Buildling Workplace Vocabulary
Purpose: To practice talking about jobs
- Have students generate a list of jobs.
- Choose two to three job titles and have students suggest typical activities for this type of employment.
- Have students get in groups and pick one job and tell a story about a person, real or fictional. Example: Jenny is an assembly worker. Every day she puts things together. She must work very fast. She does the same job again and again. Sometimes her job is boring.
- Have students illustrate the actions or difficult vocabulary words in the story by drawing stick pictures, cutting pictures out of magazines or taking photos of people on the job.
- Create a simple dialogue where one person asks basic questions about another person’s new job. Then have students practice the dialogue, pretending to be a nurse, or assembly worker or an accountant.
- Practice word processing skills by typing up a story, printing it in large font and making a poster picture story with it.
- Use a workforce Web site, such as www.iseek.org, to find information about average salaries, benefits and educational requirements for each job.