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Дидактический кейс "Jobs and professions ", 10 класс

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Дидактический кейс английский язык 10 класс

Jobs and professions

Vocabulary area: Postman, policeman, fireman, businessman, housewife, a photographer, a head-teacher, a servant, a surgeon, an English teacher, a conductor, a bus driver, a hunter, a bricklayer, a tailor, a tennis-player , a shoemaker, a construction worker,an office worker a dressmaker, a judge, a lacemaker, a lawyer, a weaver, a shop-assistant, a pharmacist a manager, a fashion-designer, a candlemaker, a glovemaker,a businessperson,an accountant, a litter-man, a computer programmer, an architect, a hair-dresser, a nurse, a vet, a baker, an astrologer, an engineer, a dentist, a politician, a musician, a scientist, a cashier, a physician.

Speaking In your opinion what is the most interesting job, and why? Compare your ideas with the class.

What is my job?”

Try to guess the name of the profession.

-I work in an office.

-I type letters and answer the phone.

-I go to court and defend people’s rights.

-I work in a hospital and take care of sick people.

-I work in a school and help people learn.

-You pay me when you buy something at the store.

-I take care of sick animals.

-I put out fires.

-I wear a uniform and a badge.

-I help keep your neighborhood safe.

-I help keep your teeth clean.

-I deliver letters and packages to your home.

Key: secretary, lawyer, doctor or nurse, teacher, clerk or salesperson, vet, firefighter, police officer, dentist, mailman.

Read the adverts. Use the words in red to complete the vocabulary tables

We are looking for…

  • People to work part-time in our busy call centre. Working hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday. You will work in a small team, answering the phone calls and dealing with the public. You will earn $10 an hour. The work is challenging, but fun.

  • We need an experienced receptionist to work full-time in our bank. You will be in charge of the reception desk and your role will be to greet customers and answer queries. Applicants must be able to use a computer. You will work on your own, and will report directly to the manager. Salary negotiable.

  • Labourers nedeed to work on a building site. 35-hour week. Skilled and unskilled workers required. No experience necessary – on-the-job training will be given.

Places to work












answer the 4___________

do manual work

be in 5__________ of…

deal with the 6_________

do paperwork

work on your 7_________

8___________ a computer

work in a 9____________

greet 10____________

Describing the work












Look at the photos. Describe the jobs, using the words in the vocabulary tables in the previous exercise.



Complete the questions with the words in the box.

anything clothes dangerous earn hands homes office outside sell travel

1 Doy you usually work________ ?

2 Do you buy or _________ anything?

3 Do you __________ a lot of money?

4 Do you wear special ________ for your work?

5 ls your job __________?

6 Do you visit people's __________?

7 Do you ________ a lot for work?

8 Do you work with your __________?

9 Do you make __________?

10 Do you work in an ___________?

Game “Guess my job”.Pupils work in pairs. The first student keeps in mind the name of profession. The second student makes questions in order to quess the name of the profession (the answers can be only Yes/No; students can use the list of questions from the previous exercise and think of more questions).

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Well, finish my phrase, please: 
• a good judge should be…. 
• To my mind a good teacher should be… 
• An engineer should be… etc. 

Group work

Ученики делятся на 3 группы по 4 учащихся, и каждая группа получает карточку с заданием.

The task: You should advise your classmate to make the right choice. You should consider the personal qualities of your classmates and the traits of character. Discuss the task in groups.

Card № 1.

wants to be a computer programmer.

What personal qualities should he have?

Card № 2.

wants to be an English teacher

What personal qualities should she have?

Card № 3.

wants to be a journalist.

What personal qualities should she have?

