Lesson 1 Jobs

Part 1 Analysis of the Teaching Material

“English (Basic module) (Volume 1)” is an excellent English teaching material published by Higher Education Press. It is the trial teaching material for Secondary Vocational School.

The topic of my lesson today “Jobs” is chosen from this book. It is the Lesson one in Chapter eight--the last chapter in the book. After studying this lesson, the students can grasp the words and phrases about jobs and also will be able to talk about their ideal career. This lesson “jobs” is the first lesson in the chapter eight “Work”, it is the basis of this chapter, the students need learn it well. After they master the English name of different jobs and their skills, then they can study the next two lessons: “Finding a Job ” and “Applying for a job.”

Important Points:

a) Identify different job titles. b) Master the grammar-past tense.

Difficult Points:

a) Can talk about jobs in English in real situation.

b) Can change the sentences into different forms of past tense.

Part 2 Analysis of the teaching object

As the first-year vocational school students, they have a certain ability to listen, read, speak and write. But their English is still poor, especially in speaking. In the vocational school, most of the students prefer to the professional courses, they do not have much interest in the public course, especially English. And compared with senior middle school students, they don’t like the “teacher-centered” class, they like to study in a relaxed atmosphere. So as a teacher, I will give them more chance to practice, to express their ideas. When they meet problems, I will encourage them to discuss with their classmates, try to develop the students’ self-learning and cooperative learning ability.

Part 3 Teaching aims

1. Knowledge aims:

a)Grasp the new words (waiter, waitress, cashier, shuttle bus, homemaker, receptionist, florist, photographer, security guard ) and the sentence pattern“What’s her job?”“She is a …”

b) Be able to talk about jobs in English.

2. Ability aims:

a) Can develop the students’ abilities of listening, speaking, reading and writing. b) Can develop the students’ communication, cooperation and competition ability. c) Can show themselves in public.

3. Emotion aims:

a) Can set up a sense of team work.

b) Can stimulate students' interest in learning English.

c) Can educate the students to study hard and set a life goal for future jobs.

Part 4 Teaching Methods

1. Task-based teaching and learning 2. Group competition

3. Role-play and Discussion

Part 5 Teaching aids

Multimedia classroom, PowerPoint, assessment standard table and music.

Part 6 Teaching Procedure

Step 1 Lead-in (5mins)

Enjoy a song“ Be what you wanna be”, and answer the following questions: (1) What job titles can you hear in the song? (2) What do you want to be in the future?

Step 2 Students’ activity(15mins)

Ask the students to finish the following task:

1. Divide into four groups, write the job titles as many as possible and then read the list to the class.

2. Judged by the teacher and the student representatives.(Assessment Standard is as following.)

3. Sum up the students’ answers and ask the students to read the new words after the teacher for several times.

Step 3 Presentation(10mins)

1. Learn the sentence and conversation

The teacher explains the conversation in part3“Listen and say it” to the students, and stress on the sentence pattern: “What’s her/his job?”“She/He is a …”

A: What’s her job? B: She’s a waitress.

A: Was she a waitress three years ago? B: No,she wasn’t. She is a factory worker.

2.Grammar-past tense

Insert the grammar-past tense, teach the students how to change the past tense into different forms and how to change present tense into past tense.

Subject be

I/He/She/It was in Colombia last year. You/We/They were in Colombia last year. Negative form:

I / You was/were not in Colombia last year. Negative contractions:

I / You wasn’t / weren’t in Colombia last year. Question form:

Were you in Colombia last year?

Step 4 Role-play(10mins)

In order to consolidate the knowledge, ask the students to finish the following task:

1.Do the role-play according to the pictures in part3“Listen and say it”, and use the sentence pattern: “What’s her/his job?”“She/He is a …”

2.Judged by the teacher and the student representative.(Assessment Standard is as following.)

Step 5 Summary and Homework(5mins)

1.Sum up what we learnt in this class: job titles and past tense. 2.Homework:

Prepare the skills for jobs, search the information about job skills after class.

Part 7 Teaching assessment

For the two activities, I arranged two forms to assess the students’ performance. The teacher and the student representatives assess the performance together and give final marks.

Students’ activity

Assessment Standards

(The judges consist of the teacher and four student representatives from each group. The representative pays attention on the number of jobs, the teacher pays attention on the pronunciation, spelling and teamwork, they give the final marks together and the winner group will get a box of chocolate. ) Item The Number of Pronunciation and Teamwork Total Jobs(1point/job) spelling(2 assessment points/word) (1point/student) The quantity of Good pronunciation Everyone is job titles and spell words involved and correctly well- organized Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Role-play

Assessment Standards

(The teacher and a student representative judge the performance of each partner together, the representative pays attention on the teamwork, the teacher pays attention on the body language, spoken English and content, they give the final marks together, the winner will get 3 points as the usual score.) Item Body Spoken English Content Teamwork Total language 15’ 30' 40' 15’ Assessment Natural, polite Good Living The and pronunciation, interestingteammates self-confident fluent and no , complete cooperate obvious and well grammar correct mistakes. Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4

Part 8 Teaching Effect

From this lesson, most of the students can talk about the job titles in English and understand different forms of past tense. And in this class, most of the students are interested and involved in the activities, and they also do it well.

Advantage: I have developed the students’ self-learning and cooperation ability through the group work. And from the group competition, they can set up a sense of competition and teamwork. Also by the role-play, the students can improve their oral English.

Disadvantage: Some of the students in vocational school, their English is poor, they are afraid of speaking English in public, so they did not take part in the activities. And the grammar is the students’weak point, especially the Past Participle, they do not know the special past participle for some verbs.

Improvement measures: For these students, the teacher need be more patient, and give them some easier task next time, encourage them to be brave to take part in the activities. And about grammar, I will still use several minutes to consolidate the use of past tense in next class.