Choosing a Career & Career Trends (Advanced Lesson Plan)

ESL/EFL Level: Advanced
Lesson Topics:  Choosing a career, career trends, top jobs in the U.S.
Skill Focus
: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary
Approximate Class Time: 1.75 hours
Lesson Plan Download: career-choices-lesson-advanced-092022.docx
Lesson Overview:

  • The reading passage discusses career pathing based on personality type, career trends, and the top jobs in the U.S. in 2022.
  • Speaking activities include a speech, a debate about checking the social media profiles of job applicants, and four role-plays.
  • All lessons come with warm-up questions, comprehension questions, a vocabulary section, and discussion questions.

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ADVANCED Lesson on Career Choices: Warm-up (Pair Work)

  1. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  2. What was your first job?
  3. The below article lists the ten best jobs in the U.S. (2022) based on employer demand and salary. Try to guess what jobs might be on the list.

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