Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Present Perfect for Past Experiences: Job Interview

(TESOL Worksheets)
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[This is a pair work activity.  One student is the job interviewer, the other student is the prospective employee.  Both students are encouraged to use the present perfect for past experiences during the exercise.  After completing the conversation, students are given the second set of cards, and switch roles.  
After both role plays have been completed, each student is given a blank card in which they must decide on a job, and decide what experience they think is necessary for the job.  They are given some time to write the necessary experience, and then at the end there is a mingling activity where they must talk to as many of their classmates as possible, and decide who is best qualified for their job. (In my experience, it's common for confusion to occur during the last phase of this activity, so it's probably best to model at least one example of choosing a job and deciding the necessary qualifications.  Also during the mingling activity, sometimes students are told they don't necessarily have to give truthful answers when describing their experiences.]


Job Interview
International Business Manager
Student A
You are the interviewer.  It's very important that the new manager:
*has graduated from high school
* has graduated university
*has worked for at last 5 years in a business related job
* has had management experience
* has learned at least one other International language
*has travelled to different countries before


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Job Interview
International Business Manager
Student B
You are applying for a job as an international business manager
You have graduated from high school and university.
You have worked for 10 years as a businessman, but you haven't had any management experience.
You have learned 10 languages, and you have travelled all over the world to several different countries



Job Interview
School Principal
Student A
You are the interviewer.  It's very important that the new principal:
* has graduated from University
* has completed a Masters Degree in Education
* has worked as a teacher for at least 10 years
* has had experience in education management
* has worked in at least 2 different school districts before
* has received awards for education excellence




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School Principal
Student B
You are applying for a job as a school Principal
You have graduated from University.
* You have a Masters Degree in Education
* You have worked as a teacher for 30 years
* You have had some experience in education management.
* You have only worked at one school district your whole life.
* You have never received any awards for education



Now, design your own job.  What job would you like to hire for?  What experience is necessary for the job applicants?
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                When you have finished, walk around the class and interview your classmates.  Decide which one of your classmates you would like to hire for the job.


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Now, design your own job.  What job would you like to hire for?  What experience is necessary for the job applicants?
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                When you have finished, walk around the class and interview your classmates.  Decide which one of your classmates you would like to hire for the job.

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