Task-Based Lesson: How to Describe Professions and Occupations

How to Describe Professions and Occupations

Describe Professions and Occupations Vocabulary


  • Manager
  • Accountant
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
  • Cashier
  • Assistant
  • Bank Teller
  • Doctor
  • Police Officer
  • Professor
  • Receptionist
  • Supervisor
  • Journalist
  • Real State Agent
  • Architech
  • Police Officer
  • Website Designer
  • Translator
  • Engineer
  • It Professional

Lesson Plan: Describe Professions and Occupations

Schema Activation

Describe Professions and Occupations
  1. Teacher shows a collage made up of different professions and occupations.
  2. Student try to identify as many professions as they can.


Task #1

  1. Students make group of  4 to 6 people
  2. Students are sent a wordle made up of professions and activities these professional do
  3. Students try to identify new vocabulary in it
  4. Group leaders do mimics so their groups guess what the words are.
  5. The group with more correct guesses within a minute wins

Task #2 

  1. Students are  divided into two categories: Student A and Student B
  2. Student A is given a list of occupations with a paranthesis
  3. Student B are given one or two responsibilities
  4. Students A have to talk to different students B to complete the matching (Column A)

Task #3 

Describe Professions and Occupations
  1. Student are given a set of question such as:
    • What’s your name?
    • What do you do?
    • Where do you work? 
    • Where is the company located?
    • What are some of your responsibilities?
    • What qualities do you need to do your job?
  2.  Student answer the question using any information they want
  3. Once they are ready, they ask  and answer these questions.

Main Task

  1. Student make groups of 4
  2. They choose a company or create a fictional one
  3. Each member of the group has a job in the company 
  4. once they are ready, they present their company to their classmates by having group to group conversations


Student answer a short quiz created using Google Forms.

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