The smartphone problem

March 15, 2018 0

Let’s face it. We’re all addicted to our smartphones and other tech gadgets that supposedly make our lives easier. In this lesson, students can discuss their own experience with smartphones and consequences of their usage.

The future of spaceflight

February 13, 2018 3

This lesson is based on the recent news, i.e. SpaceX launching a heavy-class reusable rocket, and it focuses on talking about the future (not only about space exploration).

This B2 lesson for professionals looks at Scrum as a project management methodology. Students have the opportunity to learn basic words connected with Scrum, who it works and discuss its importance in today's world.

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 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 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.

James Veitch is one of the funniest TED speakers. In his speech "The agony of trying to unsubscribe" he delivers a hilarious story about marketing emails and how to deal with them in an amusing way. Students will laugh out loud watching this 7-minute speech and then talk about newsletters and other forms of modern…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: SMS language TIME 45 min + 13 min video The lesson plan is based on a very interesting speech titled “Txtng is killing language. JK!!!” by John McWhorter. The talk touches upon the development of language, especially in terms of SMS. The worksheet includes many various exercises. The lesson starts with a…

"Can technology solve our big problems?" is a question asked by Jason Pontin in his TED talk and a starting point for this ESL lesson. In this 2-page worksheet, students will learn new advanced vocabulary and their synonyms, watch an intriguing video and have a chance to discuss whether the technology has been developing in…