How smart can a warehouse be?

Title separator

Vocabulary - robotics and automation

lesson plan about warehouse automation

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson plan about warehouse automation, students practise listening skills while expanding their technical vocabulary related to robotics and automation.

C1 / Advanced75 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

LEAD-IN & LISTENING PRACTICE

To activate students’ knowledge of the theme of the lesson, the first activity invites them to discuss the differences between traditional and automated grocery packing warehouses and predict the practical aspects of the latter. Then, students look at a description of the process of preparing an order in an automated warehouse and complete the gaps in the text with some technical words provided (e.g. sensors, totes) to verify their predictions. The next task prepares students for a video about an automatic grocery packing warehouse. They discuss and anticipate the answers to four questions and then watch the video for the first time to check their answers. Next, as a pre-listening task for the second part of the video, they try to match five technical half-phrases and then explain how they could be related to the warehouse. Students check their answers and engage in a discussion about different aspects of automated warehouses.

TECHNICAL LANGUAGE PRACTICE

Their next task is to analyse five sentences from the video and try to guess the meanings of the underlined phrases in each of them (e.g. custom-built, gripper assembly). This is followed by a consolidation activity in which students first complete the gaps in ten categories with one word from the lesson each and then come up with two things that belong to each category. Afterwards, students analyse the process of delivering the stock to an automated warehouse and discuss its possible steps. Finally, this lesson plan about automation ends with a speaking activity in which students speculate how four given  innovations (e.g. cobots, drones) would make this process more efficient.

WORKSHEETS

Comments

Title separator

Leave a Reply

  1. Christiane IG

    So complete!!!!!

Browse other materials recommended for you

Title separator
C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
Loading

Historic space flight or billionaire’s thrill ride?

Technology

In this lesson based on an article about Richard Branson’s space flight students learn some advanced phrases related to the lesson theme and practise paraphrasing. They also reflect on the future of space tourism.

data science lesson plan
C1 / Advanced | C2 / Proficiency
Standard Lesson 90 min
Loading

Data science and the NBA

Business General Technology

With this data science lesson plan, students will learn a lot of advanced vocabulary related to the topic and put it into practice through a series of written and oral activities.

blockchain applications
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Blockchain: there’s more to it than crypto

Business Technology

In this lesson about blockchain applications, students get an opportunity to practise their listening skills and learn some advanced collocations.

language for presentations
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 75 min
Loading

The city of the future is here

Technology

With this lesson plan based on a video about Toyota’s city of the future students learn some useful language for presentations and then practise their presentation skills.

synonyms for common adjectives
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Your experience is important to us!

Technology

With this lesson plan students learn some useful language for describing their experience with websites and apps, including synonyms for common adjectives, and watch a video about UX design tactics. 

lesson plan on FinTech
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Know your FinTech buzzwords

Technology

Thanks to this lesson plan on FinTech, students will learn buzzwords from the financial technology industry. The worksheet focuses on vocabulary and is suitable for IT and e-commerce professionals.

lesson plan about the internet
C1 / Advanced
Flipped Lesson 60 min
Loading

Beaming the internet from space

Technology

In this lesson plan about the internet students will learn computer networking vocab, do listening comprehension tasks and discuss the Starlink project.

technology lesson plan
C1 / Advanced | C2 / Proficiency
Flipped Lesson 60 min
Loading

How technology can enhance our brain

Technology

This technology lesson plan touches upon melding minds with machines, that is a brain-computer interface. It is based on a very interesting video which will definitely make your students eager to talk.

ESL flipped lesson plan
C1 / Advanced
Flipped Lesson 60 min
Loading

Deepfakes – is seeing still believing?

Technology

This ESL flipped lesson plan deals with deepfakes, i.e. fake videos in which a person in a video is replaced with someone else using computer science.

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