Педагогика и дидактика
Well, now I am sure that you can easily guess the subject of our today’s lesson. Yes, you are right; we are going to talk about jobs. If to be precise we are going to focus on tricky jobs.
The Subject: TRICKY JOBS
The Objectives: 1. розвиток навичок аудіювання; розвиток монологічного та діалогічного мовлення на основі прослуханих текстів та переглянутого фільму
2. закріплення вивчених лексичних одиниць, виховувати культуру мовлення
3. посприяти свідомому вибору майбутніх професій
The Procedure of the Lesson
Look at the pictutes shown and match the pictures with the jobs in the list:
combat soldier, trapeze artist, vet.
For which of these jobs do you need to be: TOUGH, TALENTED, COURAGEOUS, CARING, DEDICATED?
Well, now I am sure that you can easily guess the subject of our todays lesson. Yes, you are right; we are going to talk about jobs. If to be precise we are going to focus on tricky jobs.
By the way, what are the risks involved in these jobs?
Now Id like you to be subdivided into three groups. We are going to listen to the same recording but the tasks of yours are a bit different.
How many of us used to dream of joining the circus when we were children? Well, Chris Sayers, a trapeze artist at Zippos Circus, did just that. It took him ten years of training before he felt confident enough to perform six meters above the ground. Since then he has become one of the few people in the world who can do four somersaults one after the other. There are many risks involved in this job. Trapeze artists need to work with a partner the can depend on. When flying though the air at 60 mph, they have to be sure their partner will catch them. “Many times in the past, if I hadnt had a partner I could trust, I would have fallen and probably hurt myself seriously,” says Chris. People who work in the circus love the risks and the thrill of their profession. Broken bones are part of their job. “I just wish they didnt take so long mend,” Chris explains. He earns £500 per week, but it is certainly not easy money.
There are only two hundred combat soldiers in the British Army who can parachute into the sea, dive for hours in freezing waters and then spy in enemy territory successfully. James Renée is one of them. This isnt his real name, because his own identity hat to be kept secret. “Its a very exciting job, but its also tough and dangerous. You have to be courageous,” says James. It takes five long years of training before such a soldier can go on a special mission. According to James, the toughest part of the business is spying. “Ive been on a lot of missions that involve this kind of work. If the enemy had caught us, they would have killed us.” £45,000 per year might sound like a lot, but few people would risk their lives for less.
Most patients are thankful for the care they get from their doctors, but when in comes to animals its a different story. Every vet knows that animals are much more likely to turn round and bite rather than thank them. Steve Divers is an experienced vet and has been bitten by countless cats and dogs. With more dangerous animals, through, he takes special care. For example, with poisonous snakes, he keeps them in a cloth bag and uses a metal instrument to keep the head down and the teeth away from his hands. “If I didnt know how to handle some animals, I would probably have permanent scars by now,” Steve says. Although it takes many years of study to become a vet, it is a very rewarding and well-paid career. “All animals in need must be treated. I would never ignore a sick animal, even if it was dangerous enough to kill me,” says Steve.
Group I Listen to the three texts dealing with the jobs discussed earlier and match them to the pictures:
Text A is refferred to the picture showing the trapeze artist
Text B is refferred to the picture which shows the combat soldier
Text C matches the picture showing the vet.
Group II Read the sentences and while listening to the recording find out who said what: the trapeze artist, the combat soldier or the vet.
Group III: Listen to the texts and say what positive and negative points of each job are:
Positive points: (thrilling and well-paid)
The job of a trapeze artist is thrilling and well-paid.
Negative points: (dangerous, can be seriously injured or break bones, a lot of training involved)
However it can be dangerousas doing this job you can be seriously injuredor break bones. It also involves a lot of training.
Positive points: (very exciting, excellent salary)
A combat soldiers job is very exciting. He gets and excellent salary.
Negative points: (dangerous, tough, very secretive life, a lot of training)
On the other hand this job is dangerous, tough and life threatening. It needs a lot of training. Combat soldiers sometimes have to lead a very secretive life.
Positive points: (very rewarding, well-paid career)
The job of a vet is very rewarding and highly-paid.
Negative points: (may be scarred, bitten, many years of study before becoming a vet)
While doing their jobs vets may be scarred or even bitten. What is more, they need to study many years before becoming a vet
If you had to do one of the three jobs mentioned, which would you choose and why?
Nowadays there is a great variety of jobs we can choose from. It seems to me to make the right choice means to be successful, but to do this you should be aware of pros and cons of the career you are going to be involved. Thus, you are supposed to listen to the recording and fill in the missing information.
Group I will complete the table dealing with advantages and disadvantages to doing the job of a news reporter:
travel around the world and meet lots of
The news stories I do are 3) ……………….. every day
have to do everything in a very 4) …………..…time
often work in places where there are wars
the job needs a lot of skill
its great being able to 7) …………. peoples lives
work long, unsteady hours
responsible for peoples lives
Advantages: exciting, meet different people
Disadvantages: dangerous, short
Group II will deal with advantages and disadvantages of being a surgeon
Advantages: well-paid, save
The task is following:
Group I Discuss advantages and disadvantages of being a newsreporter and in a few minutes talk about them.
Group II Write an article about the advantages and disadvantages of being a surgeon.
There is one more point which we cant but mention today. Ajob interview is a common thing now and you need to attend it to get a job which you would like to do. So Group III you will watch a short video. (Video Enterprise 4)While watching, do the fallowing task:
1. Clare Jenkins saw the advert for the job while applying for another post.
2. Clare doesnt have a CV.
3. Clare hasnt worked at a similar position before.
4. She referrers to her free time activities rather than her work experience.
5. Her former employer fired her because she was always late.
6. She asks if she could work shifts.
7. The interviewer doesnt seem satisfied with Clares interview.
Cambridge Evening News 9-5:30
Manager large hotel Monday-Friday
Professional advanced career occasional weekends
A: Could you tell me where you saw the advert for this job, please.
B: Yes. In the Cambridge Evening News.
A: And have you got your CV with you?
B: Yes, I have indeed.
A: Thank you. And you have some good experience. Could I ask you what relevant experience you have for this job?
B: Well yeah. I was the catering manager at a large hotel for a number of years where I organized and oversaw conference meals, wedding meals and such like.
A: Thats fine. And could you tell me why you left your previous job?
B: Well, I felt I wanted to pursue a more professional and more advanced career. And I think a business manager of a small company like this would be perfect for me.
A: Excellent. Any questions you would like to ask us?
B: Yes. What are the working hours for this job?
A: The working hours are 9-5:30. Thats Monday to Friday. You might be asked to work the occasional weekend but we do pay overtime for that.
B: Right. Thank you very much.
A: Youre welcome.
Read the sentence. What does it mean?
A bad workman always blames his tools.
What does it mean?
Well, youve done a great job today. You are about to leave school and to make the most important choice in your life. So I wish you luck and I am sure you will be responsible, careful and skilled.
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