B2 Team Management 60 mins The business world is multinational. This means that your students work (or will work) with people of different cultural backgrounds on a daily basis. It may be the reason your students actually want to learn Business English. While this cultural complexity enriches us, such a melting pot may be a…

B2 Houses 60 mins This ESL lesson plan is based on a short video entitled “This Couple Lives In A Bus To Escape Chicago’s High Cost Of Living”. As the title of the video suggests, it is connected with less conventional alternatives to buying a house which are cheaper, but still amazing. The video comes…

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…

This lesson plan is totally British – literally. It focuses on symbols of England such as tea and lets students get familiar with idioms and common phrases based on words that refer to some British objects, phenomena and people.

The lesson plan focuses on colours and how we perceive them in terms of emotions and feelings. Students will also learn a lot of popular colour idioms which they’ll practice by making questions and in a pair-work discussion

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…

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.

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…

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".

This Business English lesson will allow your students to learn and practice 8 idioms on motivation used in business. They will also have plenty of chances to talk about how companies motivate and demotivate employees and watch a video that tells how to tackle it

In this super-compact TED talk "Got a meeting? Take a walk" (just 3:30), Nilofer Merchant speaks about how sitting affects our health and what we can do to fight with it at work! (No! It's not jogging at lunch!)

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.