Marieke Marieke

Job roles, writing a CV
Elementary level


In this lesson, we follow up the previous lesson with an exercise to describe job responsibilities and rules of a job. Then we discuss how to write a CV and get some practice working on our own CVs.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of language used for applying for a job

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice and feedback on writing a CV


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

What jobs have you done before? How many different jobs have you had? Which jobs did you like the best? For example, my first job was in a cafe. Then I was a student, and I worked in an office. I also worked as a gardener and at a nursery looking after plants. I also worked as a teacher at a university.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of the task and highlight useful words and phrases

Jobs discussion. What are some jobs here in Scotland? Make a list. Pick one as an example. Talk about what the job involves. What are the main responsibilities? What are the rules of the job? Discuss what you have to do or must do, what you don't have to do, what you can and can't do. Do activities from lesson plan on ESOL Nexus on job roles. Matching jobs with descriptions and looking at phrases. ACTIVITY - job roles

Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Work by yourself for a few minutes. What job would you like to have, and why? Tell us what you have to do in the job. What are the rules of the job? What can you do, or can't do? WRITE

Feedback (6-8 minutes) • To allow feedback on previous task

Tell us about your job. Ask students to correct each other's errors. Ask questions if anything seems missing or unclear.

Report (10-12 minutes) • To allow students to report on how they did the task and how it went

CV - discuss the parts of a CV and the purpose of each section ACTIVITY - CV-writing pages 1 & 2

Working independently (6-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

CV activity - look at the sample CV and use the blank CV to start writing your own. Ask questions if you need help.

Language Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Homework - work on your CV and write a job description of a job you would like to do.

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