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 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 B2 FOCUS Discussion: agree/disagree TIME  60 min (incl. 12 min video) The lesson plan is based on a TEDTalk titled How to get back to work after a career break by Carol Fishman Cohen and concerns career breaks. The worksheet mainly focuses on speaking. A warm-up exercise is a short general discussion on the idea…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: startup jargon TIME  60 min (incl. 6:30 min video) As most teachers wanted us to prepare more lessons about technology and business, this lesson plan combines both of these worlds as it focuses on startup as a business model. During this TED lesson, students will learn useful jargon from the Silicon Valley and…

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 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 B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: career TIME 45 min + 15 min This lesson focuses on pursuing career and passions. It's based on TED Talk by Larry Smith titled "Why you will fail to have a great career". In the course of the lesson, students will learn collocations with the word career, discuss how to have…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS English for HR TIME 40 min + 10 min video I designed this TED talk-based lesson for HR specialists and managers to discuss the recruitment process and what kind of candidates have better chances to get a job. You may use it with any working adults successfully as well. In her speech…

LEVEL B2+ FOCUS Agreeing/Disagreeing TIME 45 min + 15 min video Equality at work is a controversial topic that has been widely discussed. Instead of focusing on how men discriminate against women at work, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, looks at women's actions and the society bias that prevents women from becoming business leaders.  This…

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 This worksheet investigates Sinek's explanation to the question how people inspire actions in others. The talk and thus the lesson also looks at what kind of companies we believe in and why as well as when an innovative product can become mainstream and how to succeed in…

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…