Griggio, Victoria – Rossino, Carolina
Informática aplicada a la enseñanza de Inglés – Assignment n° 3
These lessons are aimed to teenagers from 1st
year, secondary public school,
more or less 25 students. They will be working on the topic “Unusual jobs”; besides
learning new vocabulary, they will revise simple present and conversation strategies
such as “I agree”, “I think”, etc.
Students will have to surf the internet to find out about the unusual jobs we
present and during the third lesson they are expected to produce and present a
project on a new unusual job made up by them.
Lesson 1: Usual jobs
• The teacher asks students what jobs they know and explain what the
job is about (regular jobs). The Teacher uses flashcards to guide the
discussion and suggests ideas such as whether people wear uniforms in
their jobs or not, if they work with a lot of people or by themselves, etc.
Students make a chart with the different jobs and the characteristics
they have assigned to each one: place (outdoors, indoors, uniform, with
people, in an office, etc)
• Students are required to get into groups (3/4 students per group). The
teacher presents a poster with different names of unusual jobs, and
assigns one job for each group. Students have to guess what the job
they were given is about and share their ideas with the rest of the class.
While one group presents its job, the other groups are expected to
provide opinions about their classmates guess.
• Round up: Students write down about what a person does in the job
that was assigned to them. They can do it either on a paper or in the
computer room and save it in a “word” document
Lesson 2: Using the web
Students read aloud what they wrote about their assigned job last class.
Groups discuss about other possibilities for odd jobs. They may have to
decide if they agree with their partners’ guess or not, and why.
This part of the lesson is going to take place in the computer room. Students
sit in the computers in the same groups that were formed during lesson 1.
Students follow a Web quest.
• Students are required to follow the steps presented in the web quest
(http://www.zunal.com/webquest.php?w=71298) and prepare the
activities by using not only the resources they will find in the internet
but other tools such as word processor or PowerPoint.
• They will have to prepare a questionnaire and an article on an unusual
job invented by them. In this part of the project they are expected to use
(as revision) grammar structures such as present tenses and questions
forms, apart from basic vocabulary related to jobs they know.
• This may take more than one session, but they can do part of the task at
home as homework and, if any doubt arises, they are allowed to send e-
mails to the teacher in order to solve any problem, before the
presentation of the project.
• Before going back to the classroom, they can exchange their works (no
matter if they are not finished) among their partners to get a brief
feedback on them. Of course, you can have a look at them too!
Lesson 3: Presentation of the project
This is the last part of the project
• Students are taken to the computer room to give their work the final
details, show their teacher the results and solve any doubts they may
have before the presentation.
• Students present the work they have done by following the steps in the
web quest: they will act out a short interview, present the results of the
survey and the imaginary odd job, by using either a PowerPoint
presentation or the usual poster and different pictures or flashcards
• This part is presented orally, and they will be evaluated
• After that, they are required to hand in the project in written format, either in
paper or electronically, in a CD ROM or any other device
• Round up: peer review – the different groups will write an opinion about the
projects, highlighting the weak points and the strong point of a group they
will be assigned. The opinion has to be handed in.
Links to be used:
• www.unusualwaystomakemoney.com/unusualjobs.html - Last Modified:
October 11, 2010 5:27 pm
910226.html - Last Modified: October 11, 2010 5:33 pm
of-the-most-unusual-jobs.html - Last Modified: October 11, 2010 5:38 pm
• http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/unusualjobs/ - Last Modified: October 11,
2010 5:45 pm
• http://www.myunusual.com/downloads/Unusual_JobsC.html - Last Modified:
October 11, 2010 5:58 pm