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Module: We Love Hong Kong

Unit: Jobs People Do - Jobs

Level: KS2

E-learning task (Jobs) -  The main task is to write about 'My dream job'. (by P.O.C.A. Wan Ho Kan Primary School)

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1. What if I were…?

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Source: http://www.teach-nology.com/
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 

Learning Objectives

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Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the connectives 'while, when' to express time, e.g. While on duty, …'
  • Use the connective 'if' to express conditions, e.g. If I were a firefighter,…'
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. Firefighter encounters a variety of harmful substance.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognizing key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world
  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Identify details that support the gist or main ideas

What if I were a Firefighter
http://www.teach-nology.com/gold/readjob1.html

What if I were a Real Estate Broker
http://www.teach-nology.com/gold/readjob3.html

Brief Description:
Short reading comprehension about jobs

User Tips:

  • Before reading, read the title and predict what the content is about.
  • Students can work in groups to do jigsaw reading and find out the jobs of a firefighter or a real estate broker.
  • After reading, students can discuss and list the jobs of a firefighter or a real estate broker.

2. Jobs

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Source: www.britishcouncil.org
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Interactive Teaching Materials , Stories , Games 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Jobs, e.g. vet, scientist, tailor, dog groomer, babysitter
    • Actions, e.g. style a poodle, save rare birds, makes trousers and shirts
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. He makes trousers, suits and shirts.

Reading:

  • Skim a text to obtain a general impression and the gist or main ideas
  • Locate specific information in a short text in response to questions
http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/category/topics/jobs

Brief Description:
A web-site with games, songs and stories about jobs

User Tips:

3. Jobs -listening quiz

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Source: www.esl-lab.com
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Assessment Tools 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Jobs, e.g. flight attendant, chef, tour guide, accountant
    • Actions, e.g. manage their financial records, help customers find what they need
  • Use the simple present tense to describe habitual actions, e.g. He teaches Maths at a university.

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognizing the stress in connected speech
  • Locate or provide specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

http://www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/jobhunting-2.htm

Brief Description:
A short listening quiz about jobs

User Tips:

  • Click 'Play' to listen to the audio or choose to listen on 'Real Player' or 'Windows Media'.
  • Before reading, students could read the questions and answers and predict the likely development of the topic.
  • Students can submit their answers online and get the immediate feedback.
  • Teachers can click 'Quiz Scripts' to read the scripts.

4. Occupations

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Source: www.eslgold.com
Media: Web page 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities , Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Jobs, e.g. photographer, scientist, carpenter

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognizing the stress in connected speech
  • Locate specific information in spoken texts

Speaking:

  • Present information, ideas and feelings clearly and coherently
    • Produce simple phrases and sentences involving repetition or lists
    • Use gestures and facial expressions to convey meaning and intention

http://www.eslgold.com/speaking/topic_occupations.html

Brief Description:
A website with reading, listening and speaking activities about the topic of occupation

User Tips:

  • Click 'Look' to learn the vocabulary. Click on pictures for pronunciation.
  • Click 'Listen' to listen to a girl who is talking about her dream job.
  • Click 'Talk' to find sample conversation about occupations and let students talk about their dream jobs.

5. What I want to be

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.kizclub.com
Media: Animation Audio 
Resources Types: e-books 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Vocabulary:
    • Jobs, e.g. nurse, astronaut, scientist
  • Use the connective 'when' to express time, e.g. I want to be a nurse when I grow up.
  • Use the connective 'so' to show purposes, e.g. So I can care for sick people.

Reading:

  • Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words by using contextual or pictorial clues
  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, e.g. so

http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/wanabe/first.html

Brief Description:
An online story about children's dream job

User Tips:

  • A story with simple and repetitive structure.
  • After reading, draw students' attention to the language forms. Students can make use of the language forms to talk about their dream jobs.

Other resources  
Jobs - project (KS1)
An online project about jobs
http://www.hkedcity.net/iclub_files/a/1/45/webpage/job/index.htm

Jobs - game
An interactive snake and ladder game about jobs
http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/games/learning-ladder/jobs/obtree.html

Jobs (KS1)
A PowerPoint about jobs
http://kizschool.com/Free/PPT/Jobs.ppt

Ask Around Professions Game
A matching game to match the pictures with the job descriptions
http://www.abcteach.com/free/a/ask_around_professions_esl.pdf

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