(Ученики выполняют задания в группах 3-4 минуты. Затем отвечают вслух)


Учащиеся слушают учителя, который читает тексты на английском языке, где говорится о разных профессиях. Они должны угадать, о какой профессии идёт речь. Ответы произносят учащиеся, используя выражения:

To my mind this is a profession of…

I think…

It seems to me…

a). This profession reguires special education; the person should be kindhearted, careful, courageous, sensitive to the need of others; should be sympathetic to the pain of other people; should be very handy, devoted to this duty, selfless.

b). This profession requires special education; the person should be king, generous, strict and just; should love children; should possess deep and broad knowledge of a subject; should be responsive, honest, tactful, reserved, patient and tolerant.

c). This trade requires special qualities; the person should be careful; should have quick reactions; should have vision and hearing; should know and observe the traffic rules; should be a good mechanic.

d). This profession requires special education and physical qualities; the person should be very well educated in physics, mathematics, astronomy; should be in a perfect state of health; should have good endurance and the ability to stand great strain and the state of weightlessness; should be courageous and daring.

e). This profession needs special qualities; ability to stand heights or depths, extremes of heat or cold, courage, curiosity, the sense of duty, the ability to risk, good health, devotion to one’s idea, confidence in success.

f). This profession needs the following qualities; enterprise, the ability to foresee, to analyze and to risk; the ability to keep promises; the person should be disciplined, well behaved, communicative; should know foreign languages; to be a good psychologist.

Work with proverbs:

Speaking (A group of students prepared the list of English proverbs, connected with the theme of the lesson. The task is translation end oral explanation)

Pupil 1. A bad workman blames his tools.

Плохой работник всегда винит свой инструмент

A careless or unskilled person blames his tools to excuse himself for bad work, while it is his own carelessness or lak of skill which is really to blame.

Pupil 2. Many hands make light wok.

Когда рук много, работа делается легко(Дружно не грузно а, врозь хоть брось)

A job, duty, everything is to do if many people share the work.

Pupil 3. Action speak louder than words.

Поступки говорят громче, чем слова (Не по словам судят, а по делам)

People can say many things, because talking is easy, but it is more important what a person does than what he says he will do.

Pupil 4.Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Не откладывай на завтра то, что модно сделать сегодня.

You must carry out a lot a task or duty as soon as you can. If you leave it till tomorrow, you may forget about it or not find time to do it and it may never be done.

Pupil 5. Jack if all trades master of done.

Джек на все руки мастер , а ни одним мастерством не владеет.(За все браться ничего не cделать)

A person who works at many trades never becomes really expert at any one of them. If is better to be really skilful at one trade than to have small knowledge of many.

Pupil 6. The early bird catches the worm.

Ранняя птичка словит червяка. (Кто рано встает , тому Бог дает)

The person who get up early to work will be successful:

Those that arrive early at a place have the advantage over the latecomers

Guestions for discussing:

Teacher: – Where can people look for a job? (from the magazines,newspaper advertisements,TV-shops)

Teacher: – What kind of jobs can people have? (full-time, part-time, regular, odd jobs)

Teacher: – Different jobs require different things. What does a job of a teacher require?

(The profession of a teacher requires special education; the person should be kindhearted,

careful, courageous, sensitive to the need of others; should be sympathetic to the pain of other people; should be very handy, devoted to this duty, selfless.)

Teacher: –What does a job of a doctor require? (This profession requires special education; the person should be kindhearted, careful, courageous, sensitive to the need of others)

Teacher: – Who and what can help you to make your choice? (our teachers, parents, friends)

Teacher: – What are the most popular and important jobs at the turn of the century? (Jobs change and new ones are constantly appearing. By reading and talking to people who have different kind of jobs we’ll learn great opportunities. There will be for us. The most popular and important jobs at the turn of the century are designers, WEB designers, interpreters, doctors and others.)

Teacher: Sure. And what is the best way to prepare for any job? (To my mind the best way to prepare for any job is to get a good education – to do well at school and to learn all you can outside of school.)

