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In This Class You Eat Ice Cream

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
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.
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+

700 mph in a tube: The Hyperloop Experience

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
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.
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+

Will Smith Tries Online Dating with Sophia the Robot

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
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.
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+

Meet the World's Oldest Hockey Player

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
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.
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+

Rejecting Black Friday In Favor Of 'Campsgiving'

Speaking:
Black Friday, Camping, Consumerism
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
How to Use -ing Verbs
Cooperation:
Customer Complaints, Story-telling
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about Black Friday, camping, and a movement called 'Campsgiving.' It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Black Friday, shopping, consumerism and camping. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students learn about and do an activity on functions of -ing verbs. In the cooperation activity, there are options for writing customer complaints or story-telling.
Type of video: News Report, Commercial
Length of video: 1:57
Topics: Black Friday, Camping
'Campsgiving' is a new cultural movement started by millenials. Why focus on the big shopping deals, lines, and chaos at the shopping malls when you can go experience nature and camping with your loved ones?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Bet You Didn't Know: Thanksgiving | History

Speaking:
Thanksgiving, History, Traditions
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Matching
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Images & Concept Checking Questions
Grammar:
Past Modals
Cooperation:
Creating Conversation, Giving a Speech, Leaving a Voice-Mail
In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video clip about the details, history, and traditions of Thanksgiving. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about holidays, traditions, and Thanksgiving. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features past modals. In the cooperation activity, there are options for creative conversation, giving a speech, or leaving a voice-mail.
Type of video: Educational, History
Length of video: 2:48
Topics: Thanksigiving, History, Traditions
A breakdown of the history of Thanksigivng, the pilgrims, and the traditions of Thanksgiving, while covering some interesting facts about it.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

This Thanksgiving, Pass the Tofurky!

Speaking:
Thanksgiving, Traditions, Vegetarianism
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Images & Concept Checking Questions
Grammar:
Commonly Confused Prepositions
Cooperation:
Creative Thinking, Leaving a Voice-Mail
In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video clip about a hippie who created a vegetarian substitute for turkey - tofurky. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about holidays, traditions, Thanksgiving, and vegetarianism. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students learn about and do an activity on prepositions. In the cooperation activity, there are options for creative thinking or leaving a voice-mail.
Type of video: Story
Length of video: 2:24
Topics: Thanksgiving, Vegetarianism, Hippie Life
A hippie-vegetarian found the perfect substitute for turkey on Thanksgiving - tofurky. It took a few failed attempts with other options, but none of them turned out as well as the tofurky.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Friends: Joey and the Turkey

Speaking:
Thanksgiving, Turkey
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Images & Concept Checking Questions
Grammar:
Going to / 'Gonna'
Cooperation:
Creating a new TV scene, Leaving a Voice-Mail, Story-telling
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video clip about Joey getting a Thanksgiving turkey stuck on his head. It features discussion questions and conversation activities about holidays, traditions, Thanksgiving, and turkey. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar activity features the future tense with 'gonna.' In the cooperation activity, there are options for story-telling, creating TV scenes, or leaving a voice-mail.
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 1:56
Topics: Thanksgiving, Funny Situations
Joey gets a Thanksgiving turkey stuck on his head when he wants to scare Chandler. He succeeds in the end, but not in the original way he planned.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

How San Francisco Is Becoming A Zero Waste City

Speaking:
Environment, Global Issues, Zero-Waste
Viewing:
Number Matching, Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Images & Concept Checking Questions
Grammar:
Relative Pronouns
Cooperation:
Public Speech, Role-Play Interview
In this ESL lesson plan for adults or teens, students watch a video clip about San Francisco, which is working to become a zero-waste city. 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 relative pronouns. In the cooperation activity, students work together to do a role play interview.
Type of video: Documentary / News Report / Interview
Length of video: 4:15
Topics: Environment, Global Issues, Recycling, Zero-Waste
A reporter goes to San Francisco - a city paving the way for becoming a zero-waste city. They've doubled their recycling rate since the private company 'Recology' transformed recycling in the city. The value lies in modern composting facilities.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

You Can Live Without Producing Trash

Speaking:
Environment, Global Issues, Zero-Waste
Viewing:
Number Matching, Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Image Matching, Concept Checking Questions
Grammar:
Question Formation
Cooperation:
Giving a Speech, Creating an Alternative Lifestyle
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teenagers, students watch a video 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 cooperation activity, students can give a public speech.
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?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

Speaking:
Overpopulation, Global Issues
Viewing:
True / False, Number Matching, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Adjective Opposites
Grammar:
Comparative Adjectives
Cooperation:
Time Travel, Discussing Global Issues, News Reports
In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video clip about population through a demonstration using glasses of water. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the environment, global issues, and overpopulation. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features comparative adjectives. In the cooperation activity, students can do time travel activity, discuss other global issues, and create news reports.
Type of video: Informational
Length of video: 2:33
Topics: Population, Global Issues
Get an overview of how population is growing and what we can expect for the future. A demonstration done using glasses of water and birth rates and death rates.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Friends: Joey Doesn't Share Food!

