Rodrigo Rodrigo

Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson Students will practice writing in the context of making a CV


Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of writing a basic CV in the context of preparing for a job fair.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of formal language in the context of writing a CV


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

Students will be shown a short video of a person about to go into a job interview and I will elicit from them the topic of the lesson. Remarking the importance of this topic for their own goals.

Exposure (5-5 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading.

Students will be shown a layout for a CV with some headlines in a box, they must order the information and in the process discover what each part must contain. After 3 minutes they will be given some information about each section. Instructions: You will be put into pairs. Go to the slides and match the titles with the information you read. ¿Do you need to write anything? No

Useful Language (7-7 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students will be reminded of the key aspects of writing in formal style: Every one of the points in the slides will need corrections. i,e. Don't use contractions, this corrections should be elicited from students. They will also be introduced to the following language: Statement Meaning: Is something said officially or a very strong opinion. Like a declaration or announcement. Form: Noun. Pronunciation: /ˈsteɪt.mənt/ Appropriacy: Formal Currently Meaning: In this moment. Form: Its an adverb. Pronunciation: /ˈkərəntlē/ Appropriacy: Formal Available imediately. Meaning: Without a job at the moment. Form. It is used at the end of a statement in a CV. Pronounciation: Appropriacy: Formal.

Productive Task(s) (20-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students will use Google Docs to write their own CVs. Instructions: You will work individually for this task. Go to google docs and find the page with your name on it. Make your own CV including all the points we have revised today it must contain from 75-100 words. Remember to use formal language. An example has been made for you. You will have 20 minutes. ICQs ¿Do you have to use contractions? No ¿How many parts will your CV have? 5 ¿If you need ideas, where can you look for inspiration? Notes or example.

Feedback and Error Correction (10-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Students will be shown how to count words in google docs. Then put in pairs to discuss their work. In order to know what to talk about, they will complete the checklist after their partners exercise. Once they are done, they will discuss each other's CV. And make coments on the appropriacy of language and the structure. After 5 minutes they will be returned for feedback and DEC.

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