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(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…

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…

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 B2 FOCUS Healthy Lifestyle & Indirect Questions TIME  60 min (incl. ~9 min video) This ESL worksheet is based on a TED talk titled "How healthy living nearly killed me" by AJ Jacobs. The speaker discusses his experiences and approach to healthy living. The lesson consists of many various exercises. First, there is a short…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Grammar: used to TIME  60 min (incl. 3:30 min video) The lesson is based on a short talk by Arianna Huffington where she discusses the importance of a well-rested mind and body. The worksheet includes various exercises on vocabulary and focuses on different uses of "used to". In the first task, students have…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Decision-making TIME 45 min + 15 min The lesson is based on the TED Talk by Ruth Chang titled "How to make hard choices". In her speech, Chang explains why it is so difficult to take some decisions and helps us to understand the approach to a decision-making process. The lesson starts…

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 mathematics of love

March 24, 2017 0

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: Relationships TIME 45 min + 17 min video The worksheet is based on the TED Talk by Hannah Fry entitled "The mathematics of love". The speech is witty and interesting. The speakers talks in a very clear way so that students should not have problems with understanding. The lesson plan is divided…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Listening/Collocations TIME 50 min + 12 min video The lesson plan is based on the TED Talk by Meaghan Ramsey "Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you" and concerns a very significant issue of self-esteem. In her speech, Meaghan Ramsey talks about a terrifying reality of teenagers struggling with accepting their…