speaking lesson plan
To provide fluency speaking practice in a short conversations in the context of job interview
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about short conversations in the context of job interview
1- Greet your students. 2- In a minute, tell them about an interview you had, how you prepared for it and how it went. 3- Project these questions (or ask them orally): -Have you ever been interviewed for a job or anything else? -How did you prepare for it? -How did it go? 4- Ask them to discuss the questions in pairs. Monitor unobtrusively 5- Content feedback – ask who had the easiest/most difficult interview.
1- Set the listening task – You’re going to listen to a job interview between Pia Marcotti (the interviewee) and John (the interviewer). Do you think John will accept Pia? 2- Ask this ICQ: -Do you need to understand every word to find out? (Ss should say: No) -Will you ignore any difficult words to get the main idea? (Ss should say: Yes) 3- Play the audio track, then let them check in pairs. Open class feedback. 4- Clarify the difficult words related to answering the questions. (HO#1: Matching task: speak well of, catering, leaflet, repetitive) 5- Display the second listening task on the screen (or chest HO#2); tell ss they’re going to listen again to answer the displayed/chested wh-questions. 6- Give ss a few seconds to read the questions then play the track. Monitor from a distance. 7- Let ss check in pairs then project the answer key and ask them to check their answers.
1- Establish the meaning with ss. Ask them to look at the questions in HO#2, then ask these CCQs: -Is Pia still working at the footwear company? -No -What do interviewers mostly ask about in interviews? -Details of past experiences -Qualifications -Is it past, present or future? -Pat simple to express experiences – Present simple to express facts 2- Model and drill some questions and highlight intonation on the board. 3- Touch on the question forms for present and past simple tenses. Highlight the form on the board 4- Clarify these words: qualifications – bachelor – recruitment agency
1- Ask ss to draw a T-chart – show them one. 2- In the left column, imagine that you are an HR manager at a recruitment agency and think of 5 generic questions youare going to ask in the next interview. (encourage them to look at HO#2 for ideas) 3- In the right column, think of your dream job and imagine you are going to an important interview. Try to prepare some answers for the interview questions.
1- Tell ss they are going to interview each other. 2- Divide the class into A and B. 3- Student A will be the HR manager, while student B will be the interviewee. 4- B will introduce himself/herself saying their names and the job they are applying for. 5- Assign 5 minutes for the first round of the interview. Monitor unobtrusively and collect errors. 6- Stop the activity and ask ss to swap roles, B will be the HR manager while A will be the interviewee. 7- Assign 5 minutes for the second round of the interview. Monitor unobtrusively and collect errors. 8- Stop the activity and ask the whole class this question ‘who was accepted today?’. Listen to their answers for a minute. 9- Write two good examples of their language on the board; praise them. 10- Write 2 or 3 (maybe more if time allows) faulty sentences on the board. Elicit and correct their errors.