The main idea is to, yes you guessed it, LAND A JOB.
In other words, take part in a recruitment process. But it is not a normal recruitment proces… Oh no!
You can play in threes (2 candidates and 1 recruiter) or in fours (2 recruiters and 2 candidates).
In the simplest version:
Candidates come to an interview and receive 7 skill cards (eg “I can sing lullabies”, “I have unlimited patience”, “I’m ambidextrous”, “I communicate with animals”).
The recruiter then draws a job position from a set of 50, eg “an ostrich babysitter”.
Candidates have a moment to prepare for the interview: from the 7 Skill Cards they’ve received, they now must choose two that they think will fit their chosen profession and explain why. Then they have to answer the recruiter’s questions and “sell” themselves by describing and building on the two skills cards.
The recruiter chooses the better candidate. They get a point and students swap roles.
In the medium and hardest version, the round is longer, because there are more cards and tasks to perform. It also requires more creativity and more interaction between participants.
I offer different packs to fit the needs of different teachers. I also wanted to create materials for all so some are cheaper and some more expensive.
MINI PACK – the buyer receives 4 types of worksheets (over 60 pages) and instructions (15 pages) on how to use them. Since 50 different jobs were exclusively drawn for Land That Job – Teach Creativity in English, I was able to create a plethora of materials for practicing creativity and critical thinking! More on the content below,
MEDI PACK – the buyer receives the Land That Job game and all materials needed to conduct the round. (skills cards, action cards, job cards etc). More on the content below.
MAXI PACK – the buyer gets both materials from the MINI and MEDI Packs. This allows them to use the full potential of all materials. They can use materials from the MINI Pack for warm-ups or coolers and the MEDI pack for the main body of the class. The more you juggle the materials, the more your students learn! Especially since there is a lot of critical thinking involved and creativity is needed.
It can because it forces students to think, reflect, and discuss issues in-depth. In addition, the students have to prepare well to match a crazy skill they picked to an equally crazy profession and “sell” themselves during a job interview.
All the materials below are primarily based on practicing speaking skills – communicating with one or more people. However, you won’t find familiar questions “Do you like ice cream?” or “What do you do in your spare time?”
Land That Job is probably the first game on the Polish market with which you can practice 4 key 21st century skills :
– critical thinking
Thanks to these skills, your students: young people or adults will function better at school or at work and use ENGLISH much better!
In Land That Job, English is a tool that enables real communication: conversation, exchanging views, “fighting” for a job.
All the materials have been designed to primarily practice speaking skills. Writing skills come into play in the hardest version of the game.
– conduct very dynamic conversational classes;
– allow students to practice: sharing opinions, disagreeing with (a) partner(s), interrupting, summarizing, asking questions;
– help the students to be able to better describe “themselves” and “their skills”;
– force students to think more outside the box and analyze things in a deeper manner;
– stimulate your and your students’ imagination
– use 4 key 21st Century skills
– practice the job interview process in a very creative way
– prepare students for interviews by familiarizing them with typical questions
– practice vocabulary related to describing oneself and one’s skills
– practice vocabulary related to describing one’s duties
– practice grammar e.g. Present Simple vs Present Perfect or Past Simple vs Past Perfect
– use the game when discussing WORK related topics from course books
You don’t have to come up with creative and unconventional activities. I did it for you
All you need is to read the attached e-books, print the materials you want to use in the classes, and you can go crazy
MINI PACK – worksheets can be easily displayed on the screen (3xO, Discuss This!). The Job Fair can also be divided and sent to students as a separate pdf for online preparation and practice.
MEDI PACK – the game was designed to play off-line , but it can be adapted to be played online. Unfortunately, it will take some time.
You can save the 60 skill cards in e.g. a randomizer or Wordwall, send a link to students and ask them to generate skills in a given round.
You can use open the box on Wordwall to generate job positions.
As you can see, it is possible – but it is a bit more difficult
The hero of this website, Land That Job – Teach Creativity in English , will certainly be the perfect choice . (MEDI Pack)
In this game, it is quite a feat to match (often crazy) skills to a (crazy) profession and sell oneself accordingly to the recruiter. And if you add creating one’s own character into the mix and/ or using the action cards as an extra tasks, then you have quite the fun (and challenge).
Critical thinking materials are primarily in the MINI PACK:
3xO & Y? – Why doesn’t the job fit in with the rest? What distinguishes it? Which professions have common elements, why? In Critical Thinking , it is important to grade, evaluate, and consider why something can be assigned the way it is. This material will be perfect for that
Let’s Discuss This! – everyone has the right to have a different opinion, but they must explain why and provide arguments. Professions and questions give food for thought. There are no easy answers!
Creative Matching – Attempting to create a name of the profession from a jumble of words and then matching it with the definition. Double dose of CT!
If you want to “force” both creativity and critical thinking during your classes, the MAXI package will be for you.
Not yet… At some point, I will translate the professions and all the cards, so that a different language version could be created. Can you translate my game into a different language? Let me know 🙂
All instructions for the game are described in English, and the game is also to be played in English.