Teacher: Have you made up your mind what to be in the future? (It is difficult for me to give a definite answer. As the years passed I changed my mind a lot of times about which science or field of industry to specialize in. It’s not easy to choose one of hundreds jobs to which I might be better suited.)

Read the puzzle. What is the answer?


Comlete the sentences with the jobs in the box.

Labourer midwife mechanic nurse plumber surgeon architect

1 A ____________ repairs car engines.

2 An _____________ designs buildings.

3 A _______________ looks after children.

4 A ______________ performs operations.

5 A _____________ is an agricultural worker.

6 A ___________ is a person,  who is trained to assist women in childbirth.

7 A _____________ is a person that installs and repairs pipes and plumbing.

Which of them are supposed to be men’s and women’s work?


In many ways, David Cunningham is a stereotypical Scottish man. In his free time, he plays golf, goes to football matches, and meets his friends in the local pub, all the things you'd expect a young, active man to do. And like many men, he isn't very good at housework. He's untidy, hardly ever hoovers and he's never cooked a meal in his life. However, one thing about him does not fit this stereotype: his job. David Cunningham is a midwife.

Although some women are surprised when they find out tha their midwife is a man, David has a good reputation in the part of Scotland where he works. In his opinion, it's because of the way he carries out his duties. 'I really care about the women that I look after' he says. He gets on well with the husbands too. 'Having another man there calms them,'he explains. And many of them feel more comfortable asking a man questions.'

'I've been qualified for fourteen years and I've delivered hundreds of babies,' says David, who used to be a coal miner. 'There are only five or six male midwives ih Scodand. When I started, I expected more men to join the profession, but the number hasn't really changed. People still see it as a job which only women do.'


Base 34 is a new garage in Montpellier, in the south of France. Customers who take their cars there for repairs may be surprised to find that all the employees are women.

When Herve Malige advertised for women who wanted to become mechanics, he received 120 aplications. After tests and interviews, he chose fifteen. They included a nurse, a secretary, a beauty therapist and two flight attendants. They all wanted a chance to work in this traditionally male envitonment.

I think a lot of people instinctively trust women more. And female customers might feel more comfortable with somebody who doesn't treat them as if they don't understand anything!'

Altrough most car mechanics are still men, the situation is gradually changing. Men are starting to leave the profession, and women are joining it. Why? In a word, technology. In the past, being a mechanic was a physically tough and dirty job. Now, cars are much more complicated than they used to be. You need patience and intelligence to work out the problem is, not strength. Many people believe that this makes the job more suitable for women than for men.

Are the sentences true or false? Correct the false sentences.

1 David Cunningham does not have the same hobbies as most other men in Scotland.

2 Most women that David has worked with think that he is good at his job.

3 David gets on well with the women but not with their husbands.

4 David is not very experienced in his work.

5 There are not many male midwives in Scotland, but the number is increasing.

5 What is surprising about Base 34 is that no men work there.

7 Fifteen women applied to work at the garage.

8 The women had different jobs before working at the garage, but wanted a change.

9 The job of mechanic is changing because cars are getting simpler.

10 Many people think that there will be more female car mechanics in the future.

Find the phrasal verbs(1 -5) in the texts. Match them with the definitions( a-e).

1 find out a deduce

2 carry out b care for

3 look after c do

4 get on well/badly with d learn, discover

5 work out e have a good/bad relationship with

Read the three job advertisements. Which job did Callum apply for?


Now listen to the dialogue. Sarah is being interviewed for a job. Look at the table. What questions do you think he asked Sarah? Fill in the table:



Applying for



Available to start training

Interviewer: Good morning, please take a seat. It’s Sarah Hodgkins, isn’t it?

Sarah: Yes, that’s right.

Interviewer: Is that H-O-D-G-K-I-N-S?

Sarah: Yes, it is.

Interviewer: … and how old are you, Miss Hodgkins?

Sarah: I’m 21, but I’ll be 22 in two weeks’ time.

