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Courtesy of

EVA HOMOLOVA

ESL/EFL Teacher Trainer

homolova@fhv.umb.sk

 

Teaching Writing with Authentic Materials (Part 4 of 5)

ESL lesson using job advertisements (14-18 years)

 

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Create anti-job advertisement:

 

 Language and skills

vocabulary, creative writing

 

 

 Level

pre-intermediate / advanced

 

 

 Time

12 minutes

 

 

 Materials

none

 

 

 Preparation

none

 

Procedure:  Group work. Learners have to write and “artistically“express comic anti - advert that is a text with opposite meaning as found in standard adverts. Learners focus on opposite skills and requirements such as: unable, irresponsible, slow, incapable, without any language skills, etc.

 

Learners have to make up the company’s name, logo, its history and write a text of job advert in a standard format. Later they present their company and advert to the class.

 

 

Find a job and get it:

 

 Language and skills

guided writing

 

 

 Level

intermediate / advanced

 

 

 Time

20 minutes 

 

 

 Materials

5-6 adverts

 

 

 Preparation

a structure of an application letter

 

Procedure: Individual work. Learners skim several adverts and find a job they like. Teacher should provide adverts corresponding to their study program. Every learner chooses one job, study details of its requirements and writes an application for the job. They pass it to their neighbor for checking.

 

 

Search for top jobs:

 

 Language and skills

writing, reading comprehension, working with information

 

 

 Level

pre-intermediate / advanced

 

 

 Time

a month or more 

 

 

 Materials

local daily press

 

 

 Preparation

none

 

Procedure:  Project work. Over a certain period of time e.g. a month, learners skim several local newspapers, paying a special attention to job advertisements. They categorize positions advertised, languages and skills required and present their findings in the form of charts, diagrams etc. They prepare a presentation in which they present the results in spoken and written form and afterwards the teacher organizes a display of projects.

 

 

 

Click here to return to Introduction or go to the 4 other lessons:

 

1. Warm Up

2. Teaching Reading

3. Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar

5. Teaching Communication

 

 

Copyright 2004 Eva Homolova

 

 

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