Speaking:
Dating, First Dates, Restaurant Culture
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Images
Grammar:
Past Continuous
Cooperation:
Discussing Date Ideas
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video clip from the TV series 'Friends' with Joey on a date with a girl. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about first dates, dating, and restaurant culture. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features an activity on past continuous. In the cooperation activity, students talk more about first dates and create their own dating situations.
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:48
Topics: Dating, First Dates, Restaurant Culture
Joey goes on a date with a girl, but we all know Joey doesn't share food. When she takes his fries, Joey can't handle it. He pays her back by eating all of her chocolate cake when she steps away for a call. And he's not even sorry.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Friends: Katie, the Girl Who Hits Joey

Speaking:
Dating, Relationships, Couple
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions, Concept Check Questions
Grammar:
Present Continuous vs 'Gonna' (Going to)
Cooperation:
Creating a Dialogue
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video clip from the TV series 'Friends' with Joey and his new girlfriend. It includes students discussion and conversation activities about dating and friendship. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features an activity on present continuous and 'gonna.' In the cooperation activity, students do a dialouge.
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:27
Topics: Dating, Relationships, Couples
Joey has a new girlfriend - a really sweet, fun girl. But one problem - she punches him in a playful but excessive way. Should Joey break up with her? Rachel takes care of it.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

Friends: Ross and Rachel's Blind Date

Speaking:
Dating, Blind Dates, Relationships
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Expressions
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Creating a Dating Situation
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video clip with Ross and Rachel, each on their own blind date. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about first dates, dating, and restaurant culture. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features modal verbs. In the cooperation activity, students create a dating situation of their own.
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:51
Topics: Dating, Relationships, Blind Dates
Rachel and Ross each go on their own blind date. Ross' date doesn't show up, but at least he gets a free appetizer on the house, while Rachel goes on a date with the most confident man in the world.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

Speaking:
Electronic Cigarettes, Normal Cigarettes
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Who Says What, Mark What You See
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Any, No, None, Nothing / Despite, In spite of, Although, Even though
Cooperation:
Opinions, News Report, Vlog
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about electronic cigarettes and smoking. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about smoking and vaping. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between any / no / none / nothing, and despite / in spite of / although / even though. In the cooperation activity students make opinions, news reports, or vlogs.
Type of video: News Report / Documentary
Length of video: 3:37
Topics: Smoking, E-Cigarettes, Health
Electronic vaping has become a billion dollar industry. Should we be worried about it as much as cigarettes? BBC explores the reality behind this new, hot trend. In this video, your students will hear from a couple experts on the matter.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

Hanson Robotics: Sophia - AI Human-like Robot Awakens

Speaking:
Artificial Intelligence, Robots
Viewing:
Finish the Sentences, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Adjective Opposities
Grammar:
Question Formation in the Present Simple
Cooperation:
Creating Questions, Having a Conversation
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an interview with Sophia, the humanoid robot and her creator. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about artificial intelligence and robots. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features question formation in the present simple. In the cooperation activity students create questions and have a conversation.
Type of video: Interview
Length of video: 3:53
Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Robots
In this video you get to meet Sofia, a real humanoid robot, and one of her creators from Hanson Robotics. Sofia awakens and has a short, but philosophical conversation with her creator. In this lesson, you find out what kinds of questions your students would ask a humanoid robot and what they think about this advanced technology. 
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Puppyhood

Speaking:
Dogs, Pets, Puppies
Viewing:
Put Events in Order, Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Extra 'Dog' Vocabulary
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Creating a Story, Thinking from a puppy's perspective
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a guy who finds and falls in love with a puppy. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about dogs and pets. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features modal verbs. In the cooperation activity students can create a story or think from the perspective of a puppy.
Type of video: Story
Length of video: 3:34
Topics: Dogs, Puppies, Pets
What does life look like with a new puppy? This guy finds and falls in love with a puppy in a heartbeat, picks him up, takes him home and begins his new life in 'Puppyhood.' We all talk to our puppies and pets - but (hopefully) not like this guy.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Cute Surfing Dogs!

