JOB HUNTING-(beginning) by JoAnn Miller, www.efltasks.net



Structure/Vocabulary: What / Where / How _____? + BE
Functions:Asking for and giving information.
Materials: Story, forms.


PRE - ACTIVITY
Skills: Listening.
Organization:Individual, whole class.
Procedures:
(1) Hand out the story. Teacher reads the story about Jeremy. Let the pictures explain vocabulary. Have students answer the questions at the bottom of the page. Check.
(2) Be sure students know the appropriate vocabulary for the situation below: "Next, please. Thank you. You're welcome. Sign here, please."


ACTIVITY
Skills: Writing, Speaking, listening.
Organization: Mixer.
Situation:
The students have same problem as Jeremy. They desperately need a job. They gave to apply at as many companies as they can.
Procedures:
(1) Write form on board and brainstorm questions needed to fill out the form
(2) Choose 1/3 of the class to be job interviewers and the rest are looking for a job.
(3) Place interviewers in different places in the classroom, leaving room for students looking for jobs to line up in front of them.
(4) Give each interviewer a set of forms.
(5) Job hunters line up and answer as interviewer asks questions to fill out the form. Job hunters goal is to be interviewed by as many "companies" as possible in the time allotted. Interviewers goals are to interview as many prospective employees as possible. Be sure students don't take shortcuts and forget to ask or answer or to be polite.
(6) At the end of 10 or 15 minutes, looking at the applications filled out by each of the interviewers, find out which was the most efficient interviewer and which job hunter completed the most interviews.


POST - ACTIVITY
Skills: Writing.
Organization: Individual.
Procedures:
Have students write a brief resume about themselves including name, address, age, telephone number, place of birth. You can have one student supply a model and put it on the board.

Pre-Activity: Reading
Poor Jeremy


Jeremy is sad. He doesn't have a job. Jeremy needs money.
Jeremy needs to look for work.
Every day Jeremy goes to a different company.
On Monday he goes to Volkswagen.
On Tuesday he goes to IBM.
On Wednesday he goes to Ford.
On Thursday he goes to General Electric.
Finally, on Friday Jeremy finds a job. Now he's happy. Jeremy is a policeman now.

Answer the following questions: That's right. / That's wrong.
1. Jeremy works for Volkswagen.
2. Jeremy needs money.
3. Jeremy is a man.
4. Jeremy goes to many different companies.

Activity: Application Form


Name: ____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________

Telephone number:_________________

Age: _________

Sex: M F

Place of Birth: _____________________

Signature: ___________________


       
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