Abdussalam Abdussalam

Nightmare Jobs
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be discussing and reading about nightmare jobs.


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Main Aims

  • The main aim of the lesson is to practice reading.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give students speaking practice while they are being prepared for the reading task and review the lexis related to jobs.


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

In the lead in activities, students will have a speaking practice about nightmare jobs. The teacher shows pictures about jobs asking students what they think about these jobs. What's good and what's bad about each job. Next students will have cards on each one there is either a job or a description of it. They have to match them in a whole class activity.

Providing clues to the meaning of the target reading text (7-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to what they are going to read

Linking the leading in activities to exercise 1. students will work in small groups and discuss the the sort of bad experience in jobs like actor, au pair, factory worker, hair dresser, telesales person, and vet. They are required to write some of their ideas on the WB. After giving their opinions about these jobs, students will be curious to know if they gave the right answers and ready to look for answers/ details in the text.

While-Reading (8-10 minutes) • Facilitating the reading task

The teacher explains the title "nightmare jobs" providing for a picture for the word nightmare linking it with the previously explained jobs. Students read the article to see how closely it matches their own ideas. They are given a plenty of time to do the task. The teacher monitors the students to make sure they are doing well and answers any questions students may have on difficult vocabulary.

Post-Reading Stage (9-10 minutes) • To check students' understanding of the text.

Students work in pairs and answer the true false questions about the text. Then they share their answers with the whole class. Sts read the article again and find the words to complete the sentences in ex.3. The teacher explains that the sentences are not from the text itself. They have to find words from the the article to fit the context of the sentences. Sts check answers with the class reading allowed their completed sentences.

Feed Back Session (6-8 minutes) • To get students relate to the topic and personalize

Sts do the speaking exercise (4). In a feedback session with the whole class, Sts are encouraged to provide as much detail as possible. After that, the teacher elicits answers and see how much agreement there is in the class about what the worst job in the world would be.

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