B2/C1 Work skills 60 mins In this ESL advanced 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…

B2/C1 Grammar 15 mins This time we bring you a short quiz for your students to check whether they know some rules that many native speakers forget. Below you will get a part of a video from the Scatterbrained series with embedded tasks for practicing some grammar points. You don't need any worksheets just hit…

The future of spaceflight

February 13, 2018 2

C1 Expressions for talking about the future 60 mins In case you missed it, SpaceX launched a heavy-class reusable rocket on Feb 6. This historic event inspired us to design a lesson plan concerning future (full of expressions to talk about probability and make predictions). Even if you're not fully familiar with SpaceX and the…

Unconventional career advice

November 28, 2017 1

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Grammar: Giving advice TIME  approx. 60 min (incl. 6 min video) This Business English lesson plan 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…

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…

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Debate / Vocabulary extension TIME  60 min (incl. 5 min video) Here is another English lesson plan brought to you thanks to TED Talks and this time their TED Ed programme (explore it as it is perfect authentic material for ESL teachers). This time the lesson focuses on debating skills and vocabulary for…

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…

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 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…

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Vocabulary: Synonyms TIME 50 min + 10 min video    "Can technology solve our big problems?" is a question asked by Jason Pontin in his TED talk and a starting point for this ESL lesson. In this 2-page worksheet, students will learn new advanced vocabulary and their synonyms, watch an intriguing video and have…

LEVEL B2+/C1 FOCUS Business English TIME 45 min + 12 min video Have you ever wondered how successful people manage their time? This TED talk will give you a glimpse into their approach to managing time. You will also have plenty of opportunities to talk about time management with your students. This worksheet is based…

LEVEL B2+ FOCUS Business English TIME 60 min What's the difference between a trend and a fad? How do they affect the business? Should companies ignore fads or try to exploit them? This and more in this Business English lesson This lesson plan focuses on listening comprehension and speaking skills. Here you will have a…