Teaching Plan No.2b - Describing Jobs
Beginner 1 level
To provide specific information listening practice, and to present simple yes/no questions and short answers.
To give students practice in reading for detail, and to give students controlled speaking practice, by 'reading' a text about Lord Duncan's job while simultaneously 'listening' to a CD.
Procedure (48-63 minutes)
Show Ss the picture in the book of Lord Duncan being interviewed, and hand them the picture above the text also, but with the text hidden. Ask ICQs. Ask 'Who' the Ss think the people are, 'Where' are they? Who are they? etc. Tell the Ss that the person in the picture is Lord Duncan, and that he works for Duncan Enterprises (a company), and that he is talking to an interviewer about his job.
After showing the Ss a picture of Lord Duncan, try to elicit some of the vocabulary that will be in the text and 'listening' exercise and questions that may be challenging for them, such as easy/difficult, enterprise/company, 'game of golf', President, secretary, etc. and use further pictures to explain some of these words. Write these words on the WB, and get the Ss to 'drill' the words before they read the text, and listen to the CD of the interview with Lord Duncan.
Tell the Students they are now going to read the HO text of the interview with Lord Duncan below the picture, and listen to a CD at the same time Before they start, set the task. They need to read and listen to find out if Lord Duncan has a difficult job. Play the CD, and students are instructed to read at the same time. After they have listened to the CD, stop and field CCQs about the difficult job.
Ask the Students to read the text about the interview with Lord Duncan again, this time without listening to the CD, and then ask them to choose the correct answer from the questions in Exercise 3 (Straightforward Beginners Student Book). Do an example of Number 1 on the WB altogether first.
Ask Students to underline in the text any questions they find, e.g. Do you work every day ...? Elicit on to the WB examples of the questions. Based on Grammar Box page 47, (present simple questions and short answers) do a language focus stage on the WB, eliciting from Students the form of the questions and the short answers.
Get Students to complete Exercise 2, U5C, Straightforward Students' Book, page 47. Students are asked to unjumble the questions. If time permits, it would be useful to add extra questions here. Check answers. Listen to CD Track 1.83 - intonation in questions.
Get the Students to mingle and to ask each other and answer the unjumbled questions.