Who wants to live forever?

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Read at home,
talk in class

ARTICLE: https://eslbrains.com/crc036


With this lesson plan, students have an in-depth discussion about the idea of recreating dead people as avatars. They also practise useful vocabulary and talk about the metaverse. The article idea comes from one of subscribers, Dave. Thank you! #yousuggestwecreate

B2 / Upper Intermediate
C1 / Advanced
30 minCritical Reading ClubUnlimited Plan

This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet. With this format, students need to read an online article at home and do the exercises in the classroom. Learn more about how to use such worksheets and their benefits in our post.


At the beginning of the lesson students list advantages and disadvantages of living forever. The teacher can use this task to hold a longer debate. After that, students read pairs of phrases and discuss their differences (e.g. forthcoming feature and inevitable feature). Then, students read a set of ideas about the issues mentioned in the article and match the opposing ones. They also discuss which of the statements in each pair they agree more and why. Finally, students discuss questions about the article they read at home. The questions also cover the topics of the metaverse, NFTs, data collection, etc. 





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  1. Veronica Pereira

    Thank you! I love lessons on technology! There’s a Black Mirror episode about this topic: “Be right back”.
    Looking forward to more C1 and C2 lessons =)

    1. Justa

      Hi Veronica! Thanks for the comment! If someone’s interested in tech, Black Mirror is a very interesting series and I think the one that you remember for longer because of the dystopian future shown there. IMHO worth watching 🙂


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