Embrace the Danish way of living

Title separator

Vocabulary - word formation

lesson plan on hygge

LESSON OVERVIEW

This lesson plan deals with the concept of hygge. Students will do a word formation task built around the words such as ambience, cosiness or indulgence, as well as talk about their attitude towards hygge. The idea for the lesson plan comes from one of our subscribers. Thank you, Dave ?

B2 / Upper Intermediate60 minStandard LessonFree / Premium Plan

WORD FORMATION

The worksheet starts with a speaking activity. Students have to describe four photos using words from the list. The list includes the following words: cosy, comfy, snug, homely, warm, pleasant, welcoming, intimate. You might want to check that your students understand all these words before asking them to describe the phots. Next, students move to a word formation task. They need to complete the sentences with the correct forms of the words in brackets. They have to create such words as ambience, indulgence, pleasure, cosiness, etc. Then, they move to an extended discussion about their pleasures during the autumn and winter season and creating cosy ambience at home. All the questions somehow lead to a video which this lesson plan on hygge is based on.

VIDEO & PAIRWORK

The listening comprehension part is divided in two exercises. Students watch the first part of the video and answer the questions about the concept of hygge, the author of a book about it and activities which the term includes. Next, students have to watch the second part of the video and create questions to the answers given. After checking the answers, engage students in a discussion about the ideas shown in the video. Finally, this lesson plan on hygge ends with pairwork speaking task. Students look at the list of various hygge activities. They have to choose five that would bring everyday happiness and pleasure to people from their country. Of course, they need to justify their choice.

WORKSHEETS

Comments

Title separator

Leave a Reply

  1. Kasia

    Love it! <3 thank you 🙂

  2. Cristina

    This is a great lesson. My students loved it.
    Thank you,
    Cristina

    1. Justa

      Thanks, Cristina!

  3. Andrea Salazar

    Congrats! I loved this one 🙂
    Greetings from Spain.

    1. Justa

      Thanks!

  4. Nancy H.

    Really like this lesson. It makes students think and also creates great discussion. Thank you.

    1. Justa

      Thanks for your feedback, Nancy!

  5. Szilvia Papp

    Amaziiing, thank you! 🙂

  6. Chiara Mapa

    I really really love this … the topic and the lesson activities! Thank you!!

    1. Justa

      Thanks 😊

  7. Maria Filatova

    Can’t thank you enough! That’s,by all means one of the best lessons! So thought-provoking and informative.

    1. Justa

      I’m thrilled to hear that! Thank you!

  8. jeniffer silva

    Great lesson! thanks

  9. AniaKG

    It’s going to be a great lesson with my student on Thursday 🙂 She’ll love it. Thank you 🙂

    1. Justa

      Thank you! I hope you’ll have a great class then 🙂

  10. 222am

    Great lesson! I appreciate that there is an e-lesson – helps a lot with online teaching! 🙂

  11. Stephanie C. Araya

    I’ve implemented this lesson twice today with 2 different private students. It works pretty well with one-on-one tutoring. Besides, they loved the topic! Thank you 🙂

  12. Magda Zun

    My favourite lesson! I love hygge, thanks for such a lovely material <3

    1. Justa

      Thanks, Magda! Yeah, it’s supposed to be an uplifting worksheet which brings pleasure to the classroom 😊

  13. Jessicanaressi

    What a great material!!! Thank you!!! (from Brazil :))

    1. Justa

      Thanks! Greetings from Poland 🙂

  14. Megan Prattley

    This is a very interesting topic. Great for a variety of students.

  15. Gertrude VANHOVE

    Looks as a wonderful lesson to bring positiveness in the classroom. Thank you!

    1. Justa

      That’s right, a small thing that can boost students’ (and our) mood 🙂

  16. Natalia Krupska

    thank you!!! cool lesson plan!!!

    1. Justa

      Thanks 🙂

  17. Milewska- Wysocka

    lovely lesson

    1. Justa

      Thank you 🙂

  18. Юлия Михайленко

    Great lesson! Many thanks))

    1. Justa

      I’m happy you enjoy it 🙂

Browse other materials recommended for you

Title separator
ESL lesson about subscriptions
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Members only! Subscription models

Business Lifestyle

With this lesson, students talk about subscription models, explore vocabulary and discuss their personal experiences and opinions. They also watch a video featuring advice on how to manage subscriptions and discuss real-life services.

ESL lesson about music festivals
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
Loading

Music festivals and other outdoor events

Lifestyle

With this speaking lesson, students talk about festivals and other outdoor events. They read short texts, discuss music festival tips and watch a video about it. Students also talk about the use of technology and brainstorm useful gadgets for such events.

talking about pets
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
Loading

The petconomy boom

Lifestyle

With this lesson, students engage with the topic of petconomy through discussions on different perspectives of pets and pet care! They revise pet-related vocabulary, evaluate pet services, explore pet apps, and read about famous pets.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
Loading

How smart should home appliances be

Lifestyle Technology

Engage students in a conversation about the advantages and disadvantages of smart appliances! With this lesson, students will also reinforce essential vocabulary such as adjectives and collocations to discuss the topic.

speaking lesson about shopping addiction
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
Loading

How does shopping make you feel?

Global Issues Lifestyle

As shopping is part of everyone’s life, this speaking lesson on shopping addiction won’t leave your students indifferent. Discuss whether it is a serious problem, discover hacks on how to control it and dive into how instant gratification works.

talk about life balance
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

The four burners theory

Lifestyle

With this lesson, students will definitely enjoy talking about life balance and learning useful vocabulary on the topic. Show them the vlog about the four burners theory and let them reflect on their experiences.

warm-up activity
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

How bad is a humblebrag?

Lifestyle

In this lesson, students discover what humblebragging is, watch an ad and do a multiple choice vocab task. They also write social media posts and have a discussion about bragging online.  

ESL lesson about running
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Is running your thing?

Lifestyle

In this ESL lesson about running, students have a chance to learn and practise some useful phrases, watch a video and discuss running. Students also read a short text and talk about motivation. 

ESL lesson about happiness
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
Loading

Happiness is…

Lifestyle

In this ESL lesson about happiness, students talk about the feeling, watch a video and discuss happiness myths. The teacher can also choose to do an optional vocabulary activity with students.  

Show more lessons

Questions

Title separator

Is there a minimum subscription period if I choose a monthly subscription?

No, there’s no minimum required number of subscription months. You can cancel any time you want. Basically, you can sign up and then cancel your subscription the next day, which will mean you have access for 1 month and won’t be charged again.

What currencies can I pay in for my subscription?

Our default currency is USD (American dollar), but you can also pay in EUR (euro), GBP (British pound sterling) or PLN (Polish zloty). You can change the currency you want to pay in at the Pricing page before selecting a subscription plan.

How can I edit an e-lesson plan?

You can get your own editable copy of an e-lesson plan and make changes to it. To do so, either (1) make a copy of it on your Google Drive (preferable method) or (2) download it in a Powerpoint format (but formatting might be a bit off so we can’t guarantee that it will work well).

Read more FAQ
Title separator

ESL Brains

Forgot password?
or continue with