Speech Work: Talking at interviews

Subject : English Grammar


Topic :

Speech Work: Talking at interviews

Class :

Primary  6/ Basic 6


Term :

Third Term


Week :

Week 4

Reference Materials :  .

  • forms filled by the pupils
  • teacher stimulates the sitting arrangement

Instructional Materials :..

  • online materials
  • textbooks



Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of how to write letters



Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • answer questions during interview
  • present a play involving oral interviews with their colleagues.


Content :




Read   this      conversation   silently. Decide how   you would fill in the gaps.     Now read the conversation   to your partner, filling in the gaps.

A: Hello. Thank you for letting me interview you.

B: It’s nice to be here.

A: Can you tell us some facts about yourself?

B: OK. My name is … and my family comes from …… I like school and my best subject is … When I am not at school, I like … best. My favourite … is … When I grow up, I want to be a …

A: Thank you very much.



Practice this with a friend in front of the class.


Work  with a partner. One of you is a teacher and the other a pupil. Act this conversation together. Then change parts.

Teacher: (As he sits down) Good morning. Please sit down.

Pupil: Thank you, (name of teacher). (sits down)

Teacher: What would you like to be when you are grown up?

Pupil: I would like to be a nurse.

Teacher: So, what will you do when you leave Primary School?

Pupil: I will go to the Secondary School and I will work very hard. Then I will go   to college and later work in a clinic or hospital.

Teacher: Why do you want to be a nurse?

Pupil: I would like to be a nurse because I enjoy helping people and looking after   them. I can also work in another country.

Teacher: Well, you must pass your exams first. Are you working hard? Pupil: Yes, I am doing all my class work and homework.

Teacher: Is there anything you would like to ask me?

Pupil: Yes, please. How would my family apply for my entry into the Secondary?







The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

How will you answer the following questions during your interview

  1. what is your name
  2. how old are you
  3. why do you want to come to our school
  4. how do you spend your leisure time
  5. what will you like to become in future

Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written. He or she does the necessary corrections when the need arises.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about Informal letters:



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