Stephen Davis Stephen Davis

Jobs Lessons
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students are asked to consider what they like and dislike about their jobs and, perhaps, other jobs with which they may be familiar or unfamiliar.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for To practice clining for words of affection
  • To provide an opportunity for students discuss their likes and dislikes as they relate to professions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide an environment where students feel supported and encouraged to speak
  • To provide clarification of language used for Introducing Sports in the context of jobs


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Speaking about jobs for 2 minutes. Teacher should prepare images and concepts within an anecdotal form to prepare students for the first set of questions to come. 
"nice to see you many of you again. If We didn't meet last time, welcome to the class. I'm Stephen and this is a lesson about jobs. I'm a teacher and I love my job. But today I want to tell you about my friend Emily and her job...." 
Teacher will then introduce some ideas that will be explored in breakout rooms later. Several vocabulary items will be explored including Salary, Benefits, Perks, Risks, and Skill set.

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

Students will listen to a short audio text while filling the blanks with words verbatim.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Students will be asked to participate in a Google forms-based exercise where they practice putting words into orders of extremes related to levels of affection.

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Students are provided several examples of jobs and asked questions about them related to the previously provided vocabulary : salary, benefits, perks, risks, skills. These jobs have been selected since students have proven themselves reluctant to speak about their own personal lives and jobs.

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Relevant Feedback is provided based on previous student production.

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