In this unit, students learn to talk about jobs.
What do you do? I'm a reporter
What does he do.' He's a student.
What do you want to be? I want to be an actor .
What does she want to be? She wants to be a police officer
names of jobs and professions
Brainstorm with students a list of jobs that friends or relatives do. ("Brainstorming" is an activity in which you set a topic and students say whatever words they can think of relating to that topic.) Write the word jobs on the board and list all the jobs students mention.
Point to the jobs one by one and ask students to say what ever they can about these jobs. Accept single word answers or simple sentences such as, It's fun. It's a good job.
la This activity introduces the key vocabulary.
Focus attention on the art. Ask students to tell what they see in each scene. Ask students to name as many of the jobs shown as they can. Then point to a scene, name the job, and ask students to repeat.
Point to the numbered list of words. Say each one and ask students to repeat.
Then ask students to match each word wllfa one of the scenes. Say, Write the letter of each scene next to one of the ivords. Point to the sample answer.
1 b This activity gives students practice in understanding the target language in spoken conversation.
Point to the different people shown in the picture.Ask various students to tell what they do as you point to each one,
Say, Now you will hear three conversations. The conversations are about three of the people in this picture.
Play the recording the first time. Students only listen.
Play the recording a second time. This time ask students to write a number 1 next to the person being talked about in conversation 1. Have students put a 2 and 3 next to the people being talked about in conversations 2 and 3.
Correct the answers.
1 c This activity provides guided oral practice using the target language-
Ask a student to read the example conversation with you. Hold up the book and point to the doctor in the picture.
Say, Now work with your partner. Make your own conversations about the picture. You can use sentences like the ones in activity 1b.
Say a dialogue with a student. Point to a picture of one of the people. Guide the student to answer using one of the words in activity 1a.
As students work in pairs, move around the room monitoring their work. Oner language or pronunciation support as needed.
2a This activity gives students practice in understanding the target language in spoken conversation.
Ask students to look at the three pictures. Ask different students to tell you what they sec in each picture. What are the people doing? What jobs do they have?
Play the recording the first time. Students only listen.Say, You will hear conversations about the people in these pictures.
Play the recording a second time. Say, Write the number of each conversation below the picture of the person being talked about.
Correct the answers.
2b This activity gives students practice in understanding the target language in spoken conversation.
Point to the three headings in the chart and read the headings to the class. Ask students, What does "wants to be" mean? (It is not the Job the person lias now. It is the job the person wants in the future.)
Play the recording the first time. Students only listen.Say, You wiU hear about the people in these pictures. You will hear the job they haw now and the job they want in the future.
Play the recording a second time. This time ask students to fill in the blanks with the jobs the people have now and the ones they want in the future. Point out the sample
2c This activity provides guided oral practice using the target language.
Point out the pictures in activity 2a. Ask who each person is. (They are Susan's brother. Anna's mother, and Tony's father.)
Say, Now work with your partner. Ask and answer questions about the pictures. Ask, "What does he or she do?" Then ask, "What does he or she want to be?"
Say a dialogue with a student. Point to Anna's mother and then to the example in the speech balloons. Practice the dialogue with a student.
As students work In pairs, move around the room monitoring their work. Offer language support as needed.
3a This activity introduces the names for the places where people work, and gives reading practice using the target language.
Call attention to the pictures. Ask students to read the name for each place. As they name each place, write the word on the board and-ask the class to repeat it.
Point out the list of jobs with the numbers next to each. Then call attention to the people in the pictures and the speech bubbles. Point out the sample answer and have a student read out the speech bubble.
Ask students to work alone. Say, Write the number of each job in the square next to each workplace.
Check the answers.
3b This activity provides guided oral practice using the target language.
Point out the pictures in activity 3a. Ask students to name the workplace shown In each picture.
Then point out the conversation in the speech bubbles. Ask two students to read It to the class.
Say, Wow work with a partner. First practice the conversation in the picture. Then make new conversations. Use jobs and places from activity 3a.
Say a dialogue with a student. Point to the word waiter in activity 3a and then to the picture of the restaurant. Ask a student. Where does he work? Guide the student to answer using the correct place: He works in a restaurant.Then ask. What does he do? and guide the student to answer, He's a waiter.
As students work in pairs, move around the room monitoring their work. Offer language support as needed.
4 This activity provides listening and speaking practice using the target language.
Call attention to the pictures in the book showing how to play the game. Say, You will draw a picture of someone working. Other students will ask questions about the kind of job you are drawing. After two questions someone can try to guess the job.
Demonstrate by drawing a picture on the board of a stick figure reporter. Add details (microphone, notebook,etc.) until students guess what job it is.
Ask a student to go to the board. Say, Draw a picture of a person working. If necessary, help the student add details that show the job the person is doing. He or she can add a bank interior to show that the person is a bank clerk. A student could also use an eye chart on the wall to show that the place is a doctor's office and the person is a doctor.
Ask two different students to ask questions about the Job, and then ask a third student to guess what job it is.
Play the game using drawings by several different students.
Alternative: If you do not want students to move from their seats, then you can ask them to do this activity sitting down in groups of four. They will need pieces of paper on which to draw their pictures. They will also need pencils.