Why the new name?

May 3, 2018 4

We’ve got some news for you. We have just changed our name from TED4ESL to ESL Brains. You may wonder why.  »» We no longer build lesson plans only around TED talks. We’ve published a lot of worksheets based on various videos, so the name TED4ESL is not really applicable anymore. »» We also want to…

The smartphone problem

March 15, 2018 1

Let’s face it. We’re all addicted to our smartphones and other tech gadgets that supposedly make our lives easier. In this lesson, students can discuss their own experience with smartphones and consequences of their usage.

This lesson plan is totally British – literally. It focuses on symbols of England such as tea and lets students get familiar with idioms and common phrases based on words that refer to some British objects, phenomena and people.

The lesson plan focuses on colours and how we perceive them in terms of emotions and feelings. Students will also learn a lot of popular colour idioms which they’ll practice by making questions and in a pair-work discussion

TED4ESL is one year old!

January 3, 2018 0

We are celebrating one year anniversary of our website. To show you what has been happening during that time, we’d like to share with you some amazing data about TED4ESL.com. First of all, we need to say “thank you” for all the positive feedback we’ve received so far. It’s great to hear that teachers around the…

This time we give you a worksheet about self-improvement and coaching based on a speech by Svend Brinkmann called "Resisiting the Self-Improvement Craze". The lesson is heavily focused on speaking and teaches fixed phrases connected with self development

The goal of the lesson is to teach students portmanteaus, that is linguistic blends of words. It includes most common blends that might be useful in everyday life.

Unconventional career advice

November 28, 2017 1

  LEVEL C1 FOCUS Grammar: Giving advice TIME  approx. 60 min (incl. 6 min video) This Business English lesson plan focuses on career advice. It has been designed for career counselors, but it worked great both with HR people and adult professionals (if you want to do this with young adults without working experience, you…