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Will Smith Tries Online Dating with Sophia the Robot

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a date Will Smith has with Sophia, the humanoid robot. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about artificial intelligence, robots, & dating. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features the present perfect simple / continuous. In the cooperation activity students can have a conversation, leave a voice-mail in the future, or write a letter.
Speaking:
Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Dating
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Prefix Opposites
Grammar:
Present Perfect Simple & Continuous
Cooperation:
Having a Philosophical Conversation, Leaving a Voice-Mail, Writing a Letter
Type of video: Interview / Comedy
Length of video: 4:31
Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Dating
Will Smith seems to have a special attraction to Sophia the humanoid robot, so much that he takes her on a romantic date to the Cayman Islands. Things get awkward when wine, jokes, and the atmosphere of the island air get to Will Smith's head, and he decides to go in for the kiss. See how Sofia reacts.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

In This Class You Eat Ice Cream

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a university which offers ice cream courses. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about food, ice cream, and school. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to ice cream and school. The grammar exercises feature present simple, present perfect simple / continuous, and the second conditional. In the cooperation activity students make slogans, courses, do a trivia activity, & more.
Speaking:
Ice Cream, Food, School
Viewing:
Short Answers, Number Matching, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Pres. Simple / Pres. Perfect Simple vs Continuous / Second Conditional
Cooperation:
Slogans, Creating Courses, Trivia Activity
Type of video: Informational
Length of video: 2:12
Topics: Ice Cream, Food, School
Dr. Bob Roberts runs the ice cream courses at Penn State University, and talks about why ice cream is so special and what exactly students study in the course.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 13+

Meet the World's Oldest Hockey Player

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the oldest hockey player in the world. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about age and sports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to age, sports, and hockey. The grammar exercises feature prepositions of time and superlative adjectives. In the cooperation activity students do interviews and create their own documentary scenes.
Speaking:
Ageism, Hockey, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Number Matching, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech, Expressions
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time / Superlative Adjectives
Cooperation:
Interview Questions, Creating a Documentary, Quotes
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 2:44
Topics: Ageism, Hockey, Sports
The oldest hockey player in the world, Mark Sertich, is 95 years old and still plays hockey. An inspirational character who talks about his daily routine and his life playing hockey with the local firefighters in the community.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

700 mph in a tube: The Hyperloop Experience

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the Hyperloop. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about modern transportation and travel. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to transportation. The grammar exercises feature the difference between can / could, using adverbs, and the passive tense. In the cooperation activity students do interviews and have an imaginative discussion about travel.
Speaking:
Modern Transportation, Travel, Hyperloop
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Order of Events
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech, Expressions, Verbs
Grammar:
Can vs Could / Adverbs / Passive Voice
Cooperation:
Imaginative Discussion, Interview
Type of video: Informational / News Report
Length of video: 4:38
Topics: Modern Transportation, Travel, Hyperloop
This video is a news report which contains interviews and discussions with people involved in the Hyperloop project. The reporter explores questions about the basic of the Hyperloop, the challenges for its construction, and how it will revolutionize and impact transportation as we know it.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Introducing the new MacBook Air — Apple

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the MacBook Air. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about laptops, computers, and tech devices. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on comparisons (as...as) + present perfect. In the cooperation activity, students can write a review about a product or have a conversation about technology.
Speaking:
Laptops, Desktops, Tech Devices
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Images, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Comparisons (as...as) + Present Perfect
Cooperation:
Write a Script for a Review, Conversation about Technology
Type of video: Product Commercial
Length of video: 2:28
Topics: Laptops, Desktops, Tech Devices
This product commercial from Apple shows you the MacBook Air and describes all of its features.
*Most suitable for upper-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Introducing the new iPad Pro — Apple

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the iPad Pro and its features. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about smart phones, tablets, and tech devices. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between even / even if / even though. In the cooperation activity, students can give a presentation or have a conversation about technology.
Speaking:
Tablets, Smart Phones, Tech Devices
Viewing:
Short Answers, Words in Context, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Adjective Opposites
Grammar:
Even / Even If / Even Though
Cooperation:
Give a Presentation, Conversation about Technology
Type of video: Product Commerical
Length of video: 2:57
Topics: Tablets, Smart Phones, Tech Devices
This product commercial from Apple shows you the iPad Pro and describes all of its features.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

iPhone - Guided Tour: Apple Pay

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about Apple Pay and how it works. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about credit cards, cash, smart phones, and technology. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions. In the cooperation activity, students can tell a story, write about experiences, or discuss smart phone features.
Speaking:
Payments, Smart phones, Technology
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions & Matching, Context Usage, Images
Grammar:
Prepositions - By, After, Within
Cooperation:
Tell a Story, Write about an Experience, Discussion on Smart Phones
Type of video: Product Commercial
Length of video: 1:14
Topics: Payments, Smart Phones, Technology
This product commercial from Apple shows you what exactly Apple Pay is all about and how it works.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Born Without Arms: Inspirational Mother & Son

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a mother and her son who were born without arms, but learned how to live a normal life despite their circumstances. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about disabilities, life challenges, and surgery Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between despite and even though. In the cooperation activity, students can plan a non-profit organization, tell a story, or talk about life goals.
Speaking:
Disabilities, Life Challenges, Surgery, Positive Mental Attitude
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Difference - Despite / Even though
Cooperation:
Non-Profit Organization, Telling a Story, Making Goals
Type of video: Interview / Short Documentary
Length of video: 2:58
Topics: Disabilities, Life Challenges, Surgery
A mother and her son were born with a rare condition that left them without arms, but it doesn't stop them from living a normal life or feeling any different than other people.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

