C1 Jigsaw Reading ~90 mins Welcome in 2019! It’s the second week so you have probably done all the classic New Year’s Resolutions lessons. We want to kick off this year with an online advertising lesson plan. It’s a multicategory lesson as you can use it with professionals interested in advertising and marketing but it…

B2/C1 Vocabulary: describing graphs 90 mins LESSON OVERVIEW The lesson plan is based on a TED-Ed video titled “How to spot a misleading graph” by Lea Gaslowitz. The aim of the lesson is to teach students vocabulary and structures they can use while describing graphs in English. In addition, thanks to the video, students will…

C1 Synonyms of “think” 60 mins Here is another English lesson plan brought to you thanks to TED Talks and this time their TED Ed programme (explore it as it is perfect authentic material for ESL teachers). This time the lesson focuses on debating skills and vocabulary for expressing opinions. The worksheet is based on…

Do the green thing!

May 14, 2017 0

The lesson is based on the TEDTalk by Andy Hobsbawm titled "Do the green thing" and it concerns a very important issue of the environment protection. The speaker introduces his idea of a creative approach to promoting nature preservation.

How to buy happiness

April 7, 2017 2

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 be…

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…

"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…

Do you think you will change a lot in the future? Or maybe not at all? This lesson plan based on the short TEDTalk by the psychologist Dan Gilbert will give your students many occasions to talk about their attitude towards change and their future selves.