The lesson plan is based on the TED Talk by Tim Brown titled "Designers - think big!". The goal of the lesson is to talk about design and design thinking and how it can affect our lives. This lesson was created for Design students at the University of Arts so it resonated with their interests;…

How to buy happiness

April 7, 2017 6

  B1+/B2 Vocabulary: rich and poor 60 min LESSON OVERVIEW The lesson is based on the TED Talk by Michael Norton titled “How to buy happiness”. This ESL worksheet is for B1+ students as the speech is not very difficult to understand, but rather fast. Norton’s talk has a rather controversial topic and it could…

James Veitch is one of the funniest TED speakers. In his speech "The agony of trying to unsubscribe" he delivers a hilarious story about marketing emails and how to deal with them in an amusing way. Students will laugh out loud watching this 7-minute speech and then talk about newsletters and other forms of modern…

  B2  Writing text messages 60 min LESSON OVERVIEW This lesson plan is based on a very interesting speech titled “Txtng is killing language. JK!!!” by John McWhorter. The talk touches upon the development of language, especially in terms of SMS. Moreover, students have a lot of opportunities to practise writing text messages in English.…

"Can technology solve our big problems?" is a question asked by Jason Pontin in his TED talk and a starting point for this ESL lesson. In this 2-page worksheet, students will learn new advanced vocabulary and their synonyms, watch an intriguing video and have a chance to discuss whether the technology has been developing in…