Открытый урок The World of Jobs. 8-й класс

  • Мякишева Светлана Валерьевна, учитель английского языка

Цели и задачи:

  • Образовательные: актуализация знаний и умений
    устной речи по пройденному материалу темы “Мир
  • Развивающие: развитие логического и
    ассоциативного мышления, умение
    систематизировать и обобщать полученные знания.
  • Воспитательные: воспитание культуры общения,
    развитие познавательной активности.
  • Практические: формирование и развитие навыков
    монологической речи; активизация лексики;
    аудирование незнакомого текста с последующим
    заполнением таблицы; расширение лексического
    запаса; активизация грамматических навыков в
    письменной речи (сослагательное наклонение),
    умение написать эссе.

Оснащение урока: учебник английского языка для
8 класса О.В. Афанасьевой, И.В. Михеевой В.Н.,
Enterprise 3 (pre-intermediate), Express Publishing, PET Practice Tests Plus 2, Pearson
Longman, аудиомагнитофон, DVD-плеер, раздаточный

Ход урока

I. Организационный момент.

Good morning, pupils. Sit down, please. Today we’re going to speak about jobs and
professions of the century, revise some grammar material (Conditionals Types 1,2,3),
listen to the texts and do the task after the text including filling in the table and
learn how to write down an essay.


Now I’m going to ask you a few questions. Let’s get started. Open your books
and let’s check your home task, exercise 62, page 37. Give
names to the descriptions of these jobs:

  • a person whose job is to help people with the law or talk for them in court;
  • a person whose business is to buy, sell or look after houses/land for people;
  • a person who does work to improve bad social conditions and help people in need;
  • a person who welcomes or deals with people arriving at a hotel, at a place of business,
    visiting a doctor;
  • a person trained to look after sick animals;
  • a person whose job is to work with electricity;
  • a person who prepares or organizes a newspaper, periodical or book;
  • a person who studies chemistry, a, scientist who specializes in chemistry;
  • a person who makes and sells medicines;
  • a person who owns a travel agency or works there and whose business is to arrange

Keys: a lawyer, an estate agent, a social worker, a receptionist, a
vet, an electrician, an editor, a chemist, a pharmacist, a travel agent.


Choose the correct adjectives to complete the sentences and characterize the
occupations mentioned.

1. Linda says that teaching is a very … and … profession. 2. Last year John gave up
a really … business career and came to some remote area to become a farmer. 3. — You
are not going to tell me that the life of an engineer is not as … as the life of an
architect. — Well, I spend a lot of time travelling. Sometimes five or six hours a day
in my car. It’s very … . 4. People who work as firemen should be brave as their job is
very … . 5.1 have always thought that any job in the theatre is very …. 6. People who
work as accountants love numbers but I think that working with numbers is very …. 7.
Careers of fashion models are very … nowadays. 8. Can you agree that the jobs of
photographers, writers and journalists are … ? 9. Jobs of plumbers and carpenters can be
characterized as … .

Keys: 1.patient, careful, 2.prosperous, 3.creative, boring,
3.tiring, 4.dangerous, 5.creative, exciting, 6.tiring, monotonous, 7.popular, prestigious,
8.well-paid, 9.exhausting.

IV. Let’s move on to Comprehension.

1. Listen to the instructions.

  1. How many questions are there? (six)
  2. Whom will you hear? (a man called Toby)
  3. What will he talk about? (his job as an engineer with a company called Atkins
  4. What do you have to do? (put a tick in the correct box for each question)
  5. How many times will you hear the recording? (twice)


2 Read the questions and make guesses about what you will hear.

Which of the following questions do you think the interviewer will ask Toby? Put a tick
(V) next to them.

  1. Is there anything about the job that you don’t like?
  2. Why aren’t you working at present?
  3. What do you hope to do in the future?
  4. Is your job what you expected?
  5. Did you want to be an engineer when you were at school?
  6. How long have you worked for Atkins Engineering?
  7. What is your opinion of the people you work with?
  8. What kind of work do you do?
  9. What do you like best about the job?
  10. Why isn’t engineering a very popular occupation with young people?

You will hear a man called Toby Merchant talking on the radio about his job as an
engineer with a company called Atkins Engineering. For each question, put a tick in the
correct box. You now have 45 seconds to look at the questions for Part 2.

Now we are ready to start. Listen carefully. You will hear the recording twice.

Interviewer: On Jobwise this week, Toby Merchant is going to talk about his job.
Welcome Toby. Toby: Thank you.

Interviewer: Now you work for a large engineering company called Atkins
Engineering. How long have you been there?

Toby: I’ve worked there for three years. While I was at university I worked for a
small company during the holidays. And when I left university they offered me a job. I
stayed there for six months and then I succeeded in getting a much better job at Atkins

Interviewer: What kind of work do you actually do?

Toby: Most people in my company work on motorways and road-building. But since I
started here I’ve spent all my time working on the new airport. We haven’t finished the
designs yet, so building won’t start for a while. In the future, I’d really like to work
on something smaller like houses and flats.

Interviewer: And do you enjoy your job? Is it what you expected?

Toby: I do enjoy it and no, it’s not really what I expected. I thought I’d spend
most of my time in the office designing buildings and roads and bridges. I was surprised
to find that I actually spend a lot of my time discussing things with other people. I work
very closely with architects, for example. And I’m mostly outside, away from the office.