The Inspirational Story Of 9-Year-Old Ezra Frech

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a teenager who was born with a deformed leg and without fingers, but used positive mental attitude to be grateful for what he has instead of what he doesn't have. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about disabilities, life challenges, surgery, and physical therapy. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on adjectives prepositions with discussion. In the cooperation activity, students make quotes, prepare questions, or a special guide.
Speaking:
Disabilities, Life Challenges, Surgery, Physical Therapy
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Prepositions + Discucssion
Cooperation:
Making Quotes, Preparing Questions, Making a Guide
Type of video: Interview / Short Story
Length of video: 4:27
Topics: Disabilities, Life Challenges, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Sports
A teenager who was born without a deformed arm and leg turned his disability into a gift, excelling at sports and learning techniques how to burn away any negative thoughts, as well as how to fit in within social groups. He counts his blessings and grateful for the things he has in life.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Building a Prosthetic Arm With Lego

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a teenager who was born without an arm, but his obsession with legos inspried him to build his own arm out of legos. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about disabilities, legos, and gifted people. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on adjectives ending in -ed or -ing. In the cooperation activity, students do a writing activity or present a speech on positive mental attitude.
Speaking:
Disabilities, Gifted People, Toys, Inventions
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Adjectives ending in -ed or -ing
Cooperation:
Writing a Letter, Presenting a Speech
Type of video: Short Story
Length of video: 2:40
Topics: Disabilities, Toys, Inventions
A teenager who was born without an arm turned his disability into a gift, and built an arm made out of his favorite toy - legos. Growing up, he was obsessed with legos, and now has built multiple 'versions' of his own, functional lego arm.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

What are you looking for for Christmas? English for Beginners.

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a grandpa learning English to be able to speak English with his granddaughter who he meets for the first time. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Christmas, learning English, and gifts. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the the verb 'to be' in the present / past simple. In the cooperation activity, students write Christmas cards and tell stories.
Speaking:
Christmas, Gifts, English
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, Yes / No Sentences, Finish Sentences
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching
Grammar:
Verb (to be) - Present and Past Simple
Cooperation:
Writing Christmas Cards, Story Telling
Type of video: Short Story / Commercial
Length of video: 2:59
Topics: Christmas, Gifts, Learning English
A grandpa orders a book and audio training for English for Beginners - so that he's able to speak English with his granddaughter who he will meet for the first time during the holidays. A sweet, teary-eyed short story that shows the bright side of Christmas spirit and value of family.
*Most suitable for beginners - pre-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

The Harvard of Santa Schools

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about an actual school where you can train to bcome Santa Claus. It's known as the 'Harvard of Santa Schools.' It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Christmas and Santa. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the grammatical structure "subject + better + verb." In the cooperation activity, there are options to create tweets on Twitter, give a speech, or tell stories in a conversation.
Speaking:
Christmas, Santa Claus
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Choosing Correct Word, Extra Santa Vocab
Grammar:
Subject + better + verb
Cooperation:
Creating Tweets on Twitter, Giving a Speech, Telling Stories
Type of video: Cinematic Story / Report
Length of video: 3:15
Topics: Christmas / Santa Claus
There's a school that exists in Michigan where you can actually train to become Santa Claus - known as the 'Harvard of Santa Schools.' Fly a sleigh, ride the Polar Express, maintain a nice-looking beard, and even learn some cool outdoorsman Santa-ish dance moves. And it's all an actual thing.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Santa Claus is Real

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the "real" Santa Claus who legally changed his name to - yes - Santa Claus. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Christmas and Santa. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between say and tell. In the cooperation activity, there are options to create a conversation or interview.
Speaking:
Christmas, Santa Claus
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Activity
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching, Definition Deduction
Grammar:
Difference Between Say & Tell
Cooperation:
Creating Conversation, Creating an Interview
Type of video: Cinematic Story / Interview
Length of video: 2:04
Topics: Christmas / Santa Claus
The real Santa Claus does exist - and he lives in Long Island, not the North Pole! But as you'll see, he's not your traditional Santa and has his own unique personality. His name on his driver's license actually reads 'Santa Claus.' What do you think his wife thinks about this?
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Diageo's Singapore Office | Office Envy

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the Diageo (a liquor / spirits production company) office in Singapore, and all of the unique features of the office. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about offices, employment, work, and company culture. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on choosing collocations, prepositions, and have discussion tasks. In the cooperation activity, there are options for a presentation or email writing.
Speaking:
Offices, Work, Employment, Company Culture
Viewing:
Short Answers, Term & Context Reference, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech, Definition Deduction
Grammar:
Choosing Collocations / Prepositions / Discussion Task
Cooperation:
Presentation, Email Writing Practice
Type of video: Office Tour, News Report
Length of video: 3:24
Topics: Offices, Work, Employment, Company Culture
Diageo's office in Singapore has all kinds of special and interesting features that would be attractive to almost any employee. They focus a lot on a quniue reception area, hotdesking, collaborative working spaces, giving employees special access to the million dollar Johnnie Walker room, as well as a bar with a beautiful view.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 18+

Coca-Cola’s London Office | Office Envy

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the Coca Cola office in London, and all of the unique features of the office. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about offices, employment, work, and company culture. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on choosing tenses and have discussion tasks. In the cooperation activity, there are options for a presentation or email writing.
Speaking:
Offices, Work, Employment, Company Culture
Viewing:
Short Answers, Term & Context Reference, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching, Definition Deduction
Grammar:
Choosing Tenses / Discussion Task
Cooperation:
Presentation, Email Writing Practice
Type of video: Office Tour, News Report
Length of video: 2:57
Topics: Offices, Work, Employment, Company Culture
Coca Cola's office in London has all kinds of special and interesting features that would be attractive to almost any employee. They focus a lot on advertising their heritage, providing good food options, giving employees special benefits, as well as a beautiful terrace, an orchard, and an overall positive company culture.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 18+