English Listening Lesson on
 Careers

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THE LESSON ON CAREERS

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Careers. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


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Choosing a career is one of the biggest decisions we make in life. It used to be that we chose only one career. People would start a job when they were 18, 19 or 20 and stay in that same career for life. Their career path was quite straightforward. Nowadays, it is normal for people to change careers, five, six, seven times. New technology and globalization means things change quickly. We need to study and keep up with all the changes. I’ve had four different careers now. I like moving from one job to another. It means life never gets boring. It’s much better to keep learning different things in different careers. I have no idea what career I’ll choose next. Perhaps one that doesn’t even exists today.





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LISTENING GAP FILL

Choosing a career ______________________ biggest decisions we make in life. It used to be that we ______________________ career. People ______________________ a job when they were 18, 19 or 20 and ______________________ same career for life. Their career path ______________________ straightforward. Nowadays, it is normal for people to change careers, five, six, seven times. New technology and globalization means things change quickly. We need to study and ______________________ all the changes. I’ve had four different careers now. I like moving from ______________________ another. It means life ______________________ boring. It’s much better to keep learning different things in different careers. I ______________________ what career I’ll choose next. Perhaps one that doesn’t ______________________ .




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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STUDENT CAREERS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about careers in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about careers for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about careers. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about careers. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. CAREERS POSTER Make a poster about careers. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY CAREERS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on careers. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on careers. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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