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Chat GPT ESL Lesson Plan

What Is ChatGPT & What Is It Capable Of?

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Video Length: 2:00

Updated on: 03/16/2023

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Chat GPT ESL Lesson Plan Description


This ChatGPT ESL lesson plan contains activities, PDF worksheets, and digital materials for B2 upper-intermediate students. By the end of the lesson, students will understand and be able to discuss the uses, features, and capabilities of ChatGPT, as well as analyse concerns and issues regarding this technology. Students will also be able to discuss some pros and cons of other kinds of technology using certain phrases and connectors, such as "While...", "Basically,...", and "Given that...".


This ESL lesson plan on ChatGPT starts out by having students compare and contrast search engines and chatbots. They continue on to discuss the importance of these technologies and how they use artificial intelligence (AI).


Students watch an informative video about ChatGPT, a revolutionary AI chatbot developed by OpenAI. In the video, the narrator discusses a range of different uses of ChatGPT, in addition to some pros and cons of this technology. Students then engage in listening comprehension activities where they match sentence halves together according to the information in the video and discuss the actions ChatGPT can perform.


After watching the video, students delve into more detailed discussions about ChatGPT, addressing questions and concerns regarding its implementation and effect on sectors like education. They then proceed to do vocabulary activities focusing on connectors, exploring their meanings and using them in context about ChatGPT.


In this activation, students select and describe a technology product, software, or innovation, employing the provided connectors and phrases. They then engage in a communicative task, asking each other detailed questions about the chosen technology, reflecting on its features, pros, and cons, and potential impacts on society.

Benefits of using this ChatGPT ESL lesson plan:

Awareness: Knowing about ChatGPT is useful and important because we use technology and artificial intelligence like it a lot in our daily lives today.

Student Engagement: Learning about ChatGPT can make studying interesting because it talks about interesting and modern topics. It gets students to think and talk about what technology might be like in the future.

Critical Thinking: Teaching about ChatGPT lets students think and talk about the ethics of using advanced technology. It helps students think deeply and know more about how technology is changing and growing.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive ESL lesson plan about ChatGPT for your B2 upper-intermediate students, then this is the lesson for you! It contains rich and practical vocabulary that students can apply in any setting that involves talking about artificial intelligence and thoroughly prepares students for discussions on technology and artificial intelligence.

Video Description

Still don't know what is ChatGPT and what is it capable of? ChatGPT is a revolutionary AI chatbot developed by OpenAI. It can understand various requests, communicate in 90 languages, and perform a wide range of tasks for free. While Chat GPT AI has many benefits, there are also concerns about potential misuse.

Lesson Activities


Chatbots, Search Engines, ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence


Matching Activity, ChatGPT Features, Short Answers


Phrasal Verbs, Verb/Phrasal Verb + Noun Combinations


Connectors (conjunctions, adverbs)


Technology Description Task

Lesson Topics

Chatbots, Search Engines, ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence, Technology

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