Level: minimum high beginner, no maximum
Exercise specialized vocabulary and expressing opinions.
Interview classmates to compare and contrast cultural and personal perspectives on assessing the social values of different professions and occupations.
A matrix template with a job column at far left, and a column for each class member's opinioned rank is especially helpful. Dictionary use should be permitted.
- Either brainstorm with the class or use the job titles below to fill in the matrix job column.
- Students first spend some time alone assigning a rank number to each job on the list. No ties among jobs are permitted.
- Students interview each other in pairs to discuss and complete their respective columns.
- When all the student interviews are complete, students report how they used their dictionaries and what new terms they learned, and then students are invited to share in a whole class discussion any insights or debates from their interviews.
Suggested Profession/Occupation List:
- taxi driver
- police officer
- sales person
- garbage collector
- wait staff
- call center staff