ChatGPT – a blessing or a curse?

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ESL lesson about ChatGPT

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this ESL lesson about ChatGPT, students watch a video about schools banning the chat. They also learn vocabulary related to cheating and discuss different applications of ChatGPT.

B2 / Upper Intermediate75 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

VOCABULARY

In the first task of this ESL lesson about ChatGPT, students look at some tips and decide what the tips are for. The tips refer to different methods of cheating in exams. Students also briefly discuss their experience with cheating in exams. Then, they read two texts which present two perspectives on technology in education. They need to decide whose perspectives those are. The texts contain vocabulary related to cheating (e.g. be caught red-handed, mislead, plagiarize, integrity). After reading, students choose the correct definitions for the words and phrases in the text. They also finish some statements to present and explain their opinions regarding cheating in exams and punishing students for it.

VIDEO & SPEAKING

Before watching the video, students read a short introduction to ChatGPT and decide if they agree with some statements about using AI software. Then, they watch the video and take notes on three points listed in the task. After viewing, they share their thoughts about banning ChatGPT in schools. Students also read a list of tasks Chat GPT can do and discuss some questions. They need to say what they would use it for and predict how Chat GPT might change the way we work. The teacher can choose to show students ChatGPT and ask them to play around with it a bit. In the final part of this ESL lesson about ChatGPT, students read a case of a teacher who used ChatGPT with her students. There are several questions about the task that students need to answer. 

HOMEWORK/REVISION

This ESL lesson about ChatGPT also includes an additional task to practise the vocabulary from the lesson. You can use it as homework or revision. It’s available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it, cut it up and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan, if you teach online.

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  1. NancyPhan

    Yay! I have been waiting for this topic :). Will see how it goes in the classroom. Thank you!

  2. Anna Malzy

    So great to see a lesson on this thank you! I’m from the UK and I’ve never heard the expression ‘cop to (doing) something’ before. We’d more likely say ‘own up to (doing) something’. Where does the writer of this lesson come from? Is it a regional expression? Or US English? It would be helpful to let students know! Thanks, Anna

    1. Inna

      Hi Anna! Thank you so much for your comment 🙂 This phrase does come from US English and one of the reasons we decided to focus students’ attention on it is that it’s used in the video [00:53].

  3. Veronica Pereira

    Great lesson! More like this one, please!

    1. Inna

      Thank you for your feedback, Veronica! We’re happy you liked this lesson. We would appreciate it if you specified what exactly you mean by “like this one” so we can take your ideas into consideration 🙂

      1. NancyPhan

        Hi Inna,
        I have the same suggestions. Current topics related to AI or other fields are quite interesting for students to learn. Thanks

        1. Inna

          Thank you, Nancy!

  4. Liz

    Great lesson, very topical!

  5. Olga Shevchenko

    It is impossible to make a copy of this presentation

    1. Stan

      When you open the e-lesson plan, click File (in the top-left) > Make a copy > Entire presentation

  6. Osbaldo Gutierrez

    Can we do more lessons aimed at Kids

    1. Stan

      Osbaldo, we don’t create lessons for kids or teens (and don’t plan to change that anytime soon). Our materials are designed with adult learners in mind.

  7. Lignum Nyelviskola

    A very good and current discussion topic. I particularly liked how the lesson explained the new words in English. In my country, it is a big issue in schools. The more articles I read about it, my opinion becomes more complex.

    1. Inna

      Thank you so much for your feedback! We’re happy you liked this lesson plan 🙂

  8. mccaiano

    Great lesson! Thank you!

    1. Inna

      Thank you so much!

  9. sonyacolour

    Wow! thank you for this hot potato! Loving it:)

    1. Inna

      We’re happy you liked it 🙂 Thank you!

  10. AlexF

    A fantastic lesson, and very popular with my students. So popular that when they hear about chargpt in the news they send me they often send me messages about it.

    To make it more suitable for B2 level, I would modify the video task to include both a General Understanding and a Detailed Undetstanding task. Likewise for C1 levels, I skip excerises 2-4. I also don’t bother teaching “cop to” bcs the context is verty clear in the video and I don’t want to overburden my students with unnecessary vocabulary.

    Having said that, this has probably been one of the most popular lessons that I have taken from this site and used with my students. So thank you again and keep up the good work!

    1. Inna

      Thank you so much for your feedback, Alex! It’s wonderful to hear how you adjust our materials to cater for your students’ needs 🙂

  11. hanneke.engelen

    Hi, first of all – an interesting topic. I’ve planned to do this with one of my students who’s a retired computer teacher and she’s looking forward to it!
    Just a quick question – above, it mentions that ‘this ESL lesson about ChatGPT also includes an additional task to practise reflexive pronouns’. I can find an additional task, which is indeed interesting, but not the reflexive pronoun one . . . or am I missing something?

    1. Ewa

      Hi! The additional task is actually to practise the vocabulary from the lesson. That was our mistake, sorry! It’s fixed now.
      Hope your student likes the lesson 🙂

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