In this lesson about free time, students talk about the things they find stressful and what they do to relax. They also watch a video about an unusual pastime activity.
B1 / Intermediate45 min
60 minSpeaking ClassUnlimited Plan
This is a Speaking Class worksheet. It includes a variety of tasks that let your students practise their speaking skills. This lesson format does not focus on grammar or vocabulary. Learn more about it here.
WARM-UP & VIDEO
At the beginning of this lesson about free time, students look at four photos and talk about how the people might feel and why. They need to use some adjectives like cheerful or stressed. Then, students look at a list of things that can make people stressed or relaxed (e.g. music, physical exercise, smartphones) and have to think of particular situations which make people feel that way. Next, students imagine they have a day off and need to choose one activity, in each of five pairs, that they would choose to do. The activities include going for a walk, reading an article and meeting friends. The tasks students do in this part of the lesson about free time allow them to practise their speaking fluency.
Before watching the video, students look at four words and try to guess how the person in the video relaxes. They watch the video to see if they were right. After the video, they need to discuss several questions related to free time and relaxation.
In the last part of this lesson about free time, students read four short texts about unusual activities people do to relax and need to do several tasks related to what they read. For instance, they have to choose an activity which is the most dangerous, one that is the easiest and one which they think is the most expensive. In each of the tasks, students are encouraged to explain why they chose a particular pastime activity. One of the tasks can also be turned into homework. The details are available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet and in the e-lesson plan.
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