Careers Past Simple
Pre Intermediate level
To practise listening skills in the context of careers
to learn lexis related to the content
Practise the past simple tense
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
I will start by writing the words "job" and "career" on the W/B. Then I will put up a sketch of "John" and underneath write " His Career Success". I will ask Ss Qs to elicit their understanding of the concepts and promote prediction ideas. Groups will then be provided with a set of cards about John's life and asked to place them in date order. I will next put up a time-line on the W/B and ask Ss to stick the cards in the appropriate order on that time-line. Once checked for accuracy, I will highight the past simple structure by asking a few questios that require SS to answer about John's past in that tense.
I will ask Ss questions which focus on the relevance of time when discussing a job and a career. CCQs - Can you do a job in one day? Can you do a career in one day?....Then, I will move onto "success". CCQs - Is it good or bad/doing well or badly? Is everyone successful in their work life? Was"John" successful? Why/How? Students refer to the W/B. What 5 things did he do/have to be successful? Focus words for concept check and drilling for pronunciation: Education= business school Knowledge=research Passion=fantastic, loved it, wanted it Contacts=friends, talk to people Stamina = try again/problems
I will advise Ss that they will be listening to an audio. I will tell them that there are two people in dialogue. One asking Qs and the other a person called Adam who is answering those Qs - Interview. Ask students to work in a Group/groups and write down things that were important for his success. WC Feedback. Hand out True/False W/S and ask students to work again in a group/s and complete. ********Advise 5 MINS....ICQ...... WC Feedback.
Provide each student with a Gap-Fill W/S. Tell students that they will listen to the audio again and to try to complete the W/S on their own. Post-listening, students can discuss their answers with peers in a group/pair setting (dependent on class size). Tell Ss they have a 5 MINS limit for the peer sharing. ***********NOTE - Ss may need to listen to the audio again to complete above task. Play agian if required. Then WC Feedback
Show Ss an example Character Role Play Card. Character name, One Job/Career ( Job, Date - failure) Another Job/Career (Job, Dates - success) Choose a random student and model a short and simple interview dialogue -ie. What is your name? What was your first job? When did you start that job? Was it successful? Why did you start your (acting/ engineering/ medical / modelling etc) career? Example answers: I wanted to help people. I wanted to be famous. I wanted to make a lot of money. I wanted to meet different people. *********Monitor, listen for correct language/errors and use of interactive phraseology - Really? That's fantastic! and encourage creative input. **********If students do not feel confident to start, then above list of example Qs and As can be written on W/B. Latter strategy not preferable as this is opportunity to check production. ******if time permits, error correction work with the WC