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E-05.07 At High-Beginning Levels & Rising, Stay Focused on What People Do in Their Work & Lives

E-05.07 At High-Beginning Levels & Rising, Stay Focused on What People Do in Their Work & Lives

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English in Everyday Life: Work

WorkLife English: Competency-Based Listening/Speaking, Book 2 Chapter 7.  


 13 + 3 = 16 pp

Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) Learners Moving Beyond Beginning, to Whom (the Language of) Work Is Significant & Relatable to Everyday Living  

Why It’s Useful: Nearly all (young) adults work for a living or/and satisfaction. For many, the parallels between employment / business talk and relating to others in other areas of life are strong.  Here’s material designed to boost ability to Understand & Use Speech that tells (Job) Requirements, Experience, & Directives—as well as to Ask & Answer (Interview) Questions and to Make & Accept Apologies.  Its (possibly new) Grammar is that of the Simple Past Tense, Reflexive Pronouns,  Comparative Adjectives

What You’ll Do: 

[1] After checking out the Chapter 7 Opener, you / your students can begin with Vocabulary that joins Job Titles used as Sentence Subjects with Predicates consisting of Verbs + Objects / Prepositional Phrases.  Then listen to demonstrate that you can understand a simulated, generic Job Interview containing talk about Qualifications, Skills, & Experience. When you tackle Pronunciation Exercises, you’ll get and enunciate the differences among four vowel sounds  —and three regular Simple-Past Verb Endings / d t id /.

[2]  Listening & Speaking Skills called for in Part Three relate to cooking, telephone messaging, doing repairsContractions & Words in Conversations are items like .  To “play” in small groups is a Guessing Game about the responsibilities of past jobs. Part Four / Communication happens in reciprocal segments of pretend job interviews.  It ends with Apologies for what participants didn’t, can’t, or failed to do.

[3] As accustomed, don’t hesitate to refer to highlighted sections in attached AudioScript pages to correct or evaluate your uses of language.  You might also be interested in Download E-05.11, an Answer Key for Text Exercises and/or E-05.12,  which contains supplemental Pronunciation material. 

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