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ALUMNO PRACTICANTE: Michelle Otero BarnesPerodo de Prctica: SegundoInstitucin Educativa: Instituto Modelo ViedmaDireccin: Maestro Chirinos 169Sala / Grado / Ao - seccin: 7mo gradoCantidad de alumnos: 25Nivel lingstico del curso: Beginners - Elemental

Tipo de Planificacin: ClaseUnidad Temtica: -Clase N: 1Fecha: 16/09/2014Hora: 10:15Duracin de la clase: 50 minutosFecha de primera entrega: 14/09/2014

Teaching points: Simple Present 1 - Jobs

Aims or goals:

During this lesson, learners will be able to

- recognize different jobs - journalist, accountant, shop assistant, undertaker, barman, boatman, etc.

Language focus:

- Simple Present 1 - Jobs



- How to conjugate the verb to be according to the different personal pronoun- am

- is

- are- I am-You-we-they are- He-she-it is- The proper pronunciation of are in British English.


- Talking about jobs- Journalist

- Undertaker

- Shop assistant

- Boatman

- Policeman

- Fireman

- Ambulance man

- Accountant

- Petrol attendant

- Barman

- Taxi driver

- Postman

- School bus driver- He is a policeman, so he combats crime.

- Continuing with Pamela's work, I'll encourage them a british pronunciation of the new words.

Materials and resources: books (New Headway, third edition) and photocopies

Integration of skills: reading and speaking

Seating arrangement: everyone in their sit in six files, one behind the other

Possible problems / difficulties and their possible solutions during the class: The class is sometimes interrupted by other teachers or the headmaster, so students lose motivation for a few minutes as they can't focus their attention on the class. I suppose I could encourage them by making some question like how are you doing? have you finish? have you got any problem? So they concentrate again in their work and remember they are in class and not in break time.

Potential problems students may have with the language: there are students with different levels, so some of the most advanced ones might get bored. Also, there is a group of seven students who work slowly, so many times the activities take more time than the teacher planned.

Assessment: their ability to recognize different jobs. by identifying them through pictures from the book.

Teaching approach? I'm sorry, but what is it exactly? it was never clear to me.

Warm up (5)

Activity 1

- Good morning my students! How are you? Fine? Let's write the date on the board, what day is it today? Ok, Tuesday, and the number? 16th, good.

- How is your day so far? Good? Ok, lets start.

- Ok my dears, what do you know about jobs? Im a teacher, so I teach English to students like you, my mother is a journalist, she writes for a newspaper, and my father is a shop assistant, so he sells things! (meanwhile I show them the two pictures below). But there is a man who has thirteen jobs! Can you believe it? Ill give each of you a copy of the story of this man so we can read it.*

* This would be the warm up, talking about our lives to students to introduce the topic is something I learnt in Didactics.

Development (43')

Activity 2- Let's read about this man, pay attention to the pictures because each of them represent a different job.

The man with thirteen jobs

Seumas McSporran is a very busy man, he is 60 years old and he has thirteen jobs. He is a postman, a policeman, a fireman, a taxi driver, a school-bus driver, a boatman, an ambulance man, an accountant, a petrol attendant, a barman, and an undertaker. Also, he and his wife, Margaret, have a shop and a small hotel. Seumas lives and works on the island Gigha in the west of Scotland. Only 120 people live on Gigha, but in summer 150 tourists come by boat every day. Every weekday Seumas gets up at 6 and makes breakfast for the hotel guests. At 8 he drives the island's children to school. At 9 he collects the post from the boat and delivers it to all the houses on the island. He also delivers the beer to the island's only pub. Then he helps Margaret in the shop. He says: 'Margaret likes busy, too.*** We never have holidays and we don't like watching television. In the evenings Margaret makes supper and I do the accounts. At 10 we have a glass of wine and then we go to bed. Perhaps our life isn't very exciting, but we like it.' What is the source of this text?***This text is in the book New Headway, and the sentence is just written that way "Margaret likes busy too". I knew it was wrong, but I supposed it was an informal expression.Activity 3

- Wow what a busy man! He works all day and night! Well, now lets work with the text, read it again and underline the thirteen jobs the man has.

- Ok, did you find the thirteen jobs? Which are they? Postman, policeman, fireman, taxi-driver, school-bus driver, boatman, ambulance man, accountant, petrol attendant, barman and undertaker. Very good!

Activity 4

- Now look at the exercise below, lets match the two halves of the sentences. (This is an activity made by the teacher in her computer).a. He is a postman so

b. He is an accountant so

c. He is a policeman so

d. He is a fireman so

e. He is a taxi-driver so

f. He is an undertaker so

g. He is a boatman so.

h. He is an ambulance-man so

i. He is a petrol attendant so

j. He is a barman so

1. he drives children to school.

2. he collects the post from the boat.

3. he does the accounts.

4. he works in a graveyard.

5. he transports people.

6. he serves beverages.

7. he transports sick people.

8. he extinguishes fires.

9. he delivers letters.

10. he combats crime.- Ok, lets read the two halves aloud, Ill read the first part and youll read the second part all together. (Then I read each of the first halves and wait for Ss answer).

They already know most of the verbs, and they also have the pictures to figure out the meaning of the sentences.

Activity 5

- Now lets continue working with The man with thirteen jobs! Im going to write some questions on the board, please write them down in your folders and answer them according to the information from the text.

a. Who is Seumas wife?

b. Where does Seumas live?

c. What time does Seumas get up?

d. What does he do at 8 in the morning?

e. Does he help Margaret in the shop?

f. What does Margaret do in the evenings?

g. Does Seumas like his life-style?

- Well, now Im going to read a question and one of you, Ill say who, is going to read the answer, ok? Lets start (and I read one by one each question and I chose a different student each time to read the answer).

Activity 6

- Me: Very good! Now, is your father an accountant?

- S1: Yes, he is.

- Me: Good! Is your mother a shop assistant?

- S2: No, she isn't.

- Me: What does she do?

- S2: She is a chef.

- Me: Very nice!

* the idea of this activity is to start asking questions suddenly, which is something all my English teachers always did. I'll ask a question to each student, of course I didn't write all of them because it would be too long.

Closure (3')

- That is excellent, very good job, well done! Next class well continue working with jobs, good bye! (and I erase the board and leave the classroom).