Speaking:
Dogs, Pets, Events
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Extra 'Dog' Vocabulary
Grammar:
Present Perfect Continuous
Cooperation:
Giving a Speech, Having a Call, 'Speaking' from a dog's point of view
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a dog-surfing event. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about dogs and pets. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features the present perfect continuous. In the cooperation activity students can give a speech, have a call, or 'speak' from a dog's point of view.
Type of video: News Report / Interviews
Length of video: 3:14
Topics: Dogs, Surfing, Events
Welcome to the 7th annual 'Dog Surfathon' which is a fun event designed for all different breeds but who have one thing in common - they are surfing dogs! A fun video watching dogs chillin' on their surfboards and riding waves.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Little League Baseball Transforms America's Most Dangerous City

Speaking:
Baseball, Inner-City Crime, Teenage Life
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False, Short Answers, Matching
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Superlative Adjectives / Used to + base verb / Past Perfect
Cooperation:
Making an Interview, Creating a New Movie Genre + Plot
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a man who starts a little league baseball league in a city filled with crime. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about crime, teenage life, and baseball. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature superlative adjectives, used to + base verb, and past perfect. In the cooperation activity students can make an interview, and create a new movie genre + plot.
Type of video: Story
Length of video: 6:38
Topics: Baseball, Crime, Teenage Life
Camden, New Jersey - known as the most dangerous city in the USA. Bryan Morton, a resident of Camden, grew up and went through a big life struggle as a teenager - he used to deal drugs and then had to spend years in prison. When he got out, he wanted to give something positive back to the community. So he started a baseball league to help lead children away from crime and down a different path than his own.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

We Talked To Sophia — The AI Robot

Speaking:
Artificial Intelligence, Robots
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Prefixes
Grammar:
Past Perfect
Cooperation:
Creating an Interview with 'Evil Sophia'
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an interview with Sophia, the humanoid robot. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about artificial intelligence and robots. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features the past perfect. In the cooperation activity students can create an interview with an 'evil Sophia.'
Type of video: Interview
Length of video: 3:38
Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Robots
A correspondent from Business Insider gets to meet Sofia for the first time, and he has some questions for her about her feelings, preferences, humans, as well as the hit TV series Black Mirror and Westworld. On the surface, Sofia seems to be a nice, caring, and compassionate humanoid robot. See if your students think the same.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

What happens to your social media when you die?

Speaking:
Social Media
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions
Grammar:
'Have something done' / Prepositions / How to Use 'Would'
Cooperation:
Creating an Interview, Chat, Movie Story
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about what happens to social media accounts when someone dies. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about social media. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature how to use 'have something done,' prepositions, and how to use 'would.' In the cooperation activity students can do an interview, create a chat, or create a story for a movie.
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 2:14
Topics: Social Media, Technology
There are over 2 billion users on Facebook today. Social media continues to grow and evolve, and one of the next steps in the evolution has become "dead social" - a network that lets you program what happens to your online digital legacy beyond the grave. One woman even created an online "chat bot" of her friend, allowing her to communicate with her friend after he passed away!
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 18+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

US soccer: Will Americans ever care about football?

Speaking:
Soccer, American Football, Rugby
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Prepositions
Grammar:
Difference Between While & As
Cooperation:
Making a Report
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about soccer, rugby, and American football. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about soccer, rugby, and American football. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features the difference between while and as. In the cooperation activity students make a report on a controversial sports topic.
Type of video: News Report / Short Documentary
Length of video: 4:15
Topics: Soccer, American Football, Rugby
Soccer is known to be the 'world's most popular sport.' Ever wonder why this isn't true in the USA? This report investigates the evolution of American football compared to soccer and what differentiates it the most from soccer. Does soccer have a bright future in the US and will it ever be able to 'dethrone' American football?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

How to Become a Pro Soccer Player

Speaking:
Soccer, Setting Goals
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Verb Patterns (Gerunds & Infinitives)
Cooperation:
Making a Speech, Making a Story
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about becoming a professional soccer player. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about soccer and setting goals. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features verb patterns (gerunds & infinitives). In the cooperation activity students can make a speech or make a story.
Type of video: Commerical / Story / Documentary
Length of video: 2:49
Topics: Sports, Soccer, Professional Sports Player
As a boy, Nick Humphries dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, but he faced a big challenge - he didn't even make the cut for his region's squad. Although he didn't make the team, he kept imagining what it must be like to play in the big leagues which pushed his will to succeed. With hard work, dedication, and passion he turned his dream into a reality.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Soccer and World Cup Brings Worlds Together

