Didattica, Inglese

Inglese LS: il CV perfetto secondo Barney Stinson (livello A2-B1)

La seguente è una proposta di attività didattica di lingua inglese rivolta a studenti italiani di livello base-intermedio. L’unità si pone all’interno di un ampio modulo dedicato al mondo del lavoro e al suo linguaggio.
Nello specifico, si propone una serie di esercizi incentrati sul linguaggio dei resume (Curriculum Vitae), sulle sue keywords e sui suoi registri. Come motivazione, si partirà con la visione di un video estrapolato da una puntata della sit-com statunitense How I met your mother.

  1. PRESENTATION

Do you recognize these actors?
They are the main characters of a popular TV show. Which one?
Have you ever watched the show? If so, have you enjoyed it? Why?

2. PRACTICE

a. Watch the video and write down all the words you can get.

b. Now watch it again. During the song part the video displays 4 essential “keywords”. What are they?
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Is there a word that you would not use in a real CV? Why?
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c. Read the text below and fill the gap with the proper word in the box.

Barney: Oh, hello.
Interviewer (fake British accent): Barney Stinson. You’ve achieved great success in ______, athletics and personal relationships, and have been an inspiration to many _____.
Interviewer (fake Scottish accent): What would you recommend to your numerous _______ who want to reach their highest _______?
Barney: The first _____ you need to know about success is that it doesn’t just come to you. Most people _______ success with money and power, but, really, it’s a _____ of mind. The only limit is that _____ are no limits. All my life I have dared to go ______ what is possible.
Interviewer: To the Impossible?
Barney: Actually, past that. To the _____ where the possible and the impossible _____ to become…The Possimpible!
Barney: If I can leave you with one ______, it’s this: nothing and everything is possimpible.

[  place    thought    people    business   admirers    state    thing    potential   past    meet    associate  there ]

3. PRODUCTION

a. Complete the CV sample by using funny and exaggerated information.

RESUME

NAME:

PROFESSION:

Summary of Qualifications

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Work Experience

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Education

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Key Skills

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Languages

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b. Now find a real CV and compare it with Barney’s video resume and your sample.

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