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…

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Debate / Vocabulary extension TIME  60 min (incl. 5 min video)   Here is another lesson 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 expressing…

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 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 Listening Comprehension TIME 45-50 min If you want to know how big data, tattoos, immortality and the Greeks are connected watch this short TED talk titled Your online life, permanent as a tattoo by Juan Enriquez. The lesson based on that speech deals with such issues as privacy online and effects of sharing personal information in social media.…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: design TIME 45 min + 17 min The lesson plan is based on the TED Talk by Tim Brown titled "Designers - think big!". The goal of the lesson is to talk about design and design thinking and how it can affect our lives. First of all, students should do a word-formation…

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…

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…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Expressing opinion TIME 30 min + 15 min video This new lesson plan is based on the TED Talk entitled "How to speak up for yourself" by Adam Galinsky. The speaker gives us a hint how to speak up even if it is really difficult. The lesson starts with three phrases used…