Speaking:
Soccer, World Cup, Culture
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-Blanks
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Verbs, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Present Simple vs Past Simple
Cooperation:
Creating Questions, Having an Interview
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about how soccer brings people together. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the World Cup and soccer. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features present simple vs past simple. In the cooperation activity students can create questions and have an interview.
Type of video: Short Documentary / News Report
Length of video: 2:04
Topics: Sports, Soccer, Culture
The World Cup of soccer is such a great global event not only because of the sport, but also because it builds intercultural bonds between people. Aziz Abu Sarah shows how race, religion, and language don't matter when it's time to play the world's most popular game.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

It's not you. Commuting is bad for your health.

Speaking:
Commuting, Lifestyle, Travel
Viewing:
Put Events in Order, Multiple Choice, True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Phrasal Verbs, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Present Simple - Continuous / First conditional / Review of Tenses
Cooperation:
Creating a Personal Lifestyle, Making YouTube Comments
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about how commuting impacts our life. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about commuting and travel. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature present simple vs continuous, the first conditional, and a review of tenses. In the cooperation activity students can create a personal lifestyle or make YouTube comments.
Type of video: Short Documentary
Length of video: 4:44
Topics: Commuting, Lifestyle, Travel
Let's face it - we all know commuting isn't much fun and can be really stressful. Anyone who commutes long distances regularly knows how big of an impact it has on your lifestyle, but so many of us still continue to do it. How can we make the most of our daily commutes to work and school?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Dreamville at Tomorrowland

Speaking:
Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark What You See, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Extra 'Music Festival' Vocabulary
Grammar:
Countable & Uncountable Nouns
Cooperation:
Organizing an Event, Making a Complaint, Describing a Performance
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an electronic musical festival called Tomorrowland. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about music festivals. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features countable & uncountable nouns. In the cooperation activity students can organize an event, make a complaint, or describe a performance.
Type of video: Interview / News Report
Length of video: 1:54
Topics: Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Dreamville
Tomorrowland is a huge music festival in Belgium. In this video, you get to hear from one of the event organizers about what it takes to set everything up and see what kind of people visit the event.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

The Science Behind the Impossible Burger

Speaking:
Burgers, Food, Vegetarianism
Viewing:
True / False, Multiple Choice, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
State - Action Verbs / Prepositions of Place
Cooperation:
Creating a Website, Doing an Interview, Making a Video Concept.
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about burgers, food, and vegetarianism. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about burgers and vegetarianism. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between state / action verbs and prepositions of place. In the cooperation activity students can create a website, do an interview, or make a video concept.
Type of video: Product Commercial / News Report
Length of video: 3:49
Topics: Burgers, Food, Vegetarianism
A burger that looks, smells, tastes, and even "bleeds" like a beef burger, but made entirely from...plants? That's impossible, right? Well - not exactly. The Impossible Burger is a trendy plant-based burger now on the market, which creates the same exact sensory experience as eating a normal burger.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Humans Are A Dog's Best Friend

Speaking:
Dogs, Pets
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Extra 'Dog' Vocabulary
Grammar:
Word Position / Word Order
Cooperation:
Making a Commercial Script
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about how dogs view humans, from a dog's perspective. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about dogs and pets. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features word position / word order. In the cooperation activity students can make a script for a new commercial.
Type of video: Product Commerical
Length of video: 2:17
Topics: Dogs, Pets
You know how the saying goes - 'Dogs are man's best friend.' But does this hold true the other way around? Find out from the perspective and thoughts of a dog with your students. Apparently humans overcomplicate everything!
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

What is Happiness?

