C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Are we all content creators?

General

In this lesson students discuss who a content creator is and practise some vocabulary useful when defining vague terms. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Our lives rely on social media more than we think

Lifestyle

This lesson plan is based on an article about a social media outage which students read at home. In the lesson, students learn some useful vocabulary and discuss possible consequences of all social media ceasing to exist.

easily confused words
B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Those who influence us the most online

Lifestyle

In this lesson, students work with some easily confused words, practise the use of prepositions, and watch a video about micro-influencers. They also have a discussion about the effect, impact and influence that we experience in different areas of life. 

synonyms
C1 / Advanced
Critical Reading Club 30 min
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Who should tackle misinformation on social media?

Global Issues

With this lesson plan students learn and practise some useful news language and reflect on the problem of misinformation on social media.

lesson about emojis
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Are emojis making us dumber?

General

In this lesson about emojis students not only learn words to describe some common features of nonverbal communication, but they also watch a video and reflect on the role of emojis in digital communication.

expressing cause and effect
B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Today’s teens are going through a lot (cause and effect)

Grammar Lifestyle

In this lesson, students learn and practise expressing cause and effect, discover new collocations and discuss problems faced by modern teenagers.

positive and negative adjectives
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Anxiety-free news

Global Issues

In this lesson about anxiety-free news, students learn and practise positive and negative adjectives and reflect on the impact of news stories on our lives.

synonyms of the word important
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 45 min
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Do we need each other? (synonyms of the word important)

Global Issues Technology

In this lesson students engage in a discussion about human relationships. They discover synonyms of the word important, watch a video and reflect on the future of face-to-face interaction. 

uses of Present Continuous
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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How beauty filters are changing the way we want to look

Grammar Lifestyle

In this lesson inspired by a video about body dysmorphia students revise and practise the different uses of Present Continuous as well as reflect on the influence of beauty filters on teenagers’ lives.

lesson plan on LinkedIn
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Make the most of your LinkedIn profile

Business

In this lesson plan on LinkedIn students discover how to create a successful professional profile, practise their listening skills and write a LinkedIn profile summary.

lesson plan on social media
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Flipped Lesson 60 min
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TikTok and other social media: fun or threat?

Lifestyle Technology

Lesson plan on social media based on a video about TikTok. Students will discuss different social media and talk about concerns over the use of them.

selfie lesson plan
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Why do we take selfies?

Lifestyle

Our selfie lesson plan focuses on word formation, listening, and language straight from Instagram. All that based on an authentic street interview with New Yorkers.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 30 min
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Top 10 Internet slang words you need to know

Technology

This lesson deals with Internet slang words (such as facepalm or FOMO) that are commonly used nowadays and your students should know them.

cyberbullying lesson plan
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 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!

reading worksheet
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 45 min
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Social media for environment protection

Global Issues

This reading worksheet looks into the issue of the positive impact of social media on the environment and focuses on reading skills.

C1 lesson plan
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
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What geotagging does to nature (adjectives for describing places)

Global Issues

This lesson plan deals with the effect of Instagram and Facebook on nature! It focuses on teaching adjectives synonyms used for describing places.

expressing preference
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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The smartphone problem

Grammar Lifestyle Technology

This B2 (upper-intermediate) video lesson plan touches the issue of smartphone addiction and structures for expressing preference.

B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
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Your online life is permanent

Technology

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

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