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Gangster Gardening | Masterclass Trailer

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Video Length: 2:21

Updated on: 07/16/2020

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a trailer for a "Masterclass" on the "Gangster Gardener" - a man who started gardening on the streets of South Central Los Angeles. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about gardening. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of the adverbs "either" and "anyway". There are additional speaking tasks, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

Ron Finley, the community activist and self-proclaimed “Gangster Gardener” from South Central L.A., shares his self-taught techniques for finding your inner green thumb and experiencing the power of growing your own food in his new MasterClass on gardening. Learn how to turn everyday items into planters, keep houseplants alive and thriving, and grow a healthy, sustainable bounty no matter where you live.

Lesson Activities

Short Answers, Vocabulary Usage
Nouns, Phrasal Verbs, Translations
Usage of "either" and "anyway"
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

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