Completing People and the economy: Jobs Worksheet 2
- Write farmer, teacher, textile worker, fisherman, car worker and doctor on the board. See if the class can say where they all work. If they don’t remember, remind them and start again.
- Ask the children to do Activity 1. They separate the words, write the jobs and then write where each one works.
Answers: 1. doctor – in a hospital; 2. car worker – in a car factory; 3.fisherman – on a boat; 4. textile worker – in a textile factory; 5. teacher – in a school; 6. farmer – on a farm
Invisible writing. ‘Write’ one of the jobs on the board with your finger. Do it slowly and encourage the children to call out the job you are ‘writing’. The children can then continue in small groups. They can write the jobs on their desks with their fingers.
- Write the plural form of the six jobs on the board (draw attention to the irregular fishermen). Describe one of them and encourage the children to say which job you are talking about. Don’t mention the place where they work but try to use the words in Activity 2, making sure the children understand everything: Teacher: You see this person when you are sick. They usually wear white clothes. Class: Doctors. Teacher: They grow vegetables. They have got cows and pigs and other animals. They get up very early in the morning. Class: Farmers.
- Ask the children to do Activity 2.
Answers: 1-doctors; 2-teachers; 3-textile workers; 4-car workers; 5-fishermen; 6-farmers
Draw an object related to one of the jobs and encourage the children to call out the job, eg books, school (teacher); cow, pig, cereal (farmer). Continue with the other jobs. Invite some of the children to draw pictures related to the jobs on the board.
- Tell the children what your job is, where you work and what you do, eg I am a teacher. I work in a school. I teach. Highlight teacher, school, and teach. Draw a table on the board with three columns and label them Who, Whereand What. Write jobs in the first column and elicit the workplace and what they do to complete the table, eg:
- Elicit sentences from the children using the information in the table, eg Teachers work in schools. They teach. Doctors work in hospitals. They look after people.
- Write under the table: _____________work __________. They____________. This provides a model to help the children to complete Activity 3.
- Ask the children to write sentences following this model.
Answers: a. Doctors work in hospitals. They look after people. b. Teachers work in schools or universities. They teach. c. Textile workers work in textile factories. They make clothes. d. Car workers work in car factories. They make cars. e. Fishermen work on boats at sea. They catch fish. f. Farmers work on farms. They grow vegetables and have got animals. Extension activity Ask the children to look at the six jobs in Activity 2 and point out that they are divided into three groups of two. Ask them why the jobs go together. Elicit their ideas. They can say the jobs in L2 and explain why they belong to the different groups in L1. Elicit the three groups you are interested in by asking them some questions, eg Which two jobs take things from the earth or the sea? Farmer and fisherman. Explain that there are two jobs that make or change (manufacture) things. Which two jobs are these? Textile worker and car worker. Elicit the two remaining jobs: doctor and teacher. Explain that there are three main economic sectors: the primary sector, the secondary sector and the service sector. The jobs that take things from the earth belong to the primary sector. The jobs that make or change things belong to the secondary sector. The jobs that offer a service (like teaching or medical care) belong to the service sector. Elicit other jobs for the different sectors. The children can then draw a table in their notebooks and draw pictures of the different jobs: Primary sector – take things from the earth or the sea – farmer or fisherman Secondary sector – make or change things – car worker or textile worker Service sector – do things for other people – teacher or doctor