План-конспект уроку на тему: "Let's talk about professions"

Тип матеріалу: 

"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country".

John F. Kennedy

"Wie must all work together to create a better place..."

Alex Barry

Language workshop


- to practise students' speaking skills;

- to revise vocabulary on the topic;

- to practise asking general questions in the Present Simple Tense;

- to identify and describe the peculiarities of various professions.

Equipment: handout "Jobs", cards with tasks.



T: Today we continue a very interesting, important and

serious topic "Jobs. Professions. Occupations".


T: Where does a working person spend a day?

Ss: At the factory, in the office, behind the counter, on a farm, at school, in hospital, at home etc.

T: What can work be like?

Ss: It can be monotonous, boring, challenging, tiring, rewarding, repetitive, demanding etc.

T: When can you work?

Ss: A full time job, seasonal employment, a temporary job, a part time job, work in shifts.


Pre-listening tasks

1. T: Listen to these descriptions and guess the profession.

  1. Somebody who teaches is called ____ (a teacher).
  2. A person who acts in films is called ____ (a film actor).

2. T: Now work in pairs and make your partner guess the profession.

drives a van

sings in operas

programmes computers

manages a bank

stores the books

plays football

operates machines

works on a farm

takes photographs

sells thing


S1: What do you call somebody who drives a van?

S2: A van driver.

While-listening task


office worker



bank clerk

police officer

painter (artist)


• T: Four people are describing their daily routine. What do you think their jobs are? Choose from the following words, but note that some of the descriptions will fit mere than one job:


1.1 start at 5 o'clock in the morning. I work very hard, especially at certain times of the year, and I don't have time to get bored.

2. I sometimes start work at midnight, sometimes at 8 o'clock in the morning, and sometimes at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. I often get worried in my work, which is stressful but never boring.

3. I get very tired and often annoyed, but I also feel very pleased when everyone is well and happy. My job is all hours of the day and night.

4. I sometimes work 12 hours a day, sometimes not at all; people think the work is easy, but it is very stressful because it is creative.


T: In our country people of what professions are well paid/earn average salary/underpaid?

Make three lists and try to arrange each list in the order of earnings.

In your opinion, people of what professions should be paid most/least/better paid?

Discuss your opinions and report to the class.


bus driver


primary-school teacher

farm worker

government minister


factory worker

university professor

company director

army general




Джерело: English. – 2006. - № 17

Level - A2 pre-intermediate

Svitlana Rakhmans'ka,

a teacher of English,

gymnasia, Pidvolochys lc, Temopil' region

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