This lesson is related to employability and focusses on the language and skills needed to understand a payslip.  There is also the opportunity develop speaking and listening skills through a role-play querying unpaid overtime. 

Topic:   Employability

Level:  SfL Entry 3  / SQA National 4 / CEFR B1

Time:   Approx. 1½ hours


  • To give practice of scanning a payslip for specific detail
  • To develop learners’ vocabulary related to pay
  • To give practice of discussing a problem with an employer.


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