Interviewer: Nearly 22. Ok, that’s fine. Now, you’re applying for the flight attendant training course, is that right?

Sarah: The training course. Yes, that’s right.

Interviewer: OK. And what relevant experience do you have?

Sarah: Well, I haven’t worked in the tourist industry before, but I’ve got a lot of experience of dealing with the public. I’ve been working as a hotel receptionist for the last two years.

Interviewer: Oh right! Well, I’m sure the skills you’ve acquired as a receptionist would be very useful for carrying out new duties. So what other qualities do you have that would make you a good flight attendant?

Sarah: Well, I think I have very good common sense and communication skills. I get on well with people.

They say that I’m reliable too and I’m also a really good organiser. Yes, I’m really organised.

Interviewer: Well, it’s definitely important for a flight attendant to be organised. There can be a lot to do in a very short time on a flight! Now, if you are selected, you will have to complete a two-month training course. When would you be available to start?

Sarah: Well, I have to give my current employer one month’s notice, so I would be available from about 1st April.

Interviewer: 1st April would be fine. Well, thank you for coming, Miss Hodgkins. You’ll receive a letter in about a week to let you know if you have been successful.

Sarah: Thank you very much. Goodbye.

Now when you’ve finished filling the table tell me please what kind of person can work as a flight attendant?

Well done! I want you to remember one very good saying: if you love your work you’ll never work a day in your life. It is very important to make a right choice! Be very careful and mind your wishes and abilities. And then your job will bring you satisfaction and joy.

Work in pairs. Imagine the first student is a manager in the company, searching for qualified worker. The second student is an applicant. Plan an interview. Act out your dialogue to the class. The class votes on whether the applicant gets the job!

What factors are important while choosing a career? Take these cards and try to continue the sentence. Stick on the blackboard.

I think the most important…

First of all I think about…

is (are) also very important.

Choosing a career I shouldn’t forget about…

Most of the teenagers think about…

It’s important for us to remember about…


-my skills and experience

-my interests

-my personal qualities

-my further education

-my parents’ opinion


-the things I am good at


Teacher: Now you will work in groups. Read the different texts how four young men decided on their career and then answer “Why the young men choose the profession?”

1st group

"Why did the young man choose the profession?"

John Andrews had to wear glasses ever since he was a small boy. So, shortly before the time when he was to leave school, his parents suggested that he might train to be an optician, John didn't have any strong feelings about what he warned to do, so he agreed and started a course of training with the intention of becoming an optician. He found the work interesting, and did not have any trouble in qualifying at the end of the course.

After graduating he applied for a number of jobs and managed get one in the town where he lived.

2nd group

"Why did the young man choose the profession?"

All his life Edward had lived with his parents in a big city, but he had always loved the country, and he was particularly interested in science, so when he finished school he decided to go to an agricultural college and learn how to be a farmer.

3rd group

"Why did the young man choose the profession?'

To study to become a nurse in England, one has to pass t certain examinations. Then, after quite a long course of practical and theoretical study, one has to pass more examinations. Timothy Lloyed, whose parents were both doctors, had always wanted to work in medicine. Later at school, Timothy was particularly interested in science, especially biology. Since he was more interested in practical things, he wanted to become a nurse. He was gentle he believed that people should help one another, and he was not afraid of blood, so he was a boy whose teachers all agreed would make an excellent nurse.

4. The favourite subject at school for Ted Hughes [hju.z] was Geography, because he had always wanted to travel. He studied various parts of the world so that he could feel as if he knew them a little. Ted liked children and was always ready to have a joke with them.

So after finishing school he decided to be a teacher. He finished teachers training college and became a teacher of Geography in a primary school.

G1: John Andrews decided to become an optician because he had to wear glasses all his life.

G2: Edward decided to become a farmer because he had always loved the country and he was interested in science.

G3: Timothy Lloyed decided to become a nurse because he was interested in science, biology. He believed that people should help one another.

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