T tells Ss to think focus on the questions and answers. T gives them one min to guess Wayne's and Tanya's job. Get feedback. T plays the end of the show (2 12) . T pauses after they ask Are you a footballer? and asks Ss what they think, before letting them hear his job. The continues the audio unit Is that right, Wayne? and asks what they think, before letting them hear Tanya's job. T ssk Ss with a show of hands who had guessed correctly each job.
If time - Ss use the prompts from the listening to talk about their own jobs in pairs.