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You Can Live Without Producing Trash

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teenagers, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a girl who lives a zero-waste lifestyle. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the environment, global issues, and zero-waste. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features an activity on question formation in the past simple. In the cooperation activity, students can do a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Environment, Global Issues, Zero-Waste
Viewing:
Number Matching, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Phrasal Verbs, Image Matching, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Questions in Past Simple (W/H Questions)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 4:37
Topics: Environment, Global Issues, Zero-Waste
A girl who studied environmental sciences at NYU realized she was a hypocrite when she opened her fridge one day and noticed that everything was pacakged in plastic. This inspired her to pursue a zero-waste lifestyle. Just how hard is it?

Google Assistant: Making Reservations

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video of Google's AI assistant making a reservation. It includes discussion and dialogue activities about restaurants, eating out, and making reservations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on prepositions of time and past simple questions. In the cooperation activity, students can do a dialogue and role play.
Speaking:
Making Reservations, Eating Out
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Just in case, Adjectives, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time, Past Simple Questions
Cooperation:
Dialogue & Role Play
Type of video: Technology & Business
Length of video: 1:25
Topics: Google Assistant, Making Reservations
Watch Google Assistant make a phone call to and make a reservation with a restaurant simply and seamlessly.

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 write a letter or do a short role play 'from the future.' Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Dating
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Nouns, Verbs / Phrasal Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Perfect Simple & Continuous
Cooperation:
Writing a Letter, Role Play 'from the future'
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.

Breeding the World's Hottest Pepper

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the hottest pepper in the world. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about spicy food and hot peppers. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar features how to use indefinite / definite articles. In the cooperation activity students can do a quiz & review activity.
Speaking:
Spicy Food, Hot Peppers
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Phrasal Verbs, Other Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use Indefinite & Definite Articles
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Story
Length of video: 3:18
Topics: Spicy Food, Hot Peppers
A hot lesson for your students about 'Smokin' Ed Currie and his prized possession - The Carolina Reaper. This is literally the hottest pepper in the world, breaking records on the Scoville Heat Unit scale. This thing looks just downright scary. Your students are sure to get a kick out of this one.

700 mph in a tube: The Hyperloop Experience

In this ESL lesson plan 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 features the passive voice. In the cooperation activity students do a summary activity and have an imaginative discussion about travel.
Speaking:
Modern Transportation, Travel, Hyperloop
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Expressions, Nouns, Adjectives, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive Voice
Cooperation:
Summary, Hyperloop Experience Activity
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.

Can Our Minds Handle a Mission to Mars?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an experiment to prepare psychologically for a trip to Mars. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Mars. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercise features the difference between even / even if / even though. There is a quiz and review with 3 bonus activities.
Speaking:
Mars Colonization
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns, Parts of Speech, Context Usage
Grammar:
Difference between even, even if, even though
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: News Report / Interviews
Length of video: 5:00
Topics: Mars Mission, Experiment
Big plans to colonize Mars are already in the making. However, one important question needs to be analyzed - Will humans be able to psychologically sustain such a challenging mission?

AirBnB Targets Business Travelers

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about AirBnB and hotels. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about AirBnB and the sharing economy. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercises feature adverbs of frequency and to be used to + ing verb. There is a quiz and review and two bonus activities
Speaking:
AirBnB, Hotels, Uber, Sharing Economy
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs, Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Simple (adverbs of frequency) / to be used to + ing verb
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 2:15
Topics: AirBnB, Hotels, Accommodation Services
AirBnB is now stepping up their game to focus more on business travelers, which has consequently created some friction with the hotel industry. Hotel owners argue that AirBnB doesn’t face the same level of regulation as they do. This news report dives into this bitter rivalry between the hotels and AirBnB service.

Microbrewery Makes Biodegradable 6-Pack Packaging

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a microbrewery in Florida which produces biodegradable and edible six-pack rings made from grains. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about the ocean and eco-friendliness. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features how to use the phrase 'even if'. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Ocean, Eco-Friendliness
Viewing:
Finish the Sentences, True / False
Vocabulary:
Images, Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of 'Even if...'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: News Report, Short Company Story
Length of video: 2:38
Topics: Eco-Innovation, Microbrewery
Freethink presents the microbrewery 'Saltwater Brewery' who produces six-pack rings which are biodegradable and ecofriendly. The founders were worried their plastic six-pack rings were polluting the oceans and harming wildlife. These ecofriendly six pack rings aren’t just biodegradable - they’re edible.

