The world of work. A job interview
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Матеріали учасника Всеукраїнського конкурсу загальноосвітніх навчальних закладів по роботі з обдарованими дітьми "Школа – джерело талантів" (2015-2016 навчального року)

Конспект уроку англійської мови


  • to develop reading, speaking, writing and listening skills;
  • to practise the vocabulary on the topic;
  • to teach pupils to express their opinions;
  • to develop logical and creative thinking;
  • to enlarge the pupils’ knowledge about the professions;
  • to teach pupils to speak with the right intonation to sound interested, to be polite


Solutions Intermediate Student’s book; multimedia equipment; CDs


  1. Beginning of the lesson


Good morning! I’m glad to see you! How are you? What month/day is it today? Who is absent?

Warming up

The topic of our lesson is “The world of work”. So, we’ll speak about jobs and professions. What professions are popular in Ukraine/Great Britain? Look at the photos on the multimedia screen. What can you say about these professions? What would you like to be? Why?

  1. Main part of the lesson

Checking up the homework

Let’s check up your home task. As I remember for today you had to write and learn the dialogue “A job interview”. Do you remember the importance of using the correct intonation in questions?


Intonation goes up at the end of Yes/No questions and down at the end of Wh-questions. However, in both types of questions, the intonation will rise on stressed words in the sentence.

Now listen and repeat the five questions. Copy the intonation. (Transcript 1.20)

  1. How did you find out about the job?
  2. Have you worked in a shop before?
  3. What did you do there?
  4. How long did you work there?
  5. And why do you think you’re the right person for this job?


Role - playing (work in pairs)

Listen to the dialogue (ex. 1 p.30)

Act out your dialogues to the class. Come to the blackboard. Here you can see a desk and two chairs. Sit down and speak. (The teacher chooses several pairs to act out their interviews. The dialogues are different. The other pupils listen and vote on whether the interviewee gets the job.)


Manager - Good morning! What’s your name?
Callum - Good morning! My name is Callum.
Manager - How did you find out about the job?
Callum - I saw your advert in the local newspaper.
Manager - Have you worked in a shop before?
Callum - Yes, I have. I used to help out at my uncle’s shop.
Manager - Right. What did you do there?
Callum - Everything! I served customers. I cleaned, I stacked shelves…
Manager - How long did you work there?
Callum - About two years, part-time.
Manager - I see. And why do you think you’re the right person for this job?
Callum - Because I’m hard-working and reliable, and I enjoy dealing with the public.       I’m also good at working in a team.
Manager - Well, thanks for coming in, Callum. We’ll be in touch before the end of the week.

At our lesson today we’ll speak about gender and work. We begin with the puzzle (ex.1, p.28). Let’s read it and think what the answer is.

A man and his son are in a serious car accident. The man dies and the son is taken to hospital. When he gets there, the surgeon sees the boy and says: “I can’t operate on this boy. He’s my son!” How can this be?

(the surgeon is the boy’s mother)

Why is it difficult to get the answer right? Maybe because there are certain jobs, e. g. a surgeon, which are traditionally done by men so people assume that all surgeons are men.


Read the text quickly. How do you think people react when they find out about these people’s jobs?( ex. 4, p. 28)

Woman's work?

In many ways, David Cunningham is a stereotypical Scottish man. In his free time, he plays golf, goes to football matches, and meets his friends in the local pub, all the things you'd expect a young, active man to do. And like many men, he isn’t very good at housework. He’s untidy, hardly ever hoovers and he’s never cooked a meal in his life. However, one thing about him does not fit this stereotype: his job. David Cunningham is a midwife.

Although some women are surprised when they find out that their midwife is a man, David has a good reputation in the part of Scotland where he works. In his opinion, it’s because of the way he carries out his duties. “I really care about the women that I look after”, he says. He gets on well with the husbands too. “Having another man there calms them”, he explains. “And many of them feel more comfortable asking a man questions”.

“I’ve been qualified for fourteen years and I’ve delivered hundreds of babies”, says David, who used to be a coal miner. “There are only five or six male midwives in Scotland. When I started, I expected more men to join the profession, but the number hasn’t really changed. People still see it as a job which only women do”.

A man’s world?

Base 34 is a new garage in Montpellier, in the south of France. Customers who take their cars there for repairs may be surprised to find that all the employees are women.

When Herve Malige advertised for women who wanted to become mechanics, he received 120 applications. After tests and interviews, he chose fifteen. They included a nurse, a secretary, a beauty therapist and two flight attendants.  They all wanted a chance to work in this traditionally male environment. “I think a lot of people instinctively trust women more.  And female customers might feel more comfortable with somebody who doesn’t treat them as if they don’t understand anything!’’

Although most car mechanics are still men, the situation is gradually changing. Men are starting to leave the profession, and women are joining it. Why? In a word, technology. In the past, being a mechanic was a physically tough and dirty job. Now, cars are much more complicated than they used to be. You need patience and intelligence to work out what the problem is, not strength. Many people believe that this makes the job more suitable for women than for men.

Are the sentences true or false? Correct the false sentences.

  1. David Cunningham does not have the same hobbies as most other men in Scotland.
  2. Most women that David has worked with think that he is good at his job.
  3. David gets on well with the women but not with their husbands.
  4. David is not very experienced in his work.
  5. There are not many male midwives in Scotland, but the number is increasing.
  6. What is surprising about Base 34 is that no man work there.
  7. Fifteen women applied to work at the garage.
  8. The women had different jobs before working at the garage, but wanted a change.
  9. The job of mechanic is changing because cars are getting simpler.
  10.  Many people think that there will be more female car mechanics in the future.

(1 F, 2 T, 3 F, 4 F, 5 F, 6 T, 7 F, 8 T, 9 F, 10 T)

Work in groups

Now let’s work in groups. We have two groups. Look at the multimedia screen. There you can see two questions. Write down the answers to the questions in your notebooks. You have five minutes. Work in a team.



Each group presents their ideas to the class.

  1. Summary of the lesson

You’ve worked well today. The marks are good. I hope you liked our lesson. What have you learned today? What can you do now?

Your home task is exercise 2 p.26 of your workbooks.


Джерело: Острів знань
Автор: Сапєгіна Ю.О., Полтавська обласна гімназія-інтернат для обдарованих дітей імені А.С. Макаренка Полтавської обласної ради

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