Amanda Amanda

TP 8 Writing
Upper Intermediate level


Writing lesson based on introduction for job application.


Abc Google Form
Abc Wordwall Task/Exercise
Abc Jamboard Slides

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, Ss will have exposure to and practice incorporation of vocabulary and grammar structures related to jobs/employment in a written task

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ss will learn specific vocabulary related to their individual profession or occupational interests
  • Ss will have a basic template of introduction, written in English, that they can use in the future if they apply for employment or university studies


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

JB #1 as setting up with teaching meme. JB#2 brainstorm activity in which students name as many professions as they can think of in English.

Clarification (5-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

JB #3 - Job posting Teacher Amanda, LLC is hiring! We are looking for exceptional ESL students to join our team. We offer a complete benefits package and competitive salary. Independent contractors are welcome to apply. If interested, please send your résumé and a brief letter of introduction that outlines the following: - current occupation - educational background - any other qualifications - brief description of what you do and what you like about it Please send application materials to the e-mail below by Oct. 15 for full consideration. Ss are given WordWall task of matching definitions to the specific vocabulary: hourly employee, independent contractor, salaried employee, benefits package, resume, educational background, and qualifications.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

JB #4 Ss are shown a sample response to the job posting that completes the application task: I am an English teacher. I work for a local college and teach English composition, which is teaching first-year college students how to conduct research and write college-level essays for their classes. I have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, and I specialized in early religious art and literature for my Ph.D. I have years of advanced training at the university level and have taught in higher education for a decade. When I am not teaching, I love to cook traditional recipes. Most are from Europe, particularly Italy, but I will make anything that is unique and delicious. I also love to travel. I have been to most major places in the United States, but I want to explore Europe more as well. Eventually, I want to live in Italy and teach English. What I like most about cooking and travel is that I get to meet and learn about other people when I do both. This is what I love best about teaching, too. I meet incredible and interesting people all the time. And the bonus is, I can help them to learn new and exciting things. I help them as they work toward their personal goals in learning skills in English. It allows them to go into the world, like I love to do, and have wonderful adventures, just like I have. I don’t feel that I do anything special. I simply show people the way to discovering the amazing person they already are. That’s why I love teaching and would do it even if I weren’t being paid! (But don’t tell my boss I said that.)

Free Practice #1 (15-16 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Ss are tasked with writing their own response given these instructions: Write Your Own Introduction! Write 2-3 sentences about yourself for each of the topics below. Use the model below to guide you and give you ideas. The topics it addresses are in colors that match which topic it addresses. *Use a dictionary if you need it to learn words specific to your profession/interest! 1. Current occupation (can include "student" Or write what you WANT to do - your dream job). 2. Educational background (can include high school and any certifications or training outside of university studies). 3. Any other qualifications or experience you have. You can include unrelated skills or experience, such as playing sports, hobbies and interests, etc. 4. A brief description of what you like about what you do in your job (OR in the job you WANT to do). *For this section, write as much as you like.

Free Practice #2 (12-13 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice reading comprehension and for DEC

The model paragraph is provided and color-coded to match the four topics outlined above. Ss complete their own paragraphs. Peer FB: Ss are assigned to read another student's work and answer the following four questions: 1. What is your peer's occupation? 2. Did they include their educational background? 3. Name one of your peer's other qualifications. 4. In one sentence, why does your peer want the job or like what they do? OCFB - Asking students at random their answers to the above. DEC as well.

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