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Tell me about yourself lesson, interview advice
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students learn about some vocabulary related to the topic "job interviews" through the reading text titled "5 Tips to help you do well at the interviews". They will also practice talking about their own opinions based on the interview experiences they have had so far or they might experience in the future.


Abc Speak Out Page 14
Abc Speak Out Page 14
Abc Speak Out Page 14
Abc Speak Out Page 14
Abc The book handouts
Abc Pictures related to the vocabulary
Abc Speak Out Page 15
Abc Work board

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of types of interviews, interview advices in the context of job interview, police inquiry, answer briefly, dress smartly
  • To provide clarification of interview advice words

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about Tips for interviews in the context of interview stages, getting prepared and dressing appropriately, being punctual, shaking hands firmly along with making eye contact and speaking clearly.


Icebreaker (7-8 minutes) • To provide a catchy start with an interesting video related to the topic and let them speak about it.

-Show a video titled "World's Worst Interview-Job Interview Don'ts 101" and before the video explaint that they are going to watch a video about a job interview and after that, they will answer some questions about it. -Following the video, ask the students what happened, what kind of an interview it was, how the man behaved and if they think he is going to be accepted or not based on his attitudes.

Introduce context (3-5 minutes) • To introduce the students the topic "interviews" and make them learn types of interviews. To enable them speaking practice.

- Get Ss to look at the photos on pages 14 and 15 which will also be shown on the board through power point. - Ask the students what they see in the pictures, what the people are doing and where they are. -Also get Ss guess what type of interview they can see in the pictures, reflect the interview types on the board and get them speak about it.

Pre-teach vocabulary (2-3 minutes) • To enable students to learn the expression "real you" which they are going to use for the speaking activities

- In order to clarify the meaning of "real you", give some examples from the video they will have seen at the beginning of the lesson. -Ask students: What do you think is the "real you" ? Does the man in the video behave naturally or not? Do you think being real is to behave naturally or unnaturally? When you behave like "real you" how do you behave? Are your attitudes exaggerated or natural?

Speaking (9-10 minutes) • To get the students speak about types of interviews

-Put the Ss in groups of 3 and group them according to the adjectives "great,awesome and perfect". - Give hand-outs with the questions in ex.1b. -Get them to look at the questions and discuss in their groups. - While they are discussing monitor and assist with vocabulary as well as taking notes. -Nominate one person from each group to provide feedback on the task. -After the students' feedback, continue speaking with the most interesting question: "Do you think it is possible to show "the real you" in a short interview? Why/Why not?

Brainstorm (2-4 minutes) • To get the students speak about dos and donts of job interviews

-Write dos and donts in two columns on the board. -Explain the students what we should do in an interview will be under the title "dos" and what we should not do will be under "dos" -Make them pair and give 2 minutes to think about it with their partners. After the time finishes ask students what could be the dos and donts of the interviews.

Pre-teach vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • To teach vocabulary which is essential for the reading and speaking tasks

-Pre-teach "show enthusiasm", "answer briefly","shake hands firmly", "send references", "dress smartly", "speak clearly", "avoid eye contact" - Show the pictures of "show enthusiasm", "dress smartly", "send references" through power point and get the Ss guess the meaning of the words from the pictures - Use drama for the words "answer briefly", shake hands firmly", "speak clearly" and "avoid eye contact" to enable the Ss to clarify the meanings of them.

Pre-reading (9-10 minutes) • To enable the students to match the words they learned with the topics related to the reading task

- Get Ss back in 3s and this time change the students in each group. -Group them according to their birth dates. (Seasons) -Ask the Ss if any other suggestions they made are in the list 2a or not. -Ss discuss and match the topics with the expressions in exercise 2a. - Monitor and provide vocab support if needed using CCQs. -Ask that what else should/shouldn't they do in an interview.

Reading (9-10 minutes) • To enable the students to comprehend the main idea of the text and answer the questions related to it

-Give 5 mins to read the text on page 14. - After reading, put them back in groups to check their predictions in ex.2a. - Get them answer the questions in ex.3. O/C F/B -Speaking activity using target vocab.

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