Unit 12 grade 9: My Future Career – Communication
1. Task 1 Unit 12 Grade 9 Communication
The 4Teen website has launched a forum for teens to discuss their career paths. Read these posts and underline the reasons for their choices. (The 4Teen website has opened a forum for teenagers to discuss their career paths. Read the following posts about their choices)
Tu: People tell me I can sing, so I’m going to enroll in a performing arts school. I hope to become a chamber singer! I will be famous, travel the world and meet different people. I will earn a great amount of money!
Brother: I will become an architect because I like design and architecture. This work is very meaningful. A good architect can improve people’s lives. My mother is a successful architect and the good thing is that she works flexible shifts. I want to be like her.
Positive: I plan to study physics at university. I’ve always been curious about how the natural world works and why. I will become a physicist to find answers to my own questions about the world.
Dzung: I don’t know what to do in the future. But I definitely won’t be a doctor. My sister is studying medicine and she has to study very hard, go to university and work in a hospital. I cannot bear that.
2. Task 2 Unit 12 Grade 9 Communication
Read the posts again. In groups, discuss and decide whose reasons for choosing/not choosing the job you agree with and whose you disagree with. Say why. You can start with the phases below: (Read the posts again. In groups, discuss and decide whose reasons for choosing/not choosing the job you agree with and whose you disagree with. Say the reason. You can start start with the phrases below)
Guide to answer
– I agree with Anh and Duong’s reasons because they choose jobs based on their hobbies. (I agree with Anh and Duong’s reasoning because they choose careers based on their interests.)
– I can’t agree with Tu’s decision because she doesn’t consider her hobbies and dreams. (I don’t agree with Tu’s decision because she doesn’t consider her dreams and interests)
3. Task 3 Unit 12 Grade 9 Communication
a. Work in pairs. Tell your partner about a job you want/don’t want to do in the future. Remember to say why or why not. (Work in pairs. Tell your classmates about the work you want/don’t want to do in the future. Remember to state why or why not)
I’m artistic. I want to become a fashion designer because I like fashion and I think it’s a creative job.
(I’m artistically inclined. I want to be a fashion designer because I like fashion and I think it’s a creative job.)
Guide to answer
I am good at biology and I am interested in wildlife, so in the future I want to become a biologist. Being a biologist, I can protect animals and travel to natural regions. I don’t want to become a businesswomen because I hate the noise of cities and being inside the tall buildings.
(I’m good at biology and really like the wild world, so in the future I want to be a biologist. As a biologist, I can protect animals and go to places. I don’t want to be a businesswoman because I hate city noise and working inside tall buildings)
b. Report your decisions to another pair or to the class. (Report your decision with another pair or in front of the class.)
Guide to answer
Hello every body, now I will tell you about our decisions for the future. I will be a biologist after graduating from university because I love wild world. I hate working inside the cities because it’s too noisy and tarnished. Lan wants to become a doctor so that she can save lots of lives. She decided not to be a teacher because she is not patient enough to work with children.
Hello everyone, now I will tell you about our decisions for the future. I want to be a biologist after I graduate from college because I love the wild world. I hate working in the city because it’s noisy and polluted. Lan wants to become a doctor so that she can save many people. She decided not to be a teacher because she did not have the patience to work with children.
4. Practice Task 1
Choose the correct answer A, B, or c to complete each sentence.
Question 1: When you __________ your destination, your tour guide will meet you at the airport.
A. arrive B. reach C. get D. achieve
Question 2: It can be quite busy here during the tourist __________.
A. season B. phase C. period D. stage
Question 3: Make sure you __________ a hotel before you come to our island, especially in the summer.
A. book B. keep C. put D. buy
Question 4: Most tourist attractions in London charge an admission __________.
A. fare B. ticket C. fee D. pay
Question 5: The hotel where we are __________ is quite luxurious.
A. living B. existing C. remaining D. staying
5. Practice Task 2
Put the verb into the correct form –ing or to …. Sometimes either form is possible.
1. The boy’s father promised …. for the window to be rapaired. (pay)
2. If the company continues …. money the factory may be closed. (lose)
3. Does Sarah know about the meeting? No,I forgot…. her. (tell)
4. The baby began …. in the middle of the night. (cry)
5. Julia has been ill but now she’s beginning …. better. (get)
At the end of the lesson, students need to read about the posts on 4Teen and give their opinion on their career choice decisions, practice talking about the jobs they want to do and don’t want to do in school. future and give reasons for their choice; At the same time, memorize the words in the lesson:
- enroll (v): enroll in school
- make a bundle: earn a lot of money
- designing (v): to design
- meaningful (adj): to have meaning
- curious (adj): curious
- definitely (adv): definitely
- burn the midnight oil: burn the lights through the night (meaning those who work hard, study hard)
- couldn’t stand: unbearable