Task-Based Lesson: How to Describe a Place of Work or Study

How to Describe a Place of Work or Study

Vocabulary and Grammar

  1. Academy
  2. Air Conditioning
  3. Big
  4. Books
  5. Boring
  6. Boss
  7. Building
  8. Business
  9. Cafeteria
  10. Campus
  11. Career
  12. Challenging
  13. Classes
  14. Classroom
  15. Coffee shop
  16. College
  17. Company
  18. Computer Lab
  19. Connection
  20. Courses
  21. Demanding
  22. Department
  23. Education
  24. Enterprise
  25. Environment

  1. Exciting
  2. Facilities
  3. Factory
  4. Finance
  5. Free
  6. Good
  7. Gym
  8. Human Resources
  9. Institute
  10. Institution
  11. Instructors
  12. Interesting
  13. Internet
  14. Lab
  15. Laptop
  16. Library
  17. Located
  18. Location
  19. Major
  20. Marketing
  21. Near
  22. Offer
  23. Office
  24. Organization
  25. Parking Lot

  1. Produce
  2. Professional
  3. Professors
  4. Repetitive
  5. Restaurant
  6. Restroom
  7. Salary
  8. Sales
  9. School
  10. Section
  11. Self-employed
  12. Sell

  1. Service
  2. Small
  3. Staff
  4. Stressful
  5. Study
  6. Teachers
  7. Tough
  8. University
  9. Website
  10. Wifi
  11. Work
  12. Workplace

Sample Language

a place:

  • I work in an office.
  • I work in a school.
  • I work in a factory.

a city/country:

  • I work in Paris.
  • I work in France.

a department:

  • I work in the marketing department.
  • I work in human resources.
  • I work in sales.

a general area/industry:

  • I work in finance.
  • I work in medical research.
  • I work in consulting.

Place of study: I study at UTN. Its a public university. It has 5 campuses in different parts of Costa Rica. I study in Central campus. It is in Alajuela. It has 6 buildings for classes, one for the administrative work, a cafeteria and some recreational areas.

Place of work: I work for Trinito. It is a software designing company. It is in San José. The building has 5 different departments. I work in the sales department. The company produces software for intelligent cellphones.

Lesson Plan: How to Describe a Place of Work or Study

Schema Activation

Task #1

  1. The class starts with a bingo game with words studied
  2. Teacher sends a bingo game created using myfreebingocards.com

Pre-Task

Task #1

  1. Teacher divides the class in two groups.
  2. Group A has a speaking card with questions and Group B has a speaking card with questions
  3. Students pratice asking and answering questions with students

Main-Task

  1. Students make pairs create a collage made up of nine pictures about their place of study or workplace
  2. Once the collage is ready, students have to talk about it with other pair of classmates

Post-Task

  1. Teacher reviews issues with accuracy during the tasks performed today
  2. Students take a short quiz to cover the lessons studied during the past  4 lessons

Lesson Plans

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