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Neuralink Brain Chip ESL Lesson Plan

First Brain Chip Implanted In Humans

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Updated on: 02/13/2024

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Neuralink Brain Chip ESL Lesson Plan Description

OBJECTIVE & OVERVIEW

This ESL lesson plan on Neuralink's brain chip contains activities, worksheets, and digital materials for advanced C1 students. By the end of this lesson, students will gain knowledge about the first-ever chip implant in the human brain. Students will also be able to use the second conditional with the subjunctive mood to talk about and express opinions on sci-fi, futuristic technology, as well as current day cutting-edge technologies. 

PREVIEW & DISCUSSION

The first part of this Neuralink ESL lesson plan has students read a variety of news headlines, and must decide whether they think they are sci-fi or real. Then, they discuss some questions about the fifth headline in the series, which is "Tech Firm Successfully Implants Chip In The Human Brain". Then, in the third part, students connect adjectives with nouns to make sentences about brain-implanted chips.

VIDEO & LISTENING COMPREHENSION

Students watch a news report video, which goes in detail about Neuralink's brain chip implant. The news report discusses Elon Musk's announcement about Neuralink, and the goal of the chip. The chip's primary goal is to help paralysis patients communicate by connecting their brains to computers or smartphones. Musk envisions this technology as a potential game-changer, but experts caution that more testing and research are needed before widespread use.

In the lesson activities in this section, students describe some topics about Neuralink's brain-implanted chip according to the statements and information in the video. Then, there are a series of true or false statementss, and students shoose whether each statement is true or false according to the video. There is one more question about how others have been helped by researchers using similar kinds of technology as Neuralink's brain chip.

DISCUSSION & SECOND CONDITIONAL

This section of the lesson plan on Neuralink's brain chip prompts students to share their thoughts on the technology discussed in the video. Then, students analyze a statement made by a physician featured in the video. They answer questions about the usage of the second conditional, along with the subjunctive mood. In the final part of this section, students do an activity in which they rewrite a series of sentences using the second conditional and subjunctive mood to convey hypothetical situations. 

THOUGHT-PROVOKING INNOVATION & SCIENCE FICTION CHATS

In this communicative activity, students are given the choice between two options, A and B, or can choose to do both. Option A involves selecting three existing or potential future innovations from provided lists and formulating three questions to discuss about them using the second conditional and subjunctive mood. Students then take turns asking and discussing these questions with their classmates or teacher.

Option B focuses on discussing provided open-ended questions using the second conditional with the subjunctive mood. These questions explore hypothetical scenarios related to potential futuristic innovations such as teleportation, flying car infrastructure, telepathy, and human cloning, prompting students to consider their potential impacts and benefits.

BENEFITS OF USING THIS NEURALINK BRAIN CHIP ESL LESSON:

Critical Thinking Skills: Through activities such as deciding whether news headlines are sci-fi or real and analyzing statements made by experts, students are encouraged to think critically and evaluate information.

Creativity and Imagination: Activities such as thought-provoking innovation and science fiction chats stimulate students' creativity and imagination as they explore potential future innovations and their societal impacts.

Real-world Relevance: The focus on Neuralink's brain chip technology addresses a real-world application of science and technology, making the lesson plan relevant and engaging for students interested in current events and advancements in the field.

 

Video Description

Explore the groundbreaking development of Neuralink's brain chip implant as Elon Musk unveils the potential to revolutionize communication for paralysis patients.

Lesson Activities

Speaking

Scientific Innovation, Neuralink, Advanced Technology, Biotechnology

Viewing

Topic Descriptions, True / False Statements, Short Answer

Vocabulary

Adjectives + Nouns

Grammar

Second Conditional (with subjunctive voice emphasis)

Additional

Thought-Provoking Innovation & Sci-Fi Chats, Quiz & Review, Lesson Reflection 

Lesson Topics

Scientific Innovation, Neuralink, Advanced Technology, Biotechnology

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