Cover leter for a job advertisement
By the end of the lesson, students will be better able to write a cover letter for a job application in the context of a job advertisement.
Students will have been introduced to some vocabulary in the context of a job advertisement.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
- Show the students some photos on the projector / internet. - Ask the students, what's their dream job. Why? - Ask them to discuss with a partner (Work in pairs) for 2 minutes. - Get the answers from the whole class in an O/C feedback for 2-3 minutes.
- Using the MPF to clarify the meaning, pronunciation, and form of the vocabulary of "Employment agency, Vacancies, Qualified (for a job)". - Using the Elicitation trying to get the students to get the meaning, then try to pronunciate the words and ask them to repeat after me. - Ask CCQs to make sure that the students understood the meaning. - Write the words one by one on the Whiteboard. - Explain any syllable and the stress.
- Ask the students to read the cover letter P56 and put it in the correct order. - Hold up the Task to the students or present it on the projector. - Ask them to start first by matching the provided addresses & date with the right order in the cover letter (ex. !). - Ask the students to read the cover letter and arrange it in the right order - Ask the students to work individually for 3 minutes. - Ask the students to check their understanding by asking them CCQs. * So, where are we putting our answers? * Are we writing the whole sentences or just the letters? - Give the students the HO. - Give the students the HO (Answer Key HO) for the answers to save answer time checking.
- Set this task for 10 minutes. - Students will work individually. - Ask the students to use the completed cover letter previously used in Task 2 as a reference to write this Task. - Ask the students to choose a Job from the Ad and write a cover letter to apply for that job and include it with their application for the job. - Students will use the double face to stick their cover letters to the walls. - Ask the students to read each cover letter on the walls to decide who wrote the best cover letter and who should be getting the job
- Provide any content and linguistic feedback from the speaking in the writing task. - Provide any feedback from reading the cover letters of the students on the walls.