How unconscious bias affects your chances of getting a job

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lesson plan about recruitment


This lesson plan about recruitment is based on an interesting TED Talk by Gail Tolstoi-Miller who shares her experience working in recruitment and talks about unconscious bias that we all have. The worksheet includes a lot of vocabulary as well as word formation tasks.

B2 / Upper Intermediate60 minFlipped LessonPrintable & Digital$12 Plan

This is a Flipped Classroom lesson plan. In a nutshell, it means that first part of the lesson needs to be done by students at home. Learn more about flipped classroom and how we implement it in those lesson plans in our post.


The pre-class part starts with a short exercise which introduces words and phrases that appear later in the video. Students need to read questions, match phrases to their meanings and try to answer these questions. Next, they move to a word formation task. They have to fill in the table with nouns, adjectives and verbs. The table includes words such as recruitment, assessment, perception, consciousness, etc. Then, before watching the first part of the talk, students have to guess the answer to one question: How much time on average does it take a recruiter to review a resume? Next, they watch the video and do the comprehension task.


The in-class part starts with a word formation exercise to check whether students remember the words from the pre-class worksheet. First, they have to complete the questions by transforming the words given in brackets, and then answer the questions. Before watching the second part of the video, students discuss how they might perceive a person presented in a short description (the same description is at the end of the video). After that, students watch the video and answer comprehension questions, as well as do two tasks on vocabulary used by the speaker. Our lesson plan about recruitment ends with a discussion about unconscious bias, how it affects our decision and what we can do to fight against it.



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  1. That’s a great lesson! Really relevant topic! Thank you!


    1. Thank you 🙂


  2. excellent!!


    1. Thanks!


  3. Really guys, these worksheets are amazing for adults. Could you inform us about new worksheet that can be related to business meetings or sth like that))) Waiting for your reply)) Thanks)


    1. Hi Katy! Subscribe to our newsletter (scroll to the footer below) to follow our newest worksheets and stay up to date. We’ll publish more business-related worksheets in the near future. For the time being, have you seen our lesson about meetings? Here:


  4. A really fascinating TED talk and a brilliant lesson plan, thank you!


    1. Glad to hear that! Thanks for the comment!


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