To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about unusual jobs.
To provide language clarification and speaking fluency practice.
Procedure (29-45 minutes)
Students will talk about the following questions related to the lesson's topic: What do you do? Do you like your job? Why? Why not? Teacher model: I work at a coffee bar. I like my job because I can drink good coffee and eat snacks. I can also play my own music and sometimes have a chat with customers.
The teacher will clarify MFP of the following words: Furniture (noun) - Equipment that is used to make a house, office or other space adequate for living or working, e.g. beds, chairs, tables or desks. Improvement (noun) - A thing that makes something better than it was before. Unbelievable (adjective) - Something so great or unusual as to be hard to believe.
Students will listen to an audio track and put the pictures in the order they're mentioned. A. Golf ball diver B. Fortune cookie writer C. Furniture tester Teacher conducts OCF. Answer key: C, B, A.
Students will listen to the audio track again and decide if the following statements are true or false. 1. Paul thinks testing furniture is an interesting job. 2. Furniture testers have to answer a lot of questions. 3. A company in NY makes 4.5 million fortune cookies a year. 4. Fortune cookies started in China in the 19th century. 5. Golf ball divers sell the golf balls they find. 6. In the UK, golfers lose about one million balls a year. Students check their answers in pairs and later the teacher conducts OCF. Answer key: 1. False, 2. True, 3. True, 4. False, 5. True, 6. False.
Students discuss the following questions in pairs or in small groups. 1. Think of three jobs you would like to do and three jobs you would hate to do. 2. Why would you like/hate doing these jobs? 3. Are there any jobs you would all like to do? Teacher conducts feedback on the task and delayed error correction.