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…

B2 Idioms for expressing annoyance 45 mins Busy-bragging has become an element of every talk with friends, family and co-workers and a status symbol in modern society. People boast about being busy in a manner that resembles complaining. Often, they just want to say: “Can you see how important I am?”. In this lesson, students…

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…

The smartphone problem

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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. The lesson and the video titled “What SmartPhone Addiction Does to Your Brain” focus on that issue. Students can discuss their own experience with smartphones and consequences of their usage. To…

B2(B1+) 'British' idioms and symbols 60 mins This lesson plan is totally British – literally. It focuses on symbols of England such as tea which the video “Why Are Brits So Obsessed with Tea?” by Anglophenia concerns. Thanks to it, your students will have an opportunity to learn more about England as a tea drinking…

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…

B2 Idioms with colours 60 mins The lesson plan focuses on colours and how we perceive them in terms of emotions and feelings. Students will have to think what in their opinion particular colours represent and how they can be used by various industries to influence us. Thus the video in the lesson is a…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: Fixed phrases TIME  45 min (incl. 7 min video) This time we give you a worksheet about self-improvement and coaching based on a speech by Svend Brinkmann called "Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze". The lesson is heavily focused on speaking and teaches fixed phrases connected with self development. The warm-up part introduces the topic…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: Blends TIME  45 min (incl. 2 min video) The lesson plan is based on a video titled “The Hungover Origins of Brunch” by Great Big Story. The objective of the lesson is to teach students portmanteaus, that is linguistic blends of words. The worksheet starts with a short discussion on the…

Unconventional career advice

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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 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,…

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…