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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+

6 Steps for Writing Effective Emails

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about some steps for writing effective emails. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about email writing topics with colleagues and bosses, as well as deadlines. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use 'would'. In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on an activity for writing subject lines for emails and then writing short, informative, and direct emails.
Speaking:
Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
Viewing:
Mark What You Heard / Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
How to use 'would'
Cooperation:
Subject Line Writing, Writing Shorter and Clearer Emails
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:39
Topics: Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
MindTools presents some useful insight into how to form, write, convey, and communicate our ideas effectively using email. It's a valuable skill in today's modern age, and we write so many emails now at the office that it can be easy to get stressed out by it.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

3 Tips to Write a Perfect Client Inquiry Response

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about email inquiries and how to respond. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about email inquiries, email pros and cons, and polite and impolite language. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between adjectives ending in "-ed" and "-ing". In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on an activity for writing FAQ's and responding to email inquiries.
Speaking:
Email Inquiries, Polite & Impolite Language
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference between adjective endings '-ed' and '-ing'
Cooperation:
FAQ Writing, Writing Email Inquiry Response
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 1:43
Topics: Responding to Email Inquiries
Learn how to write a great email inquiry response to your clients, which in turn will make a great first impression on them. As entrepreneurs, we are leaders for our clients and should know how to help them with their frustrations and problems.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Formal vs. Informal Emails | Good Manners

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about the main differences between a formal and informal email. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about formal and informal email etiquette. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between "whether" and "if". In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on two different activities for informal and formal email writing.
Speaking:
Formal and Informal Email Writing
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Examples & Usage, Acronyms
Grammar:
How to Use 'Whether' and 'If'
Cooperation:
Formal / Informal Email Writing Exercises
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:08
Topics: Formal and Informal Email Writing
Faye de Muyshondt with Social Sklz teaches you the main differences between formal and informal emails and how to approach writing them. Along the way she gives you some helpful phrases, tips, and advice related to this topic.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Writing an Effective Business Email

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about some tips on how to write an effective email. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the structure of emails and business email etiquette. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on verb patterns with verb + infinitives and verbs + gerunds (-ing). In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on two different email writing exercises.
Speaking:
Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Examples & Usage, Expressions
Grammar:
Verb Patterns (verb + infintive / verb + gerund)
Cooperation:
Email & Structure Writing Exercises
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:16
Topics: Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
In this video, you get to learn some tips on how to make your email writing more effective, the structure of an email, formal greetings and closings, and how to convey your messages in a professional manner.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Explore Big White Ski Resort

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the Big White ski resort in Canada. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about skiing, ski resorts, and winter holidays. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on conjunctions. In the cooperation activity, students can create a guide, make a review, or create a promotional video outline.
Speaking:
Skiing, Ski Resorts, Winter Holidays
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching
Grammar:
Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Create a Guide, Make a Review, Create a Promotional Video
Type of video: Interview / Promotional
Length of video: 3:49
Topics: Skiing, Ski Resorts, Winter Holidays
Explore Big White ski resort in Canada and what makes this resort stand out from all the others.
*Most suitable for upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

13 years of snowboarding, but only 17 years old.

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a young professional snowboarder, Marcus Kleveland. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about snowboarding and snowboarders. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on adverbs. In the cooperation activity, students can create interviews, make a social media post, or write for a magazine.
Speaking:
Snowboarding, Snowboarders
Viewing:
Short Answers, Correct the Mistakes, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Categorize the Terms, Image Matching
Grammar:
Adverbs
Cooperation:
Create Interviews, Make a Social Media Post, Write a Magazine Response
Type of video: Short Documentary / Interview
Length of video: 4:31
Topics: Snowboarding, Traveling
Marcus Kleveland is young but is already considered top talent in the snowboarding scene. Get to know a bit about Marcus while he shows you where he grew up, how he got into snowboarding, and some of his "gnarly tricks," flips, and rotations that he can do on a snowboard.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Snowkiting Is Every Extreme Winter Sport in One

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about snowkiting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about skiing, snowboarding, equipment, & winter sports. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on articles and uncountable nouns. In the cooperation activity, students can leave a voicemail, make a social media post, or create cotent for a homepage.
Speaking:
Skiing, Snowboarding, Winter Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Matching, Context Usage, Sentences
Grammar:
Articles + Uncountable Nouns
Cooperation:
Leave a Voicemail, Make a Social Media Post, Create Homepage Content
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 2:15
Topics: Snowkiting, Winter Sports
Snowkiting has become a big hit in parts of Alaska, and has been growing in recent years. The growth of the sport is due to the efforts of Tom Fredericks, who helped start the snowkiting legacy, established the first snowkiting school in Alaska, and organizes a snowkiting festival every year.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

How to Close a Sale - 5 Reasons Clients Don't Buy - M.T. N.U.T.

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about some tips on how to make sales. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about sales and business. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on adjectives / verbs + prepositions + gerunds. In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on a creative acronym building activity.
Speaking:
Sales, Business Skills
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Matching, Context Usage, Sentences, Questions
Grammar:
Adjectives / Verbs + Prepositions + Gerund
Cooperation:
Creative Acronym Building
Type of video: Educational / Business Training
Length of video: 5:03
Topics: Sales, Business Skills
Learn how to close sales more effectively with a simple acronym.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Negotiate Nicely Without Being a Pushover

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to manage negotiation situations and approach them as collaborative relationships. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about negotiating and business. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on parellelism and conjunctions. In the cooperation activity, students can work on email negotiations or do a verbal role play negotiation.
Speaking:
Negotiations, Business Skills
Viewing:
Short Answers, Questions, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Adjectives
Grammar:
Parallelism & Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Email Negotiations, Role Play Negotiation
Type of video: Educational / Business Training
Length of video: 2:45
Topics: Negotiations, Business Skills
Learning how to become a skilled negotiator can be a challenge. This video gives you some useful insight into approaching negotiations as a collaborative challenge rathen than a combative argument.
*Most suitable for upper-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 18+

3 Steps to Better Presentation Visuals

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to improve their presentations skills using visuals. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about presentations for business and how to make slides. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on modal verbs +be. In the cooperation activity, students can create presentation concepts and outlines.
Speaking:
Presentation, Slides, Visuals, Business
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Imagery
Grammar:
Modal Verbs + Be
Cooperation:
Presentation Concepts & Outline
Type of video: Educational / Business Training
Length of video: 2:35
Topics: Presentation, Slides, Visuals, Business
Learn some tricks and tips on how to improve your presentation using visuals.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

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+