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Chasing the Northern Lights for a Living

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Video Length: 2:22

Updated on: 04/24/2020

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short documentary about an "aurora hunter" who chases the northern lights as a profession. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about stars, stargazing, and science. Students learn some important vocabulary words, phrases, and expressions from the video. There is also a section on prepositions. The grammar activity features the difference between past simple and past continuous. There is a quiz and review with a bonus activity included.

Video Description

Todd Salat is a professional photographer of the "aurora hunter" in Alaska, living out his dream and chasing down some of the Earth's most mesmerizing display of stars.

Lesson Activities

Stars, Northern Lights, Natural Wonders, Science
Short Answers, True / False
Adjectives, Verbs, Prepositions
Past Simple / Past Continuous
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Stars, Northern Lights, Science

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