This lesson plan about overwork is based on an article and gives students the opportunity to learn and put into practice some words and phrases related to work, while reflecting on the cult of overwork in modern society.
C1 / Advanced30 minCritical Reading ClubFree
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.
The lesson starts with a vocabulary exercise in which students analyse eight sentences related to work. Their task is to replace the underlined words and phrases in them with their synonyms provided in a box (e.g. hustle, work yourself ragged, perk). Afterwards, students have to summarise the article they read at home putting into practice the new language. This exercise not only helps students consolidate the language, but also allows the teacher to check if learners understand the meaning of the words and phrases and are able to use them correctly. The lesson finishes with a discussion about the problem of overwork in modern society. Students share their own opinions and experiences while still practising the new vocabulary in a less-controlled way.