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Movember ESL Lesson Plan

Movember 👨🏽‍🦰 A Men's Health Movement

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Video Length: 1:00

Updated on: 11/08/2023

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Movember ESL Lesson Plan Description


This Movember ESL lesson plan contains PDF worksheets, activities, and digital materials for upper intermediate B2 students. This is a great lesson choice for the month of November. By the end of the lesson, students will understand what Movember is, its activities, goals, origins, and specific health issues it addresses. They will also be able to promote their own type of social or health movement using a variety of collocations.


This ESL lesson on Movember starts with students describing images showing men with different styles of facial hair. Then, students match some nouns to some phrases related to movements and Movember. In the last part, students predict or describe what Movember is using some phrases. Some of these phrases include:

  • to grow a moustache
  • to spark a movement
  • to raise awareness
  • to host an event
  • to challenge oneself


Students watch a video that serves as a promotion of the Movember movement, highlighting its goals, activities, origin, global presence, and focus on men's health issues. It encourages people to participate and make a positive impact on these important health challenges.

In the listening comprehension sections, students list the topics in order they are discussed in the video. Then, they answers some questions about Movember and the information they hear in the video.


After watching the video, there are some discussion questions about students' thoughts on the video and Movember. The second part features some verb + noun collocations from the video. They try to name more nouns that collocate with these verbs. These verbs include:

to host / to challenge / to raise / to spark

Students use these verbs to complete some sentences about Movember and other types of movements. The aim is for students to identify which verbs collocate with the nouns in the sentences.


The communicative activity involves students selecting a type of movement, preparing topics for a promotional video about their movement, and presenting the video to the public. It encourages creativity, communication skills, and critical thinking.

Benefits of using this Movember ESL lesson plan:

Engagement: The lesson plan is designed to engage upper intermediate B2 students by incorporating real-world topics and activities relevant to the month of November.

Comprehensive Understanding: Students gain a comprehensive understanding of the Movember movement, including its activities, goals, origins, and focus on specific health issues. This knowledge contributes to their cultural and health awareness.

Vocabulary and Collocations: The lesson plan introduces and reinforces vocabulary related to movements and uses collocations to expand students' language skills.

Video Description

This Movember promo video presents the movement's key points in a dynamic and engaging way. Gain a deeper understanding of Movember and its significance.

Lesson Activities


Movember, Movements, Men's Health


Sequencing Topics, Short Answers, Prediction Check


Verb + Noun Collocations


Movement Promotion, Quiz & Review, Lesson Reflection

Lesson Topics

Movember, Movements, Men's Health

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