Worksheet made in collaboration with Jane Wescombe :)
Topics: Business English - changing careers, situations that make people change careers, reasons for changing careers, The effects of COVID on the world of work.
Level: B2 and above
Skills: Listening, speaking , reading, writing
Link to listening: How Covid killed my career
The listening is over 5 minutes long, but the lesson plan only covers the first 2 minutes. There is plenty of material to choose from for classes of 1 to 2 hours.
To expose students to authentic speech.
To encourage students to infer meaning of lexical items through context.
To speculate about a person's career (critical thinking).
To discuss factors that can influence people's careers.
To make predictions before listening to an audio.
To listen for gist and for detail.
To develop listening decoding skills.
To talk about and empathise with the protagonist.
To participate in a role play.
To write a short summary in the lesson takeaways.
Use of language and lexis:
To use different tenses to talk about past, present and future situations.
To learn/ review vocabulary extracted from the audio, especially phrasal verbs.
To work on pronunciation and connected speech to introduce/ review the structure should have+ past participle.
To expose students to elision in spoken English as found in should've, kind'uv and gonna.