This lesson is based around employability and deals with different factors which contribute to creating a good first impression, such as dress, punctuality and register of speech.  The language focus is the use of should and shouldn’t to give advice, and learners practise giving advice on how to create a good first impression.  There is also the opportunity to consider the formality of different phrases and practise the opening stages of an interview using formal language.

Topic:   Employability

Level:   SfL Entry 2 / SQA National 3 / CEFR  A2

Time:    Approx. 1¼ hours


  • To develop learners’ awareness of how to create a good first impression
  • To give practice of giving advice using should and shouldn’t
  • To develop learners’ awareness of levels of formality when speaking.


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