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Writing a CV
pre-intermediate level


Abc B/out rooms

Main Aims

  • To provide process and product writing practice of a CV in the context of Job hunting

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan and deduction in the context of applying for a job


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask the Ss: When was the last time that you applied for a job? How was your experience? The Ss will share their experiences in groups. Time management: Ask questions 1 min—group sharing 2mins.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T will show the Ss and ad of a job application. Then the Ss in groups will be shown a possible candidate's CV and infer by looking for specific information within the CV if they think the candidate qualifies for the job or not. Time management: - T gives instructions: 2 mins - Ss read CV, ad, and answer questionnaire: 4 mins. - T leads OCFB: 2mins.

Useful Language (8-9 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

The Ss will work individually and then in groups using a spreadsheet to figure out the meaning and appropriacy of the useful language for 3 minutes. Then they will compare their answers with their partners. Time management: T gives instructions: 1 min. Ss individual work: 3 mins. Peer check: 2 mins. OCFB: 2

Productive Task(s) (14-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Ss will now write their own CV or one for someone they know well. They can use the sample CV as a reference and the words from the previous exercise. After they finish, they will compare their CV with their peers and ask follow-up questions. As an alternative, there will be a CV template available for the to use: Time management: - T gives instructions: 1 min. - Ss write a CV: 10 mins. - Peer check: 2 mins - OCFB: 2 mins

Feedback and Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

The T will finish the class by sharing the good use of language he noticed during his observation of the productive task.

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