5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

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Speaking practice

LESSON OVERVIEW

This TED Talk worksheet is based on a video by Gever Tulley titled “5 dangerous things you should let your kids”. The focus of the lesson is discussion and it looks into such topics as childhood and parenting. Therefore, students will have plenty of opportunities for speaking.

B1 / Intermediate
B2 / Upper Intermediate
60 minStandard LessonFree / Premium Plan

DISCUSSION

Firstly, there is a task on finishing sentences. Students should try to complete statements with memories from their childhood. Next, they have to share and discuss their sentences with their partners in pairs. Then, they move to answer a few questions about again childhood as well as parenting. You can do it as an open discussion or make your students work in pairs again.

VOCABULARY AND TED TALK

Secondly, there is an exercise connected with vocabulary from the speech. It should make it easier for students to understand the talk. Students get six sentences with underlined words and phrases which they have to match with correct definitions. Then, there is one question preceding watching the talk thanks to which the teacher can elicit some students’ ideas on what the speaker might be talking about. Additionally, after watching the video, students are engaged into the discussion on the ideas expressed by the speaker. Finally, in the last task, students have to complete gaps in the statement on parenting by Hanna Rosin. Moreover, they have to say whether they agree with her or not. This task is a gap-filling exercise that tests students knowledge of using prepositions.

WORKSHEETS

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  1. lindsay

    Hello, how can I share this video link. I don’t want to share it on social media, just with a student.

    1. Justa

      You can share with your student a direct link to TED:
      https://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_5_dangerous_things_you_should_let_your_kids_do

      Hope it helps 🙂

  2. lindsay

    Perfect! Thank you so much! 🙂

  3. Marta

    thank you, I had 10 minutes to prepare a lesson for my intermediate student, it worked!

    1. Stan

      we’re here for those unexpected situations 🙂 glad you and your student enjoyed this lesson.

  4. MRJ

    Good lesson (as always) but the link to the video does not appear on the PDF for student or teacher, as it usually does. Thanks!

    1. Justa

      Oops! We missed that. Thanks for letting us know! We’ve just updated the PDFs 🙂

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