To provide clarification and practice of language used for ambitions and achievements in the context of interviewing for a job
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of a job interview
Procedure (41-46 minutes)
Open the Google Slides Presentation and show SLIDE 1 pictures. Split into groups and have them answer the questions with the pictures. (2 minutes) What kind of business is it? What are the people doing in the picture? Regroup for OCFB
Slide 2 have students read individually and answer the questions. (3 minutes) What kind of business is this? What picture is the text describing? Split into groups and have students discuss their answers. (3 minutes) Regroup for OCFB Underline 'ambition' and 'achievement' as the base of the lesson. Show slide 3 with the target exponents.
MEANING: Slides 4, 5, and 6. Split into groups and have students complete the tasks on the slide indicating whether each expression is for an ambition or achievement. (4 minutes). Do #3 as an example. APPROPRIACY: Slide 7 compare sentences 3 and 4. The longer sentence is more formal. Also, compare the words 'like' and 'love' with regards to both strength and formality. PRONUNCIATION: Illicit a response from students about the stress in the words 'ambition' and 'achievement'. Capitalize the stressed portion of the words. Drill the words and listen for proper stress and proper 'sh-' and 'ch-' sounds. If they have a problem differentiating the two sounds, demonstrate that the 'ch-' uses vocal cords, but the 'sh-' doesn't. Explain the linking in the verb 'to do'. It blends together in a sentence to sound like 't'do'. Illicit from students the waving intonation of the last 3 expressions. Draw lines on the slide. FORM: Expressions 1 and 2 use an infinitive verb after the expression. Illicit this from the students and write it on the slide. Have them give other examples that could be used. Expressions 3 and 4 underlined words describe either a person, place, or thing, and must be accompanied by the matching infinitive 'to meet', 'to go', or 'to do'. Illicit this from the students and have them provide other examples. Expressions 5 and 6 discuss things in the past. Just ensure students recognize that a past form of a verb must be used after the expression.
Provide link for the Google Form Students complete and submit on their own. (3 minutes) Break into groups and discuss answers. (2 minutes) Regroup for OCFB
Slide 8. Students work with a partner and role play a job interview. Each student will choose a company that his or her partner must interview for a job. Encourage students to use the exponents. They will play the role for 2 minutes before switching roles. After 4 minutes switch partners for the same task. Regroup for OCFB and DEC.