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  • Virginia
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    • September 19, 2006, 01:20:41 pm
    • Suncheon
Do you have supplementary classes to do? Or do you have groups of students that randomly arrive from time to time? Have you ever been stuck with a 2-hour long lesson to do? Have you been asked to evaluate your students but not told exactly how or what to do?

Here's a quick and easy lesson plan. It's a three parter:

(Part 1)

1) Follow this link and copy and paste the grid into a word document. For my lesson, I deleted the job names so that I could do a grand unveiling after the kids had tabulated their scores, but you may want to keep the original as is - the instructions are pretty clear. I also changed "Sumo Wrestler" for "K1 Fighter" and "Burglar" for "Gangster".

2) Write on the board:

I like_______________ ___.
Do you like _________________?
Yes, I do.
No, I don't.

I presented a few examples (like: studying, playing computer games, shopping, sleeping...) and practiced with the students. "I like shopping. Do you like shopping?".... and took some of their suggestions as well.

3) Give each student a grid. Either have them pair up (as per the original instructions) and ask each other the questions, or you can ask the questions while circulating the classroom to make sure they understand what to do.

4) While the students tabulate their scores in the right-hand column, write the job names on the board in order (that the students can copy into the left-hand column). Pretty much all of them have been Konglicized and are easily understood....

5) The student's highest score is their future job. Laugh uproariously at the results.... and then continue on with...

(Part 2)

The text:

My name is ___________________ _. I am __________________.
My best friend is ___________________ _________. I like (him/her) because (he/she) ___________________ ___________________ ______.
I like ___________________ ____ but I don't like ___________________ __________.
Next year, I will ___________________ ___________________ __________.
In the future, my job will be ___________________ ________. I (agree/disagree). <--- write result from lesson one here.
One day, I will ___________________ ___________________ ______________.

6) Individually, the students fill in the blanks. I found that things went easier if I wrote it all on the board, then went line by line (in grade 6).

(Part 3)

7) This can either be left as a text, or you can take it to the next level and have the kids memorize their "English speeches". The language is simple enough, with the students writing as per their own ability (for example, a more advanced student wrote "I like him because he is a nice guy", but a lower-level kid wrote "I like him because he is happy"), and when all the parts are done, it ends up being a good integration of listening, reading, writing, speaking (albeit rote) and grammar.
Nobody is interested in something you didn't do.

If your grade 1's and 2's can do part 2 of that, then they really ARE officially smarter than my highschoolers!!
« Last Edit: September 12, 2010, 08:54:18 am by Dayle »

  • Virginia
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    • September 19, 2006, 01:20:41 pm
    • Suncheon
Nah - Did it with my Grade 6 group - but think it's appropriate for Middle School too.

The memorization was pretty good, and getting the kids to say the speech in front of the class will also burn almost an entire class period. I have a small, close-knit group and they helped each other (prompting) recite...
Nobody is interested in something you didn't do.

I used this lesson idea for my high school students. They very easily figured out the chart, but enjoyed/had a laugh about the results they received (ex. sumo wrestler). I made sure they interviewed each other, and had them present their personal stories to ensure lots of speaking practice. For my more advanced students I had them explain why they did not agree with the outcome of the "job for you" activity. And then had them explain why they chose their actual future job. I have attached a power point I made to accompany this lesson.

  • Brian
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    • September 19, 2006, 01:07:56 pm
    • Pittsburgh / Jeollanam-do
Useful powerpoint, thanks for adding it. 

I tried to print the worksheet from the printer-friendly version of the webpage but it didn't come out properly, so I typed up my own and attached it below, in case anyone else is having the same problem.  I left the jobs blank because I tell the students at the end of the activity. 

« Last Edit: April 13, 2009, 07:31:20 am by Brian »
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  • robtel
  • Waygookin

    • 15

    • October 30, 2008, 02:48:44 am
    • Colorado
I wanted to use this lesson for my regular sixth grade classes, but knew it would be difficult to understand for some students.

The attached powerpoint is just a brief, illustrated guide to the gerunds on the worksheet.

Then, I altered the worksheet to include the clip art from the powerpoint to help them remember the meaning. I left out the jobs on the worksheet.

I revealed the jobs using a brief powerpoint (TheJobForYouAnswers .ppt) and had them copy it on to their worksheets. (a couple of jobs were changed.)

It worked pretty well, but got a lot of help from my coteacher making sure they knew what things meant.

  • min1178
  • Waygookin

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    • August 23, 2010, 08:12:23 am
    • Osan Korea
hahaha EMERGENCY LESSON LOL this morning i had class that I wasnt prepared to, and had 15 min to prepare............ ...thx for this..i'm gonna use job for you~ kekekek

  • min1178
  • Waygookin

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    • August 23, 2010, 08:12:23 am
    • Osan Korea
I'm sorry I am a stupid the worksheet for "the job for you" has prefilled Yes/no's...Am I supposed to delete these and go from the blank spaces / asking students if they like it or not..or.........And how do I use this one? Could you give me direction on how to use this sheet?

Yeah, you rock.  I decided that my lesson for class today was too hard and needed something easier.

  • ESmith4
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    • April 23, 2010, 03:54:25 pm
    • Korea
min1178 -

Look at the "do you like" ppt posted by robtel. There's a slide in there that explains the yes/no part. If a student likes animals, they circle ALL the "yeses" under that column. It confused me at first too. Thanks for the ppt robtel!
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I'm sorry but I still don't understand how to do the worksheet. Can someone please walk me through step by step? I don't know what the 'Yes and 'No' are about and how you come up with the score.  :blank:

Hey.  I did this with my high school girls.  (I think they may be lower level than most, but this is my first year).  Here are the PowerPoints I used.  Both PowerPoints I found on Waygook, but I think they're on a different thread.  I modified them slightly.  It worked well with my high school students.  They needed a lot of direction with "The Job For You" worksheet.  But they thought it was funny once they all figured it out and I showed them the jobs.

  • suejin17
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    • October 28, 2010, 02:23:11 pm
    • Naju South Korea
 wanted to use this lesson for my regular classes

This is just what I was looking for to fill in an unexpected 2 hour class


  • Van
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    • June 23, 2011, 03:24:37 pm
    • Siheung
You saved me today. I forgot I had English club, and I was able to use this lesson and be ready with ONLY thirty minutes of time for preparation. My students loved it, and were able to recieve a lot of feedback on their writing skills. It's a great icebreaker  :P

  • lowens
  • Waygookin

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    • November 10, 2011, 09:58:49 am
    • Gwangyang
Really helpful, took up a lot of time and got the girls talking and let me get to know their personalities, had fun doing it!

  • NeoCelt
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    • June 30, 2011, 02:28:58 pm
    • Hwasung City, Gyeonggi-D0
Thanks for posting this will definitely come in handy sometime!!

  • prtgill
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    • August 12, 2010, 09:57:12 am
    • korea
this looks like it will go wonderfully with the personality lesson i am planning. thanks a lot  :D

  • zufelt.v
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    • March 08, 2012, 12:35:33 pm
    • Seowoon Middle School
this sounds really good for conversing with the students and having them talk with each other...this in the end is boosting their confidence! awesome ideas...thanks :)

  • kirstygem
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    • September 02, 2011, 03:45:43 pm
    • Jeonju
Had a class planned, but so many kids didn't turn up because of school trips it was impossible to do. This was a lifesaver! Did the first part and then played job bingo with them for the last 10 minutes. Perfect!