B2 Word formation 75 mins Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic for some time now. When asked about the topic most people think about a humanized fully conscious machine hell-bent on dominating the world and making us its slaves 😊The reality is a bit different and less dramatic. In this lesson plan, your students…

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. Moreover, they often just want to say: “Can you see how important I am?”. This pet peeve lesson consists of various tasks, but the…

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…

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.

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: salary TIME  60 min (incl. 7 min video) This ESL lesson discusses the thorny issue of pay secrecy and focuses on vocabulary connected with getting paid. TED Talk by David Burkus called “Why you should know how much your co-workers get paid” is the key point of this worksheet that will kick…

This TED lesson plan focuses on startup as a business model. Students will learn useful jargon from the Silicon Valley and some nice collocations that will help them talk about startups and launching a new company.

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 include various exercises on vocabulary and focuses on different uses of "used to".

Do the green thing!

May 14, 2017 0

The lesson is based on the TEDTalk by Andy Hobsbawm titled "Do the green thing" and it concerns a very important issue of the environment protection. The speaker introduces his idea of a creative approach to promoting nature preservation.

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.

The lesson based on a short TED talk deals with such issues as privacy online and effects of sharing personal information in social media. It includes a few vocabulary activities, discussion points and most importantly listening comprehension tasks for students at B1+ level.

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…