Let’s binge watch it together!

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Vocabulary - TV

lesson plan on binge watching


Thanks to our lesson plan on binge watching, your students will learn a lot of advanced vocabulary connected with traditional TV as well as streaming platforms (Netflix and the like), discuss some statistics connected with binge watching as well as express their own preference for watching TV series.

C1 / Advanced60 minStandard LessonFree / Premium Plan


The worksheet starts with a short exercise on vocabulary connected with traditional TV and streaming platforms. Students have to choose correct words (1 out of 3) to complete words and phrases based on the given definitions. In the next task, they have to fill in the gaps in the questions with the words they’ve chosen in the previous exercise. After that, they have to discuss these questions and express their attitudes towards watching TV. This way, students first learn new words, then use them in a controlled vocabulary task to finally have an opportunity to use newly-learnt words in a speaking exercise.


As this is a lesson plan on binge watching, students will have to figure out what binge watching means in exercise 3. To help them, they get the meaning of the verb binge as well as two examples: binge drinking and binge eating. Then, they move to statistics about binge watching and have to choose statistics they think are true. After checking the answers, give your students a chance to discuss the statistics and their opinion about them.


Finally, students watch a short video featuring some experts who explain some binge watching habits. Students have to do two listening comprehension tasks. First, they need to watch the first part of the video and answer a few comprehension questions. Next, they watch the second part of the video and fill in the sentences with 1-3 words missing.
As the video includes some interesting words and phrases, in the next task students need to work with vocab. They have a few sentences with phrases/words from the video and they need to choose their meanings from two short definitions given.


The last part of our lesson plan on binge watching focuses on speaking skills. There are some debate topics which students need to discuss in pairs. They have to choose one of the topics and prepare a list of arguments for one side. Next, in groups of four they defend their point of view and exchange arguments. If you have more time, let them switch partners, choose another topic and repeat the process.



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  1. Cecilia

    Love this lecture! Thanks!!

    1. Justa

      Great to hear that 🙂

  2. Christiane

    Amazing topic and lesson! Couldn’t come in a better moment! Thank you guys, you’re saving the few now online classes I have left. 🙂

    1. Stan

      That’s awesome! Online teaching has just become a necessity – we need to think how to make our teaching materials more online-friendly. BTW the timing of this lesson plan is completely coincidental – we planned and scheduled it a few weeks back. Still, glad that you like it.

  3. Florencia

    Is there any way we can download the video from this website or the BBC? Sometimes I don’t have internet access where I’m teaching and I need to have it in my hard disk.

    1. Stan

      Unfortunately, there is no option like that. We only link to content available online and most media company don’t allow their content to be downloaded. There are some websites that enable downloading online videos from many sources but I won’t recommend any here as it very often against copyrights.

  4. Claudia Meilán

    Superb….as usual!!!!
    Thanks and hurray from Buenos Aires!

    1. Stan

      Thanks Claudia! Hugs and kisses from Poland. When things return to normal, we’ll visit you in Buenos, for sure 🙂

  5. Elaine

    Greetings from Madrid. Thank you very much. My student enjoyed the class, it was very engaging.

    1. Justa

      Awesome! Thanks, greetings from Poland!

  6. DIANA

    Loved this lesson too. Thanks guys! Greetings from Colombia 🙂

    1. Justa

      Thank you, Diana!

  7. Lana

    Great online lessons and the worksheets, All of it is not accessible, a lot of it is payable content. I understand. I wish there were more to view and use for free though…

  8. Priscila Prieto

    Same here, Christiane! Besides that, it’s a topic that most people enjoy discussing 😉 Thanks for sharing the lesson with us Esl Brains!

  9. Magster

    Still finding grammar mistakes that need tidying up. ☹️

    1. Stan

      We fixed one or two things in this worksheet! Thanks for letting us know.

  10. christopherseidl

    Section 4, exercise 3 should read, “One in ___ British workers admits to calling …” (gerund)

    1. Stan

      Of course, it should have been that there! Apologies for such a stupid mistake. It has already been fixed in both e-lesson plan and pdfs.

  11. livialcardoso

    Awesome lesson! Thank you so much. Greetings from Brazil!

    1. Justa

      Thank you! Greetings from Poland😊


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