Bamboo Bicycles in Ghana Helping the Community

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a company in rural Ghana which manufactures bamboo bicycles for the local community. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about bicycles and community projects. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is a pronunciation exercise included. The grammar exercise features the past modal using would + have + past participle. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Bicycles, Bamboo, Community
Viewing:
Short Answers, Choose the Correct Word
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Context Usage, Tongue Twister
Grammar:
Past Modal [Would + Have + Past Participle]
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Cinematic Story
Length of video: 2:42
Topics: Eco-Innovation, Bamboo, Bicycles
Gret Big Story presents a social enterprise in a rural community in Ghana which produces bamboo bicycles for the locals.

Coffee Grounds in Berlin Becoming Reusable Cups

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a startup in Berlin which is turning coffee grounds into reusable cups and saucers. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about coffee. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features defining and non-defining relative clauses. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Coffee, Cafes
Viewing:
Short Answers, List Steps in Order
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Images, Verbs, Phrasal Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Compound Adjectives / Defining & Non-defining Relative Clauses
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: News Report / Informational
Length of video: 3:24
Topics: Eco-Innovation, Coffee
Kaffeeform, a Berlin-based start-up, has been creating coffee cups from recycled coffee grounds for the past three years. With the help of courier services, the company picks up used coffee grounds from cafés all across Berlin to create these eco-friendly cups.

Jumbo Drone that Carries Humans

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a drone that carries human passengers. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about drones and helicopters. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercises feature question formation in the past simple / present perfect and adverbs. It includes a quiz and review with a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Drones, Helicopters
Viewing:
True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Perfect / Past Simple Questions
Cooperation:
Describing a Trip, Designing a Concept / Features, Creating Legislation
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 2:58
Topics: Drones, Helicopters
A reporter does an interview with a team member for the the E-hang 184, which is a pretty cool big-boy toy - a passenger drone integrated with self-pilot functionality, which allows you to simply hop in and go. The team member explains how it works and how it compares to a helicopter.

Space Hotels Aren't Sci-Fi Anymore

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about space hotels. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about hotels and outer space. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercise features the second conditional. It includes a quiz and review with a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Hotels, Outer Space
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Second Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 4:29
Topics: Space Technology, Hotels
Imagine looking down at planet Earth from a bedroom in space. Sounds like a sci-fi story, but Robert Bigelow, a real estate mogul, is serious about getting the first space hotels up and running.

What Is Bitcoin & How Does It Work?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about finance, cryptocurrency, and the economy. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercises feature comparisons (as...as) and the passive voice. There is also a quiz & review with a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Finance, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Economy
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Short Answers, Matching, Choosing Correct Word
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Comparisons (as...as) / Passive Voice
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Informational Animation
Length of video: 1:36
Topics: Finance, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Economy
Many people have heard of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency but some are still a little unclear about how exactly it works. Educate your students on it using this short, but very clear, breakdown on the ins and outs of cryptocurrency. A hot topic today that will definitely stir up some good conversation about the evolution and future of money.

Friends - Drunk Monica at her Birthday Party

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on a scene from the 'Friends' TV series when Monica gets too drunk at her birthday party and Phoebe kisses Joey. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about parties and birthdays. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is a pronunciation exercise included. The grammar exercise features the usage of present perfect simple for unspecified times. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Parties, Birthdays, Alcohol
Viewing:
Short Answers, Fill in the Blanks
Vocabulary:
Images, Verbs / Phrasal Verbs, Adjectives, Prepositions, Synonyms
Grammar:
Present Perfect Simple (for unspecified times)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: TV Series Clip - Friends
Length of video: 4:55
Topics: Parties, Birthdays, Alcohol
Monica gets a bit too drunk for her 30th birthday and gives a speech. Phoebe also forgets that she is actually 31, not 30.

Big Bang Theory - Sheldon & Penny Share Secrets

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on a scene from 'The Big Bang Theory' series when Sheldon and Penny share secrets. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about interesting personal facts. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the past modal - should + have + past participle. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Personal Facts
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Short Answer, True / False
Vocabulary:
Images, Adjectives / Adverbs, Phrases, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Past Modal (should + have + past participle)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: TV Series Clip - The Big Bang Theory
Length of video: 3:00
Topics: Interesting Personal Facts
Sheldon and Penny get close and share some funny things about themselves. It ends with hugs - not handshakes.