To provide the students with gist, scan and detailed reading practice using two texts about job advertisement and cover letter.
To provide an opportunity for the students to develop their speaking skills.
To provide practice of functional language used for writing a cover letter.
Procedure (29-41 minutes)
Show the photo 'teaching dream job' and tell them this is you as a kid. Ask the ss '' What job could be my childhood dream job?'' according to the photo. Then ask the ss ''What was your dream job when you were a child and is it still the same?''
Pre-teach vocab: 'qualification' - 'candidate' - 'recruit' - 'covering letter' - 'convenience' - 'hands-on'. T elicits the words from the ss. Use ECDW!
The ss read the text 'Wanted: Paradise Island Caretaker' and answer the questions in the Ex. 8. Check in pairs. Then W/C F/B.
The ss read the covering letter and think about if that person is suitable for the job or not (why/why not). (Ex. 9a). Check in pairs. Then W/C F/B. T gives a formal-informal example first. Then the ss read the covering letter again and think about if the language of the covering letter is formal or informal. Then the ss underline the formal expressions in PAIRS (Ex. 9b). Check is pairs. Then W/C F/B.
T gives the cut-ups and do one as an example. The ss match the formal forms of the words/expressions with their informal equivalences (Ex.9c). The ss work in PAIRS. T gives the answer key. Check in pairs. Then W/C F/B
T puts the ss in the groups of 3-4. The ss choose one dream job and think about what they would write in their covering letter if they applied for their dream job. T monitors, takes notes and corrects errors on the board. Then W/C F/B