In this speaking class, students answer some conversation questions about professions. They also watch two videos about unusual jobs, and share their views on some issues regarding jobs and careers.
B1 / Intermediate45 min
60 minSpeaking ClassFree
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.
TALKING ABOUT PROFESSIONS
In the warm-up activity, students choose two topics from a list of four and talk about them. The topics are related to current and past jobs (e.g. a job you wanted to have when you were younger). In the next two activities students answer some conversation questions about professions. First, they look at a list of jobs (e.g. secret agent, food critic, YouTuber) and decide whether they would call any of them a dream job. They need to explain their answers. Then, students look at a list of unusual jobs (e.g. panda babysitter, professional sleeper, car tester) and think what responsibilities each of the people might have. They also discuss if they would choose any of them as a career, and think how people usually choose the job they want to do.
VIDEOS & DISCUSSION
Before watching the videos, students look at lists of words and try to guess what the unusual jobs from the videos might be about. Then, they watch the videos and check their ideas. After the videos, students discuss which profession was more surprising. They also consider the skills necessary for the jobs and say whether they would like to do them. Next, students look at five categories (e.g. stressful jobs, jobs for people who are patient) and think of three jobs for each of them. They need to explain their choices. Finally, students answer some more conversation questions about professions and careers. They think of reasons why people change careers, explain what training and skills they need to do their job and brainstorm the most important things they look for in a job.