Discussion task worksheet: Will It Pay Off?
Relevant competency aims:
- understand, elaborate on and discuss lengthy discourses on general and specialized subjects.
- locate, elaborate on and discuss international educational options and employment options.
Approximate use of time: 25-25 minutes
Possible warm-up activity:
Students may discuss the following questions in pairs of small groups:
- What advice have your family, friends or teachers given you about what you should study?
- In your opinion, which skills will be most in demand in the work place of the future?
Students need read “Will It Pay Off?” (pages 214-217 in E2).
Possible follow-up activities:
The various tasks on page 218 in E2 which allow students to go deeper into the content, structure and language of the “Will It Pay Off” texts. Furthermore, task 8 asks students to compare and contrast the arguments in the text in essay form.