What’s in your bag?

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Vocabulary for things in our bags

A2 lesson plan

Angelina Jolie's video

Kaia Gerber's video

LESSON OVERVIEW

Throughout this A2 video-based worksheet, students will learn vocabulary for things we carry in our bags and backpacks and watch two Vogue videos.

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate45 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

VOCABULARY

The worksheet starts with a quick warm-up activity. Students get a few questions and have to choose correct verbs. The task includes the following pairs of verbs: carry/wear, leave/stay and bring/take. After checking the answers, students discuss these questions. Next, students learn vocabulary for things we carry in our bags or backpacks by completing different categories: accessories, cosmetics, electronic devices and other. Ask your students to think of two more words that they can add to each category. TIP: You could make students work in pairs to come up with some ideas together.

VIDEOS

Following the vocabulary tasks, students discuss two questions which serve as a lead-in to two videos featuring Angelina Jolie and Kaia Gerber. Then, they watch the videos and note down which things the ladies have in their bags. You could also ask one student to say what things Angelina Jolie has in her bag and another what Kaia Gerber has. In the second listening comprehension task, students watch the videos again and complete the sentences with one word each.

SPEAKING

Finally, students discuss a few questions concerning the things they carry in their bags and backpacks as well as their preference. The goal of the last speaking activity that we created is to make students practise the vocabulary they’ve learnt throughout this A2 video-based worksheet. We prepared 12 sentences that students need to complete with their own ideas. TIP: Tell your students that they don’t have to talk only about bags!

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  1. deborah

    OMG! I’m so excited to try them out! Thank you thank you thank youuuuuuu!

    1. Justa

      Great to hear that 🙂 Looking forward to some feedback!

  2. silvigir

    I will definitely try this one, looks great! Thanks a lot!

    1. Justa

      Thanks! I hope your students will enjoy it!

  3. Mariola Moçka

    So happy about the A2 lesson plans! I tried them with my students and it was great! Thank you!

    1. Justa

      Awesome! I’m thrilled to hear that!

  4. Olena Kulish

    I tried this lesson today with my shy A2 student. It was SO MUCH FUN! We are both Moms, so we had a few laughs about our big and endless mom bags after watching the video with Angelina. We didn’t even finish the whole lesson with all the talking and comparing. Her feedback was – It was fun, and I understood everything, and it felt like I know something. Keep up the amazing work!

    1. Justa

      You made my day! Olena, thank you so much for your comment! The best feedback is when your students are happy after the class and feel that they’ve learnt something! Such a great feeling 🙂

  5. Agnaldo Brites

    Hi there!
    These kinds of A2 worksheets are really helpful!

    I know it’s a little bit more difficult to find videos related to lower-level lessons, but the students like to see how native English speakers use the stuff taught in the lessons. Mainly short-time videos, like this one.
    I’d reccomend “youglish”, which I have used often.

    Thanks a lot and congrats on your great job!

    1. Justa

      Hi Agnaldo! Thank you for your comment! We’re working on more A2 lesson plans based on videos, so you’ll see some more soon! If you ever come across interesting videos, email us 🙂

  6. Maysa Ferreira

    I’m glad to see more A2 level lessons 🙂
    It’s very interesting!

  7. Audrey S

    I used this on two teen girls, it was great. The second part where they had to listen to what they said exactly was pretty challenging but good practice!
    Thanks!

    1. Justa

      Thanks, Audrey! I’m happy to hear that it worked so well with teens!

  8. Elena

    Great lesson plan!

  9. Blaithin Nugent

    This worked really well with my A2 group. Thanks a million.

  10. msjessydays

    The e-lesson plan isn’t working…

    1. Stan

      It works fine on our end! I checked your account too – it’s all okay, so you should be able to access it. Try refreshing the page and if you still see an error, send us a message at hello@eslbrains.com

  11. Aini Nafisah

    My students were excited when I asked them to reveal what’s in their bags and pretend that they were a celebrity.

    1. Justa

      That’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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