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,…

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) This TED talk lesson plan is based on a short 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 hard questions. Lesson Overview First, students…

LEVEL B1/B2 FOCUS Conversation TIME  60 min (incl. 9 min video) The lesson plan is based on a TED talk by Gever Tulley titled "5 dangerous things you should let your kids". The focus of the lesson is speaking and it looks into such topics as childhood and parenting. The first task of the worksheet is finishing…

LEVEL B1 FOCUS Expressions for like/dislike TIME 45 min (incl. 5.5 min video) The lesson plan is based on the TEDTalk by Amit Sood titled "Building a museum of museums on the web" about Google's Art Project. The lesson itself is about art, museums and students' interests in these areas. The worksheet starts with a warm-up task…

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 B1 FOCUS Listening Comprehension TIME 45-50 min If you want to know how big data, tattoos, immortality and the Greeks are connected watch this short TED talk titled Your online life, permanent as a tattoo by Juan Enriquez. The ESL video lesson plan based on that speech deals with such issues as privacy online and effects of sharing personal information…

How to buy happiness

April 7, 2017 2

LEVEL B1+/B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: rich and poor TIME 35 min + 11 min video The lesson is based on the TED Talk by Michael Norton titled "How to buy happiness". This ESL worksheet is prepared for B1+ students as the speech is not very difficult to understand, but rather fast. Norton's talk has a rather controversial…

The hidden power of smiling

February 16, 2017 2

LEVEL B1+ FOCUS General English TIME 60 min Did you know that your smile is a superpower? In this short TED talk, Ron Gutman shows results of some research about smiling, how it affects how we feel and even our lifespan. It's a funny and dynamic talk and even though the speaker uses some scientific vocabulary,…