In this lesson students talk about occupational stereotypes, learn phrases for saying something is not true, and watch a video about being an artist.
VOCABULARY & VIDEO
The lesson starts with a warm-up activity in which students watch a short video (or a few excerpts, if the teacher chooses to do so) presenting an artist at work, and briefly discuss the profession. Then, students match halves to create five statements about different jobs. They also need to find phrases in the statements (e.g. hustle constantly, have it easy) and match them to correct definitions. After that, students discuss whether they agree with the statements and talk about other stereotypes about artists. Then, students watch the video and note down three stereotypes about being an artist that they didn’t mention before. During the second viewing, students note down what the artists’ careers look like in reality. Finally, students have a discussion about the video. They talk about being an artist and what the difficulties the profession has. They also share what stereotypes their jobs have.
PHRASES FOR SAYING SOMETHING IS NOT TRUE
In the second part of the lesson, students read seven short dialogues and complete the gaps with the words in the box. Then, they need to look at the dialogues again and find phrases for saying something is not true (e.g. Nothing could be further from the truth., That’s not the case., There is no such thing as…). Finally, students look at a list of five jobs and occupational stereotypes, and explain why the stereotypes are not true. They do it using the phrases for saying something is not true from the previous activity. Let students spend some time to collect ideas on how to debunk the stereotypes before they start speaking.
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