What makes you employable?

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  • Business

Skills for the future workforce

advanced lesson plan




In this ESL advanced lesson plan, your students will try to think what makes them employable. This time, the worksheet is based on two videos: the first one shows a group of professionals answering the question about employability and the second one is a short interview with Tony Walker, Deputy MD from Toyota. Students can learn some new vocabulary connected with skills they need to get a job, and start a comprehensive discussion about professional skills.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
60 minStandard LessonPrintable & Digital$12 Plan


This advanced lesson plan starts with a discussion on the term employability. Students need to think which aspects provided in the worksheet are connected with it. Then, they move to the first video in which a group of experts answer the same question.


Next, there is a task on vocabulary. Students need to match words from box A with words from box B to make common phrases. Then, they should match them with their meanings. The expressions in this exercise appear in the next video, so it’s important to make sure that your students understand them. Before watching the second video which is an interview with Deputy MD from Toyota, students try to answer questions which will then appear in the video. After that, they can move to the video and see how Tony Walker has answered them. The worksheet finishes with a debate which can be conducted in pairs or groups, depending on your class.


Additionally, there is one extra task (see Teacher’s version) especially prepared for more advanced students or professionals. It pertains to the skills that according to the Institute for the Future for the University of Phoenix Research Institute will be needed in the future.


For this lesson plan we have also created an extra worksheet that supplements the lesson by adding a task where students need to talk about their skills and achievements. The extra worksheet focuses on crafting a perfect job interview elevator pitch, i.e. a short speech to answer the dreaded interview question: tell me something about yourself.



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  1. Very useful topic. I like the way it’s been organized. It guides the lesson quite fluently. thanks!


    1. I’m happy to hear that! Thanks for your comment!


  2. Great lesson! I’m anxious to see how it works in class.


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