How to master working from home

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Grammar - verb patterns

working from home

LESSON OVERVIEW

This flipped lesson plan deals with a current issue which is working remotely. Our lesson plan includes a lot of various pre-class and in-class activities that help students to learn some useful vocabulary, study some verb patterns and watch a video about tips for working from home.

B2 / Upper Intermediate60 minFlipped LessonPrintable & Digital$12 Plan

This is a Flipped Classroom lesson plan. In a nutshell, it means that first part of the lesson needs to be done by students at home. Learn more about flipped classroom and how we implement it in those lesson plans in our post.

PRE-CLASS ACTIVITIES

The pre-class part of the worksheet starts with an exercise on vocabulary which will appear during classes. First, students need to read a few sentences and choose correct words to complete them. Next, students move to a grammar task. They get a list of verbs and phrases and their task is to divide them into two groups: verbs/phrases followed by to + infinitive and gerund. To help students, all the verbs and phrases are included in the sentences in the previous exercise, and the list contains: keep, avoid, afford, tend, there’s no point, it’s worth, can’t help, and fail. Therefore, if students have problems with categorising these verbs and phrases, they can refer to the sentences from the previous task. Finally, they need to choose four verbs and write their own sentences with them.

IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES

The in-class worksheet starts with a discussion. To practise what students have learned at home, their task is to discuss sentences from the first activity from the pre-class worksheet. They get the same sentences and need to tell which of these are true for them. Then, there is one vocabulary task which includes words from the video. Students have to match words presented in sentences to their meanings. Afterwards, you can ask your students to review the sentences again and tell you what they think they are going to say about productivity at home. This might be a useful pre-watching task as these sentences come from the video that they are going to watch in a moment.

Next, students watch the video and just have to answer one question. After that, they watch the video again and answer a few other comprehension questions. Students discuss ideas presented in the video as well as express their own opinions on working from home. Finally, in the last task, students need to finish sentences about their work. All the sentences include verbs and phrases that they’ve studied at home in terms of verb patterns.

Moreover, if you want to add some fun part to this lesson plan, you might show your students different outfits for working from home by The New Yorker.

WORKSHEETS

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  1. Thank you for another great lesson plan! It worked very well in my class.
    It’s easy to follow, provides a great variety of activities, and the topic is relevant to most people at the moment.

    BTW I used it as a “traditional” lesson, not flipped, and it conveniently took 90′.

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    1. Natalia, thank you so much for you comment! It’s great that the lesson plan worked so well and thanks for useful info about how much time it took 🙂

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  2. I used this e-lesson as a first lesson for a one-on-one adult student who wants to review and practice speaking. It took us just a little over an hour and the student was very happy with the lesson. Thanks!

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    1. Antonieta, thank you for your comment!

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  3. Amazing content, I’ve become a patreon recently and this is the best material I’ve found on the internet so far.
    Suggestion: Could you make the e-lesson plans available as a Jamboard from Google? I use it with my students, it would be great if you made it available in a Jamboard format as well.

    jamboard.google.com

    Thank you for the great job!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! we try to do our best to bring you as interesting content as we possibly can 🙂

      I’ve heard of jamboard but never used it. Will check if we can make our lessons jamboard-compatible and let you know.

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  4. Hey guys! The Student Version of the file doesn’t exist. Do you know what happened to it?

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    1. Ooops! There was a typo in the link which I’ve just fixed so all should be fine now. Thanks for letting us know!

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