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worksheet for conversation classes

LESSON OVERVIEW 

In this worksheet for conversation classes, students talk at length about careers and professions and watch two short videos about unusual jobs. They also state their opinions on several topics related to the world of work. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
45 min
60 min
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This is a Speaking Class worksheet. It includes a variety of tasks that let your students practise their speaking skills. This lesson format does not focus on grammar or vocabulary. Learn more about it here.

WARM-UP & DISCUSSION

This worksheet for conversation classes starts with the warm-up activity in which students need to choose two topics from a list of four and share their experience in the chosen areas. The topics are related to jobs and careers (e.g. qualities a person needs to do a job you currently have). Then, students read four quotes by famous people and need to explain what they think they mean. They also say whether any of them applies to their experience. Next, students discuss some questions about careers and professions. They share their experience with making career choices, share their views on career advisors, and compare choosing a career today and in the past. They also have to list professions that will probably disappear soon and talk about emerging jobs that didn’t exist a decade ago. They also think about some advice they would give to young people choosing a career. 

VIDEOS & MORE SPEAKING

In this part of the lesson, students watch the two short videos about unusual jobs (dating app ghostwriter, and dumpster diver). After the viewing, they discuss what the jobs involve, what qualities a person needs to do them and the social trends that the jobs reflect. Then, they read four comments and need to decide which of them best expresses their thoughts about the videos. In the final part of this worksheet for conversation classes, students read five statements and discuss to what extent they agree with them. They need to expand on their answers. The statements refer to professions which are or used to be respected, salaries for different jobs and the jobs that are idolised nowadays.

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  1. vmbrown93

    Great lesson! I love that that class is focused on speaking and it includes a lot of interesting questions!

    1. Ewa

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Filipe Nunes

    great stuff! great questions and very interesting videos. cheers!

  3. Nike Delgado

    I love these classes. Excellent work, guys.

    1. Ewa

      Thanks, Nike!

  4. Candice L

    Awesome! I’m going to use this for a group lesson tomorrow. Thank you so much!

    1. Ewa

      Thanks, Candice. Have fun with it 🙂

  5. Alice Walker

    Thanks for the lesson! I love the e-lesson plan, so useful! 🙂

  6. chantalmcgowan

    Thank you so much. I am going to use this with my students next week.

    1. Ewa

      Great! Have fun with it 🙂

    2. chantalmcgowan

      It was wonderful and my students enjoyed this so much! Thank you!

  7. Martina Ohlidalová

    An extremely good lesson plan, the presentation is priceless! Thank you!

  8. Amanda Kavanaugh

    This is a phenomenal lesson! I really like this type of set up. These lessons also provide great questions to use within other lessons.

    1. Ewa

      Hi, Amanda 🙂 You’re absolutely right. Tasks from speaking classes can be used as extra speaking practice in other lessons. Thank you for your feedback!

  9. Scargill English School

    I really like this lesson. It could definitely be matched up with the unconventional career choice worksheet 🙂

    1. Ewa

      Hi. Yes, you’re absolutely right 🙂

  10. Josue L

    Thank you very much for this lesson! It helped me a lot!

    1. Ewa

      Happy to hear that 🙂

  11. Lizoid

    This is perfect for my advanced students. Thank you!

    1. Ewa

      Thanks, hope your students like the lesson!

  12. Andrea Blasco Elorza

    The worksheets aren’t working, it says ‘500 error’ 🙁
    However, the e-lesson plan is working and I’ve loved it, I’ll use it with my students tomorrow! Thank you so much

    1. Justa

      Hi there! We’re sorry for inconvenience, but we had a brief server problem, but now all the worksheets should work fine. Check it out and good luck with your classes 🙂

  13. Mishmish

    It isn’t possible to watch the first video – it says that the video is private and unavailable even when you put in the url

    1. Stan

      Thanks for letting us know! We fixed the link here.

      1. Mishmish

        Thanks.

  14. Dianarenie

    Thank you so much for the speaking questions and the videos. very useful!!

    1. Ewa

      That’s fantastic to hear, thank you!

  15. anto62

    thank you for sharing such an interesting lesson. My students (different groups) were thouroghly involved.

    1. Ewa

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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