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…

B2/C1 Work skills 60 mins In this 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 MD from…

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…

B2 Scrum/Project vocabulary 80 mins Agile project management has been the buzzword among software developers for years. Many IT companies use this approach as their work methodology but many non-IT enterprises have started turning towards Agile as well. The most popular Agile approach is Scrum. In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to learn the basics of Scrum, some…

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…

How false news can spread

October 11, 2017 2

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Speaking skills TIME  45 min (incl. 4 min video) The lesson plan is based on a TED-Ed video entitled "How false news can spread"  by Noah Tavlin. The worksheet is about a very important issue of fake news and how we can stop its spread. The lesson starts with a short exercise on…

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 B1 FOCUS Expressions for like/dislike TIME 45 min (incl. 5.5 min video) The lesson plan is based on the TEDTalk by Amit Sood titled "Building a museum of museums on the web" about Google's Art Project. The lesson itself is about art, museums and students' interests in these areas. The worksheet starts with a warm-up task…

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…