Habib Habib

LP -3 lesson plan (Employment/ vocabulary lesson)
pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about the employment and vocabulary related to it based on various activities and games. This lesson starts with setting of the context of jobs followed by activities of pronunciation, drilling and syllable stress. This lesson contains some activities of vocab-definition match, pair work, group work and board race.


Abc Definition-Word Match
Abc job-picture Match
Abc job vocab activity

Main Aims

  • Vocabulary of Employments

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students freer speaking practice


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

I am going to set the context of jobs through showing them some pictures, and sticking them on the WB, to elicit the word 'employment'.

Brainstorming jobs (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through the WB

1. I am going to write on the WB the word 'employment' in a mind map way making lines around it. 2. Then I am going to ask the students to tell me the jobs they know and I will write them. 3. I am going to read each word, they will repeat with me.

Word-Picture Match (HO.1) (2-4 minutes) • To practice matching the words to the pictures

1. I am going to put the students in pairs to match the jobs to the pictures. 2. Then I am going to get the WC feedback from the students and write the numbers 1-10 and check the answers together as a semi-controlled practice. I will consider how I will record these words on the WB. 3. I am going to help them with pronunciation, drilling, eliciting and marking stress with writing each word next to the number.

Text book activity (HO.2) (8-10 minutes) • To get some ideas of positive points of jobs and discuss them in pairs

I am going to distribute the sheets to the students and ask them to tick the phrases they know.

Vocab-definition match (HO.3) (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and engage students in a more meaningful practice

1. I am going to divide the class into three groups. 2. I am going to give each group scrapes of definitions of the word list on the wall. 3. I will ask them to find the definition of the each words, and one of the students should take the definition and go to the wall and stick it next to the correct word. This student returns back, another student picks another definition piece of paper and stick it next to another word, the game continues until they all find the definitions of the words. 4. Then the WC will check the answers, if any answer was not correct, they should tell us. 5. Next, I will read each word, focusing on the stress and correct pronunciation, i will choose randomly a student to read the definition.

Speaking activity (HO.1) (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free speaking practice

1. I am going to ask the students to choose three things from the job positive points exercise (HO.1) that are important to them, and three things which are not important to them. 2. Then I am going to put them in pairs, and will ask them to compare their idea and discuss their reasons the ideas they chose. 3. Then I will ask each pairs how many of the things they chose are the same with their partners.

IF Time game (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice and review of the vocabulary taken today

1. I will ask each student to mention a job that we studied today, if jobs finished, they can choose any word related to the employment. Then the second student should mention the word of his/her fellow student and a new word for him/herself. The game continues until all of the vocabulary finishes. Anyone who couldn't remember the chain of the words, he/she will be out of the game.

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