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Teacher Practice 4
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson the students will practice the receptive skill; reading. The topic of the lesson is jobs and work. I will set the context with a discussion on strange jobs. Next I will teach vocabulary related to the reading text. The students will then read for the gist and answer questions in pairs. Then the students will read again for specific details. At the end of the lesson the students will do a role play activity in which they are at a job interview. The class will brainstorm ideas before they are required to speak. I will do delayed error correction at the end of the acitivity. If I have time left, I will ask the students to switch groups or roles and do the speaking exercise again.


Abc Global, Pre-intermediate HOs
Abc Lead-in flashcards

Main Aims

  • To practice reading for the gist and reading for specific details.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To use the productive skill speaking using the vocabulary acquired through the reading text.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students with the context of work and various jobs.

I will begin by hanging on the board names of strange jobs from around the world. I will not give any information because I want the students to discuss and guess in groups of 3 or maybe 4 depending on the number of students, what they think these jobs might be. Then I will get FB and ask which one they would like to do.

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Next I will elicit the words "journalist", "fast food", and "security guard". I will give a list of jobs and ask the students to discuss which job they would do and which one they wouldn't. Then I will elicit the answers from their partners. I will then give the next vocabulary exercise and check the understanding for the difference between "hiring" and "employ" and "salary" and wages". Here, the students will complete ex.1 in the vocabulary section. Before the reading I will elicit "alias," "landline", "pick up", "shift" with CCQs.

While-Reading (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging reading for gist tasks

I will ask the students to look at the pictures and try to elicit what the text may be about. Then, I will ask the students to read the introduction individually and then answer the questions on page 54, reading and speaking ex 1 in pairs. WCFB

While-Reading (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

The students will read the text carefully and answer the questions on page 54, ex 2. The students will peer check the answers then I will ask these questions for some verbal feedback. "Who is Katie Jones?", "Is her salary good?" "Why does Rajeshwari need to dress smartly?", "Does she like it when an Indian person picks up the phone?" "Do you think she regrets taking the job?"

Post-Reading (12-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to respond to the context and expand on what the students have learned

At the end of the lesson, the students will have the chance to practice speaking and using the vocabulary they've learnt. The final stages of the lesson will begin with a brainstorming exercise. I will set the scene by explaining to the students that they are going to a job interview for a call centre. They will try and sell internet over the phone. I will then put them into groups and ask them to discuss the kinds of questions that the employer/boss might ask. Then I will ask them to think about what the interviewee might ask the employer. Then, the students will role play. One of them will be the boss and the other will be trying to get a job.

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