In this lesson based on a video about reasons why people work, students practise expressing purpose with to and for. They also discuss everyday activities in the workplace and discover some collocations to describe a day at work.
WARM UP & COLLOCATIONS
The warm-up starts with a matching activity. Students put together half phrases and create collocations to describe a typical day at work (e.g. keep track of tasks, check your inbox). After that, they discuss their everyday activities at work and talk about their preferences. The following task checks how much students know about different team communication apps and tools used in the workplace (e.g. Slack, Google Docs). Students identify the tools and apps from the given list, decide what each of them is used for and complete eight sentences with the correct phrase given in a box. They read the statements again and decide if they are true for their workplaces.
VIDEO & EXPRESSING PURPOSE WITH TO AND FOR
In the second part of the lesson, students watch a video about reasons why people work. Before watching it, they make their own predictions. Then, they watch the video, look at a list of eight given reasons and tick the ones mentioned. The following exercise focuses on expressing purpose with to and for. Students once again analyse the sentences from the previous stage of the lesson and complete the rules regarding the use of to and for. Once the rules are completed and correct examples provided, students practise expressing purpose with to and for by completing nine gapped sentences with either to or for. The last exercise gives students the opportunity to practise the new structure further. They use the words and phrases from a given table to create questions related to work. Then, they exchange them with their partners and answer, using the structure for expressing purpose with to and for.
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