Jobs and Present Simple 1 (LPO1)

Teaching targets (varies based on levels)

Verbs: to write, to explore, to help, to work

Nouns: Doctor, Farmer, Author, Scientist, Astronaut, Teacher, Earth, Stars, Moon, Space.

Question: What does a ____ do? Where does a _____ work?

Sentences: A scientist _______ things happen. A _____ works on a _____.

*vocabulary in italics is for lesson 2

Lesson Plan

​1. Hello Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

2. Recap last session's target language / 5 minutes

Take out the flashcards from the last session and see who remembers the words or phrases

3. Story: (The Jobs Bus) / 10 minutes

With these two lessons, we are focusing on teaching vocabulary related to jobs and also the present simple tensesIt would be a nice idea to ask the STs what they would like to be when they grow up and why. Also what is the best thing they like about their favorite job. eg: I want to be an astronaut because I like to explore. The Jobs Bus book has tons of various jobs and where they happen. ex: A farmer works on a farm. A police officer works in a Police Station.                              

Read through the book, concentrate on encouraging repetition of your target words and or phrases. Give time for the STs to see all the details in the pictures.

                               4. Game / 15 minutes

                           Introduce the flashcards one by one, displaying each one on the wall.                                               Encourage the group to repeat the words several times as they are                                                  introduced.This can be done before or after the story.

                             Play some vocabulary integration games to make it fun and enhance word                                    retention. Example FC game…


Charades! You may ask STs to stand and explain through actions what they want to be when they grow up and the rest of the class can guess. Ex: A doctor can act out as if he is checking someone's temperature or operating on someone.


For older groups, now drill down to aim at the target language listed next to Extra Traction and, according to the level, Extra Prep. above.


5. Song / 10 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

Recommended for groups under 8 years. Older groups can move straight onto the individual activity time.

Song link/video.










6. Individual activity/ 10 - 20 minutes

The aim of this section in the session is to spend time with each ST individually. Encourage each ST to either repeat vocabulary and sentences or to produce them independently, depending on their level.

Initiation HO: can be used for colouring as you interact with each ST individually or, for olders, explain and request that they follow the instructions for the exercise.


7. Recap / 5 minutes

Briefly, have STs recall the vocabulary they just learned.


8. Goodbye Song / 5 minutes (recommended for younger groups)

Remember to consult our level guideline regularly to ensure the best progression for your groups.

Carnet de Voyage

The parents have access to the Carnet de Voyage from the beginning of term so that they can accompany their children to discover, progress and enjoy English. Teachers are advised to check the Carnet de Voyage each time to ensure the content reflects the session content you are planning to use.