talking about a career break
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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How to get back to work after a career break

Business

The lesson plan focuses on talking about career break and is based on a TED Talk which explains reasons for career breaks and how to come back to work after them.

teaching english vocabulary
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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The single biggest reason why startups succeed

Business Technology

This lesson plan focuses on startups as a business model. Students will learn useful jargon from the Silicon Valley and some collocations that will help them talk about startups and launching a new company.

structures of used to
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Sleep more! Your brain needs it! (+ structures of used to)

General

The lesson plan includes exercises on idioms and fixed phrases connected with sleep, and focuses on different structures of “used to”.

environment lesson plan
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 45 min
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Do the green thing!

Global Issues

The lesson is based on the TEDTalk by Andy Hobsbawm titled “Do the green thing” and it concerns a very important issue of the environment protection. The speaker introduces his idea of a creative approach to promoting nature preservation.

TED Talk lesson plan
B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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For these women, reading is a daring act

Global Issues

The TED Talk that the worksheet is based on touches upon the problem of women’s illiteracy and education. It is a great starting point for the discussion on gender inequality in general and that’s what the lesson is about.

B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Your online life, permanent as a tattoo

Technology

ESL video lesson plan for B1students that focuses on privacy online and how what we do on the internet leaves a permanent trace.

ESL lesson plan
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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How to make hard choices

Business

This ESL lesson plan focuses on making difficult decisions and helps students to understand how to approach the decision-making process.

ESL worksheet for adults
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Designers – Think Big!

Design & Art

This ESL worksheet for adults focuses on design and design thinking. Students will also learn a lot of vocabulary connected with the topic.

career collocations
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Why you will fail to have a great career

Business

This lesson plan focuses on pursuing career and passions. Students will learn collocations with the word career, discuss how to have a successful work life and watch an amusing speech.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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The jobs we’ll lose to machines – and the ones we won’t

Technology

This lesson focuses on the future of work and whether robots will take our jobs or not. Watch a TED Talk with your students and have a debate!

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 30 min
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The happiest country in the world

General

The worksheet is based on an article about the happiest country (Finland) in the world and consists of various exercises.

esl worksheet
B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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How to buy happiness

General

This ESL worksheet focuses on synonyms of words poor and rich and a discussion on money and happiness. It is prepared for B1+ (intermediate) students.

writing text messages
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

General

This ESL lesson plan touches upon the development of language, especially in terms of SMS. Students will also practise writing text messages in English.

lesson plan on love and relationships
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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The mathematics of love

General

Spring is in the air and love is in the air! Can we measure love? Is there a recipe for a happy and long-lasting relationship? Curious? Watch the TED Talk and engage your students in a light discussion on the topic!

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

Business

ESL worksheet based on a TED talk and designed for HR specialists to give them a chance to discuss the recruitment process and learn new language.

women leaders
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Why we have too few women leaders

Business

This worksheet based on Sheryl Sandberg’s talk “Why we have too few women leaders” focuses on gender equality and the perspective of Facebook’s COO on the problem of not enough women holding senior management positions.

idioms lesson plan
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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The psychology of your future self

General

Do you think you will change a lot in the future? Or maybe not at all? This lesson plan based on a short TED Talk will give your students many occasions to talk about their attitude towards change and their future selves.

time phrases
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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How to gain control of your free time?

Business General

Have you ever wondered how successful people manage their time? Discover this with your advanced adult learners, teach them some time phrases and talk about time management.

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