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.

In this super-compact TED talk "Got a meeting? Take a walk" (just 3:30), Nilofer Merchant speaks about how sitting affects our health and what we can do to fight with it at work! (No! It's not jogging at lunch!)

B2 Vocabulary: 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.…