Language skills for job seekers can be taught with a variety of activities including worksheets using pictures to illustrate context, and other engaging exercises such as brainstorming, questionnaires and simulated interviews that encourage students to use their critical thinking abilities.
This is a listening/speaking telephone dialogue activity. A job candidate telephones a company manager and asks about he requirements for a job position. It includes language and vocabulary commonly used during the job application process. Students listen and try to complete the conversation.
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This is an English language exercise introducing and exploring the language and vocabulary of careers and employment. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures.
A nice brainstorm exercise to start a class about job interviews.
A parts of speech exercise to help develop students’ language skills.
This is a listening/speaking lesson for practicing job interviews. Students try to complete the job interview speech bubbles with their own ideas and then listen to the audio and compare answers.
This is an English language exploring further the language and vocabulary of job interviews. Students try to match the vocabulary with the appropriate pictures. Then they write sentences using the expressions.
This is a jobs skills interview lesson involving a brainstorm exercise and interview creation and role play activities to help graduating English language students prepare and role play the process of applying for a job. Students brainstorm vocabulary and write their own questions before doing an interview.
This exercise introduces employment related adjectives. Students try to match the adjectives with the appropriate pictures.
This is a discussion lesson for talking about career paths. Students can interview classmates and try to decide what kind of career might meet their needs.
This is a speaking and writing lesson for practicing job interviews. Each student chooses a a partner and they role play a job interview. One student is the company interviewer and the other student is the applicant. Then they switch roles. The interviewer can take notes. Finally, they write a short report from their interviews notes.
This is exercise is a good way of introducing the vocabulary associated with work and careers to learners of the English language. Dictate the jobs vocabulary on Page 2 of the PDF and tell the students to find the appropriate picture and to write the job title on the picture. Dictate the words randomly. Alternatively, if the students are quite weak scramble the words on the whiteboard.
Students interview a classmate about their leadership potential and write their opinions at the bottom of the page.