Are you a saver or a spender?

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Vocabulary - money

lesson plan on saving money

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LESSON OVERVIEW

This lesson plan on saving money is prepared for B1/B1+ students. Thanks to it, they will learn a lot of vocabulary connected with money, have a lot of opportunities to speak (including a quiz) and do listening comprehension tasks in an interactive video.

B1 / Intermediate60 minStandard LessonFree / Premium Plan

WARM-UP

The warm-up part consists of two tasks. First, students need to complete the sentences with the correct prepositions (spend money on, borrow money from, cut down on, etc.). Then, students move to a short discussion. They have a list of different things we spend our money on and they need to answer a question: Where does your money normally go?

VOCABULARY & QUIZ

Next, students move to the quiz about spending habits. Their task is to read the quiz and match words and phrases in bold to their meanings. The vocabulary includes: charge, items, overspend, buy on impulse, etc. The idea behind this task is to pre-teach words and phrases that will later appear in the video. After that, they take the quiz and choose answers that represent their spending habits. When finished, they can also try to analyse what the answers they’ve chosen might say about their spending habits.

VIDEO & DISCUSSION

Before watching the video, students have some time to brainstorm ways they can save money in four different areas: shopping, home, transportation and entertainment. Then, they watch the video and answer the questions that will appear on the screen. Finally, this lesson plan on saving money ends with a short discussion and the consolidation of words learnt during the lesson. Therefore, students have to fill in the gaps with words from the box and discuss the given sentences in pairs. All the sentences concern saving money and the ideas presented in the video.

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  1. Rosangela

    Excellent lesson!

    1. Justa

      Thanks!

    2. Miss_nancyaguayo

      Thanks!!!

  2. Adri Kruguer

    Wonderful !!!

    1. Stan

      Thx! Enjoy using our lessons in your classes!

  3. Sean CM

    Nice lesson plan Thanks!

  4. annabugasovas

    Out of this world:) Thank you!

  5. Erika Francel Placa

    Life saver! Thanks!

  6. Виктория Телечук

    Thank you for this interesting and thought-provoking lesson! I love it!

    1. Justa

      Thanks! Great to hear that 🙂

  7. Svetlana433

    great

  8. Iman Bekiri

    Thank you for this lesson

  9. AmelieSchuh

    Loved it!

    1. Justa

      Thanks!

  10. [email protected]

    Excellent! So useful

  11. lollo

    Is it only me who cannot access the video?

    1. Stan

      It works fine on our end. The embed is pretty bad because the website where the interactive video is hosted have some bugs. You can watch the video directly on their website using this link: https://eslbrains.com/interactive-saver-spender

  12. [email protected]

    Brilliant lesson!

    1. Justa

      Thanks!

  13. Алина Никишина

    Thanks for the class! I have doubts. Why is there “keep myself on budget”, not “on a budget”?

    1. Justa

      Actually, both forms are OK. You can check them out here. I feel the meaning is slightly different though. When we say ‘on a budget’, we mean with a restricted amount of money, e.g. travel on a budget; whereas ‘on budget’ is more about not using more money than planned. You can check some examples of different uses here and here.

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