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TP // Grammar: Job Search II
Pre-Intermediate level


To introduce and practice Present Continuous and Present Simple


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

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.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

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.

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Inrtoduce Present Simple + Example Slide Inrtoduce Present Continuous + Example Slide

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Go over and do gap fill excercise as a group on next two slides, using the text we read earlier. Ask if there are any questions about why something has been used ini each instance.

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

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.

Dealyed Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • ro provide feedback on mistakes made during the free speaking excercise

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

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