Victoria Auger Victoria Auger

TP1 LP_Victoria Auger
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice reading skills, both for gist and detail, in the context of future jobs. The lesson starts with a discussion about ideal jobs. This is followed by reading for gist with prediction questions using a text about future jobs. Then students will read for detail using questions via Google Forms. Finally, there will be a discussion reflecting on the text, using both pair work and open class feedback, with teacher feedback and delayed error correction also being provided.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed practice in the context of future jobs.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification in the context of future jobs.


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

I will ask my students to discuss the following three questions. 1. What would be your ideal job? 2. Do you know someone who has a great job? 3. Who/what do they do? I will ask students to discuss these questions in a whole class context.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I will present the students 3 challenging words from the text and cover the meaning, form and pronunciation of the words. MEANING 1. Experts are PREDICTING big changes. (CCQ - Do the experts think there will be big changes? Answer: Yes) 2. (job vs) Career (CCQ - is a career a short-term goal? Answer: No) 3. A carer FORM I will elicit form from the students. PRONUNCIATION 1. I will model words, indicating stress. 2. I will ask students to identify numbers of syllables and stress. (especially with career vs carer) 3. I will ask my students to repeat the words using choral and individual drilling.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

I will ask students to read the text quickly (3 minutes) and answer the following questions: 1. Which jobs might disappear in the future? 2. Which jobs will there be more of in the future? This will be individual work followed by open class feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

I will ask students to re-read the text carefully (for 5 minutes) and answer the detail questions on Google Forms - link below: This task will be done individually. Then I will put the students in breakout rooms for 5 minutes so they can discuss their answers in pairs. This will be followed by OCFB. I will ask students to justify their answers.

Post-Reading/Listening (12-13 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

I will ask students to discuss these questions in breakout rooms in pairs to reflect on this topic: Do you think these things will happen in your lifetime? Why or why not? - 3D printers will make parts of buildings or whole buildings. - People won’t print photos anymore. - There won’t be many shops. - There won’t be any huge offices. People will generally work at home. - Companies will pay the bosses less and other staff more. - A normal working week will have four days, not five. I will then conduct OCFB on the task and provide delayed error correction on some errors I heard whilst listening to them speak to each other in the BORs.

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