The main objectives of this ESL lesson about work are to:
- support opinions about employee promotion,
- share experiences of getting noticed at work,
- practise vocabulary related to getting promoted,
- respond to information from a video.
Students learn and practise vocabulary related to getting noticed at work (e.g. set apart, prove oneself, tough assignment). They watch a video with tips, discuss scenarios and say what they would do in some hypothetical situations. Students talk about being promoted in different types of companies and about strategies to stand out at work.
VOCABULARY & VIDEO
In the warm-up task of this ESL lesson about work, students come up with three reasons why people want to get promoted. Then, they look at a word cloud and find words and phrases that meet certain criteria. Then, students use the words and phrases to complete questions. They also need to answer the questions. After that, students watch the video and list three pieces of advice mentioned. After the video, they discuss the advice and talk about being successful in their careers.
In this part of this ESL lesson about work, students look at different situations and explain in which cases it is easier to stand out and have a successful career. Then, students look at some scenarios and correct the vocabulary mistakes in them. They also respond to the scenarios and decide what they would do. They need to explain their choices. Finally, students look at some statements about performance reviews and employee promotion and say why they agree or disagree with them.
This ESL lesson about work also includes an additional task that you can use as homework or revision. In the task, students practise vocabulary from the lesson. The task is available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.
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