speaking lesson on generations
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate | B1 / Intermediate
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
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Understanding generations

General

With this speaking lesson on generations, students will explore common stereotypes, share experiences, and enjoy a hilarious comedy video on how different generations behave at work.

talking about art
C1 / Advanced | C2 / Proficiency
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
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Inclusivity in the art world

General Global Issues

This Speaking Class lesson lets students talk about art, inclusivity, and diversity through a variety of activities. Students watch and discuss a video, read a short text, answer questions, and brainstorm ideas. 

ESL lesson on prosthetics
C2 / Proficiency
Flipped Lesson 60 min
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Bringing back the feeling

Global Issues Technology

In this ESL lesson on prosthetics, students learn vocabulary related to prosthetics and learn about some scientific breakthroughs.

lesson about appearance
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
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This is how I look

Lifestyle

In this lesson about appearance, students watch a video about women who stopped dying their grey hair and talk about societal norms regarding how a person looks. 

intermediate speaking lesson
B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
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When every day is a day off

General

With this intermediate speaking lesson plan, students get lots of opportunities to talk about retirement. They watch a short video, discuss retirement laws in their countries and plan their own retirement.

inversion in English
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Female pioneers (inversion in English)

General Grammar

In this lesson, students learn how to use inversion in English. They also talk about gender inequality, watch a video and read short texts about women pioneers.  

speaking activities for advanced students
C1 / Advanced | C2 / Proficiency
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Cultural appropriation

General Global Issues

In this lesson, students watch a video about cultural appropriation in fashion and learn some vocabulary. The lesson also includes lots of speaking activities for advanced students.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Non-native speakers or lifelong learners?

General

In this lesson students discuss the accuracy of different terms referring to non-native English speakers, do a word-formation activity and talk about the article they read at home. 

lesson plan on global problems
C2 / Proficiency
Standard Lesson 90 min
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Tackling the world’s most pervasive issues

Global Issues

With this lesson plan on global problems students will learn some advanced language (adjectives and verbs) to talk about the world’s issues. They’ll also watch a video about reducing food insecurity.

adjectives for describing clothes
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Flipped Lesson 30 min
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England’s most eccentric dresser

Lifestyle

Thanks to this lesson plan, students will learn and practise adjectives for describing clothes and outfits as well as watch a TED Talk by Daniel Lismore.

lesson plan about stereotypes
C1 / Advanced
Flipped Lesson 30 min
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Let’s not promote stereotypes

Lifestyle

This lesson plan about stereotypes includes tasks to learn and practise vocabulary, sparks a discussion and ends with a video about racial preferences in dating.

lesson plan about recruitment
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Flipped Lesson 60 min
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How unconscious bias affects your chances of getting a job

Business

This lesson plan about recruitment deals with unconscious bias among recruiters. The worksheet includes a lot of vocabulary as well as word formation tasks and includes a TED Talk by Gail Tolstoi-Miller.

inclusive language
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 30 min
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Inclusive language

Business Global Issues

We developed this worksheet to teach some inclusive language. In this one-page handout, students will learn what inclusive language is and discover some examples of both inclusive and exclusive language.

generational stereotypes
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Flipped Lesson 30 min
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Generational stereotypes at work

Business

Video-based ESL lesson plan which focuses on stereotypical generations at work. It’s perfect for professionals, especially involved in HR/Employer Branding

CAE word formation
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Diversity and Inclusion at Work (CAE Word Formation)

Business

ESL lesson plan that tackles the diversity and inclusion issue. Use it to teach your students new language, practise CAE word formation and spark discussion.

cyberbullying lesson plan
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 45 min
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How to fight cyberbullying – lesson plan for teenagers

Global Issues Lifestyle

This cyberbullying lesson plan is perfect both for your teenage ESL learners as well as parents. Learn, watch and discuss with ESL Brains lesson plans!

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.

millennials lesson plan
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 75 min
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Millennials in the workplace

Business

Watch what Simon Sinek has to say about millennials and use our ESL lesson plan to talk about millennials in the workplace.

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