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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Understanding Goal 8

The 8th Goal of the 2030 Agenda  promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Let's watch the video in order to understand this goal better.

Participate. Understand Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth (CC BY-SA)

Answer  the following questions:

  • How do you define decent work?
  • Does anybody deserve to have equal and safe conditions?
  • What does the population get with economic growth ?

Now, read the following article which belongs to the United Nations and is not  adapted. Skim it and  scan it.

You will skim the reading  to grasp the main idea and you will scan the reading to get the specific  information that call your attention.


The main idea of the article is :


Specific information that called my attention:

  • ___________________________________________________________________________________________
  • ___________________________________________________________________________________________
  • ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Here you can download the handout for the students to write their answers in odt or pdf.

Support local economic growth

Did you know that...

Do you know that...
Geralt. Did you know that... (Pixaby License)

if you buy  from local producers, you will support local economic growth.

If you are a  conscious consumer you will not (won't ) hurt people or the planet.

To practice the zero and first conditional, here you have a short grammar explanation and some activities.

In pairs, think and debate about some ideas to support local economic growth in your area by using the first conditional.

Have you ever done a job interview?

For getting a job, it is very important to do a good job interview. Have you ever done one?

Here you have an example of a job interview.

Briya classes. Job interview (Licencia estándar de YouTube)

Watch the  video again and take notes of all the questions were asked.

  • What job is the lady applying for?
  • Do you think that she answers properly all the questions?  Why yes or why not?
  • What will you improve in the interview?
  • Are you ready to do one?

Task 2: Job Interview

Are you ready to have your job interview?

Mohamed_hassan. Job interview (Pixaby License)

In pairs, you have to record a video interview. It is essential to edit it with subtitles in English. In order to do so, you can use capcut, Wevideo and Kdenlive.

Here you have some tips to do an excellent job:

  1. Do not forget to test your technology before starting.
  2. Dress for success.
  3. Set the stage for a distraction-free video interview.
  4. Be well-prepared (try to memorise all the questions).
  5. Maintain good eye contact and body language.
  6. Project and pause.
  7. End the video interview with appreciation.

Watch  the following video to review your intonation when doing questions. Then, you will be ready!

Laurensenglishcorner. Intonations in questions up or down (Licencia estándar de YouTube)

Don't forget that the rubric to assess a job interview will help you know how to do a great job (download in editable odt format, download in pdf).

Learning Diary

Now, write in your learning diary your reflections.

Here you have also some questions to answer:

  • What did I learn?
  • What was new to me?
  • Was there something that changed my views and why?
  • What did I not understand?  Why?
  • What was more difficult for me? Why?
  • What was easier for me? Why?
  • What do I think about learning English by using ICT?

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