B1 Shopping language 60 mins This new B1 lesson focuses on shopping but instead of looking at the typical "at a shop" language it will teach your Students the language used for shopping online. There are two lexical tasks, followed by speaking task to reinforce new language items. The video part is about Singles' Day,…

B2/C1 Work skills 60 mins In this lesson plan, your students will try to think what makes them employable. This time, the worksheet is based on two videos: the first one shows a group of professionals answering the question about employability and the second one is a short interview with Tony Walker, Deputy MD from…

B2 Scrum/Project vocabulary 80 mins Agile project management has been the buzzword among software developers for years. Many IT companies use this approach as their work methodology but many non-IT enterprises have started turning towards Agile as well. The most popular Agile approach is Scrum. In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to learn the basics of Scrum, some…

Unconventional career advice

November 28, 2017 1

LEVEL B2/C1 FOCUS Grammar: Giving advice TIME  approx. 60 min (incl. 6 min video) This Business English lesson focuses on career advice. It has been designed for career counselors, but it worked great both with HR people and adult professionals (if you want to do this with young adults without working experience, you must adapt…

LEVEL B2/C1 FOCUS Vocabulary: Describing graphs TIME  90 min (incl. 4 min video) The lesson plan is based on a TED-Ed video titled “How to spot a misleading graph” by Lea Gaslowitz. The aim of the lesson is to teach students vocabulary and structures they can use while describing graphs. The worksheet starts with exercises…

How is bubble gum made

October 25, 2017 0

LEVEL B1 FOCUS Grammar: Present Passive Voice TIME  60 min (incl. 4 min video) This new worksheet instead of being based on TED Talks is based on TV series from Science Channel called How It's Made. The lesson focuses on Present Simple Passive Voice and lets students learn how to use the passive voice to describe…

LEVEL B1 FOCUS Grammar: Indirect Questions TIME  60 min (incl. 2 min video) The lesson plan is based on a short TED-Ed video by Chris Anderson titled “Questions no one knows the answers to”. This time students get a lot of grammar exercises on indirect questions and discuss some daunting questions. First, students have to create…

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Business Vocabulary TIME  60 min (incl. 7 min video) We are back with some business-oriented ESL lesson plan. This time the lesson focuses on Business English collocations. The worksheet is based on Leeron Segal's speech titled "Upgrading management technology" which is a discussion starter and a background for practising proper collocations. The lesson kicks off…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: salary TIME  60 min (incl. 7 min video)   This ESL lesson discusses the thorny issue of pay secrecy and focuses on vocabulary connected with getting paid. TED Talk by David Burkus called "Why you should know how much your co-workers get paid" is the key point of this worksheet that will…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Discussion: agree/disagree TIME  60 min (incl. 12 min video) The lesson plan is based on a TEDTalk titled How to get back to work after a career break by Carol Fishman Cohen and concerns career breaks. The worksheet mainly focuses on speaking. A warm-up exercise is a short general discussion on the idea…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: startup jargon TIME  60 min (incl. 6:30 min video) As most teachers wanted us to prepare more lessons about technology and business, this lesson plan combines both of these worlds as it focuses on startup as a business model. During this TED lesson, students will learn useful jargon from the Silicon Valley and…

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Idioms: Motivation TIME 80-90 min (incl. 7 min video) This time the worksheet is not based on a TED talk but on a Think Big video, in this case Dan Ariely's speech on psychology of motivation at work. This Business English lesson will allow your students to learn and practice 8 idioms…