Entry 3 level
Students will plan and write a personal statement for a job application
Students will revise use of relative clauses.
Students will improve their ability to plan and draft effectively
Students will identify key themes in a personal statement and become more familiar with structure
Procedure (61-74 minutes)
Write up supporting statement and elicit any prior knowledge or experience. If they're not aware, elicit possibilities before explaining.
Before reading the statement, discuss in groups what information they think a personal statement should include. Quick read to check. Read text again and write headings for each paragraph.
Verb tenses - ask learners to identify parts of the text that talk about experience. Discuss which tenses are used and why, then write some sentences about their own experience.
Using relative clauses - give an example of a defining relative clause and ask when it is likely to be used. Draw attention to relative clauses in text and highlight difference (non-essential information). Complete tasks
Discuss planning and why it's important. In pairs, discuss the example plan. Students make their own plans. Use writing frame to assist with first draft.