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TP4 // Grammar: Job Search
Pre-Intermediate level


To introduce and practice Present Continuous and Present Simple


Abc Handout 1- Fill in the gap practice
Abc Article 1 + 2 from SB

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Present Continuous and Present Simple in the context of the Job Search and Unemployment

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice reading quickly
  • To provide speaking practice for fluency wiith the TL


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask the questions: 1- When is it difficult to get a job? 2- What can you do to increase your chances of employment? Give your own answrs, ellicit responses from students.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

GIST READING Have students read the text. (3 min) Ellicit repsonsese to the gist questions: (1 min) Why is Bonnie unemployed? Why is Harry unemployed? INTENSIVE READING Go over the PS + PC instances from th text. Ellicit answers from the students. Go over snwers on following slide.

Teach (12-14 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage. MPF of PS + PC

Teach Present Simple Go over gap fill examples. Teach Present Continuous Go over gap fill examples.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Open handout with class in Google Forms. Model the first excercise on screen share, no matter how much time it takes. Allow them 5 minutes to complete handout Push into BOR to compare answers and ask them to give reasons why they chose what they did.

Free practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Have students read the following questions for free practice. Answer them your self. 1- What does unemployment look like in your country? Does your country offer support? 2- Is it tough for older or younger people to get jobs? Push into BOR for 5 minutes to discuss.

Delayed Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • to provide feedback on mistakes made during the free speaking exercise

Correct any mistakes noted while monitoring Free Speaking exercises. Allow additional questions.

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