Interviewer: Sounds interesting. It’s not a very popular occupation though, is it?
Why is that do you think?

Toby: Most people know that engineers earn a good salary, so it’s not that. No,
it’s because young people think it’s not going to be interesting. But I find it a very
exciting job. And there are lots of opportunities for both men and women.

Interviewer: Are there any disadvantages to the job?

Toby: Well, some people don’t like the long hours. That doesn’t worry me because I
love my work. What I find difficult is that I can’t plan my free time. Sometimes there’s
an emergency or I have to travel to talk to someone. But I always look forward to going on
holiday – we have six weeks off a year so I can’t really complain!

Interviewer: Did you always want to be an engineer?

Toby: I was always good at maths and science at school. My father’s an architect
and he was keen for me to do that but I wanted to do something different so I was thinking
of becoming a doctor. But I got a job on a building site after I left school and decided
to be an engineer.

Interviewer: Thank you, Toby, for coming to talk ….

Now listen again.

Answer the questions to the text.

  1. Where did he work while he was at university? (for a small company)
  2. Where did he work when he first left university? (for the same small company)
  3. Where did he get a job six months later? (at Atkins Engineering)
  4. Is he working on the airport now? (Yes)

You will hear a man called Toby Merchant talking on the radio about his job as an
engineer with a company called Atkins Engineering. For each question, put a tick in the
correct box
. (See Handout№1)

Keys: 8-C, 9-C, 10-A, 11-B, 12-B, 13-A.

V. Let’s move on to Grammar. See Handout №2


  1. can/may/will go – Type 1
  2. had finished – Type 3
  3. were – Type 2
  4. wouldn’t have bitten – Type 3
  5. feel – Type 1
  6. lived – Type 2
  7. wouldn’t have got into – Type 3
  8. took-Type 2
  9. misses – Type 1
  10. had tried – Type 3

VI. Read the text below “Becoming a costume designer” and choose the correct word
for each space.
See Handout № 3

Keys: 1 B, 2 D, 3 B, 4 C, 5 C, 6 A, 7 D, 8 A, 9 D, 10 B

VII. Let’s practice some writing.

Here are some sentences about a journalist. See Handout №4

For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first.
Use no more than three words.

Write only the missing words on your answer sheet.


0. Jake became a journalist when he left school.

Jake has been a journalist …. he left school.


0 since


Keys: 1 so, 2 well, 3 has worked, 4 buy, 5 is

VIII. Read the composition and fill in to begin with, furthermore, however, firstly
and in addition to this.

Then list the advantages and disadvantages of the job. See Handout №5


Keys: 1. Firstly/To begin with, 2. Furthermore/In addition to this, 3. However, 4.
Firstly/To begin with, 5. Furthermore,/In addition to this.

IX. Read the table, then listen to the tape and fill in the missing information.

See Handout№6

Tapescript: Tricky Jobs

Teacher: As a part of our careers’ advice week we have two
guests with us here today to tell us a bit about their work. Our first speaker is Miss
Rachel Banner who’s going to talk about her work as a news reporter.

Miss Banner: Thank you for inviting me here today, Mr
Peacock. Well, first of all, I’d like to say that one of the best things about being a
news reporter is that it’s so exciting. I get to travel around the world and meet lots of
people. My job is interesting too. The news stories I do are different every day, so it
never gets boring. Of course, there are disadvantages — as there are with any job. It is
often very stressful as we have to do everything in a very short time. It can be
dangerous, too, because we often have to work in places where there are wars.

Teacher: Thank you Miss Banner. Next we have Dr Geoff Chalmers
who is a surgeon at Branston City Hospital. Thank you for coming, Dr Chalmers.

Doctor: Thank you. Well, I must admit that I am very well paid, but
there’s a good reason for that: the job needs a lot of skill, and for that you need to
spend many years studying. It’s a very rewarding job too as it’s great being able to save
people’s lives. Unfortunately, there are also a couple of things that I don’t like much
about my job. Firstly, it is tiring because we work long unsteady hours. It can also be
stressful as you are responsible for people’s lives.

Teacher: Thank you Dr Chalmers. Now, if you have any questions






Travel around and meet lots of people

The news stories I do are different every day





Have to do everything in a very short time

Often work in places where there are wars



Well paid



The job needs a lot of skill

It’s great being able to save people’s lives

<Рисунок 4>

X. The lesson is coming to the end and I’d like to put you marks for
your work…

Writing (advantages and disadvantages)

Before writing a composition about the advantages and disadvantages of
a certain topic you should make a list of the good and bad points, giving reasons for each
one. Start your composition by briefly stating the topic, then present the points for and
against in two separate paragraphs, giving reasons. End your composition by restating the
fact that the topic has both advantages and disadvantages. Remember to use appropriate
linking words (e.g. furthermore, to start with, also, what is more, on the other hand,
in conclusion,
etc). Also begin each paragraph with a topic sentence (a sentence which
summarizes what the paragraph is about).


Home task: you are to write an article for your school magazine about
the advantages and disadvantages of being either a reporter or a surgeon. Use the notes
and the plan below to write your article. The beginning and ending as well as the
linking words/phrases have been written for you.

Приложение №1,

Приложение №2,

Приложение №3,

Приложение №4,

Приложение №5,

Приложение №6

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