B2 Houses 60 mins This ESL lesson plan is based on a short video entitled “This Couple Lives In A Bus To Escape Chicago's High Cost Of Living”. As the title of the video suggests, it is connected with less conventional alternatives to buying a house which are cheaper, but still amazing. The video comes…

B2 Fashion and environment 45 mins This ESL lesson plan is based on the Huffington Post video “The Problem with Fast Fashion”. It pertains to the issue which is very up-to-date and raises a lot of controversy. Students have a chance to learn a lot of words and phrases connected with fashion as well as the…

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,…

The smartphone problem

March 15, 2018 0

B2 Expressing preference 60 mins Let’s face it. We’re all addicted to our smartphones and other tech gadgets that supposedly make our lives easier. This video lesson plan titled What SmartPhone Addiction Does to Your Brain focus on that issue. As part of this ESL worksheet, students can discuss their own experience with smartphones and consequences…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: Learning TIME  60 min (incl. 6 min video) What's wrong with the schooling system? How could it be improved? This lesson focuses on these questions and involves teaching new collocations, watching a video and ends with a group debate. The lesson is divided into three parts: vocabulary, listening comprehension and debate. First,…

How false news can spread

October 11, 2017 2

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Speaking skills TIME  45 min (incl. 4 min video) The lesson plan is based on a TED-Ed video entitled "How false news can spread"  by Noah Tavlin. The worksheet is about a very important issue of fake news and how we can stop its spread. The lesson starts with a short exercise on…

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Conversation / Listening Comprehension TIME  60 min (incl. 9 min video) This lesson touches on a topic which is not usually recommended for teaching English, namely war and politics. Nevertheless, it is a global issue worth talking about and most students are eager to discuss it. Bear in mind that some Ss may have…

Do the green thing!

May 14, 2017 0

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Reading skills TIME 45 min The lesson is based on the TEDTalk by Andy Hobsbawm titled "Do the green thing" and it concerns a very important issue of the environment protection. The speaker introduces his idea of a creative approach to promoting nature preservation. The first task of the worksheet is synonym-matching of…

LEVEL B1+ FOCUS Idioms/Informal language TIME 30-40 min This isn't an ordinary conversation lesson about how meetings steal our time at work but rather how unhealthy our sedentary lifestyle is and what we already know about it. In this super-compact TED talk "Got a meeting? Take a walk" (just 3:30), Nilofer Merchant speaks about how…

LEVEL B1+ FOCUS Listening/Conditionals TIME 60 min The TED Talk that the worksheet is based on touches upon the problem of women's illiteracy and education. It is a great starting point for the discussion on gender inequality in general and that's what the lesson is about. It starts with a short warm-up activity - students have…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: SMS language TIME 45 min + 13 min video The lesson plan is based on a very interesting speech titled "Txtng is killing language. JK!!!" by John McWhorter. The talk touches upon the development of language, especially in terms of SMS. The worksheet includes many various exercises. The lesson starts with a…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Listening/Collocations TIME 20 min + 12 min video The topic of this one-page worksheet is history. While it may sound boring, I found the TED talk quite interesting as it goes into the topic of preserving old books and manuscripts and what miracles modern technology can do to help this process. In…