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.


This flipped classroom worksheet is based on a fabulous speech by Sarah Kay on poetry that can educate, entertain and eventually change the world.

It is a General English worksheet and it is prepared for C1/C2 (advanced) learners.


Pre-class activities focus mainly on vocabulary, In the first exercise, students need to complete the provided sentences with correct body parts. This way they will get to know such fixed phrases as toss one’s hair, clap one’s hands, stick one’s tongue out, etc. All these phrases appear in the speech so in the second exercise students have to watch the video and check if they’ve completed expressions correctly. The last activity is just about two phrases from the video. Students have to study the sentences which include them, infer their meaning from the context and answer two questions


In-class activities start with a discussion about the speech and poetry in general. Then, students have to work in pairs and prepare a different list: A) Three things they should have learned by now; B) Three things that they know to be true. Then, they have to exchange their lists and ask their partners follow-up questions about things on the lists. To extend this task (and practice reported speech), you can make your students change partners and report to them what their previous partners told them.


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