Speaking:
Happiness, Life
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Active / Passive Voice
Cooperation:
Optimistic Situations
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a thought experiment on happiness. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about a happy life. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features the active / passive voice. In the cooperation activity students find ways to make a positive mentality out of negative situations.
Type of video: Informational, Inspirational
Length of video: 3:41
Topics: Happiness
It's a question we all come across at some point in our lives, or maybe we even ask ourselves this question every day, however we may have some misconceptions about how we achieve happiness. This video explores the true essence of happiness in its purest form.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

How to organize a music festival like Tomorrowland

Speaking:
Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Number Matching
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Adverbs
Grammar:
Word Position / Word Order
Cooperation:
Organizing an Event
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an electronic musical festival called Tomorrowland. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about music festivals. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features word position / word order. In the cooperation activity students can organize an event.
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 5:33
Topics: Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
A CNN reporter explores the wild and luxurious atmosphere of Tomorrowland, one of Europe's largest music festivals. From the 'cave stage' to 'Dreamville', Tomorrowland offers it's guests a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+

Dean Karnazes, the ULTRAmarathon Man

Speaking:
Running, Ultra-Marathons, Special Talents
Viewing:
Short Answers, Matching Sentences
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Creating a Story
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an ultra-marathon runner. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about running, marathons, and unique talents. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features prepositions. In the cooperation activity students can create a story about a 'super human.'
Type of video: Story / Documentary
Length of video: 5:09
Topics: Ultra-Marathons, Unique Talents
Meet the most notorious Ultra Marathon runner to ever exist - Dean Karnazes. This guy runs a marathon before breakfast, and his day doesn't stop there. Learn and discuss this 'superhuman' with your students, and find out what special gift he has that allows him to run like no other.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Why Pizza Purists Love Neapolitan-Style Pizza

Speaking:
Pizza Recipe, Italian Culture, Cooking Pizza
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Word-Building Vocabulary
Grammar:
Parts of Speech / Prefixes
Cooperation:
Writing Reviews
In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video of an Italian pizza chef who owns a pizza restaurant in New York. Your students can discuss questions and do conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to pizza. The grammar exercise feature additional word building and students do an exercise with parts of speech and prefixes. In the cooperation activity where students can write reviews with their new pizza-related vocabulary.
Type of video: Story / Short Documentary
Length of video: 3:36
Topics: Pizza Restaurant Concept
A pizza chef from Naples shows you his special way of making Neapolitan style pizza in his New York City restaurant. Bringing the world-known, original, and classical style pizza to the heart of America.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Italian Chef Reviews Delivery Pizza

Speaking:
Pizza, Italian Culture, Cooking / Delivering Pizza
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Taking Notes
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Categorizing Terms
Grammar:
Definite Articles
Cooperation:
Writing Reviews
In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video of an Italian pizza chef reviewing American delivery pizza. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students learn when and when not to use the definite article 'the'. In the cooperation activity students can speak together and use their new pizza-related vocabulary terms.
Type of video: Critic Review
Length of video: 3:16
Topics: Pizza Delivery Tasting
An Italian pizza chef reviews delivery pizza's from some of the most famous pizza fast-food branches.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Where to eat the best pizza in Rome

Speaking:
Pizza, Italy, Cuisine
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Extra pizza-related vocabulary
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place
Cooperation:
Making a Review Using New Pizza-Related Vocabulary
In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video about pizza in Rome, Italy. Your students can do discussion questions and conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to pizza. For grammar, students learn and do an activity on prepositions of place. In the cooperation activity students can make a review and use their new pizza-related vocabulary terms.
Type of video: Documentary
Length of video: 2:46
Topics: Pizza, Italy, Culture
This video explores takes you on a tour of the tastiest pizza scene and family-run 'forno's' in Rome, Italy.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Storm Surges Can Be the Deadliest Part of a Hurricane

Speaking:
Hurricanes, Science
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, World-Building
Grammar:
Expressing Cause & Effect with -ing and 'which' clauses
Cooperation:
Issuing an Evacuation Order
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the danger of storm surges and the impact of hurricanes. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about natural disasters and hurricanes. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features expressing cause and effect with -ing clauses and 'which.' In the cooperation activity students issue an evacuation order.
Type of video: Educational
Length of video: 4:00
Topics: Hurricanes, Storm Surges, Natural Disasters
While storm surges have proven to be the deadliest part of a hurricane, many people may not even know what they are or what they mean. Storm surges from hurricanes are nothing to take lightly, even if you're not in the path of the hurricane. What exactly makes them so deadly?
*Most suitable for advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

What It's Like to Fly Into a Hurricane

Speaking:
Hurricanes, Dangerous Jobs
Viewing:
Making Questions Based on the Video
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Extra Hurricane-related Vocabulary
Grammar:
Past Simple Questions
Cooperation:
Discussing Dangerous and Risky Jobs
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a pilot who actually flies an airplane through a hurricane. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about natural disasters and hurricanes. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features questions in the past simple. In the cooperation activity students discuss dangerous and risky jobs.
Type of video: Story
Length of video: 2:36
Topics: Hurricanes, Dangerous Jobs
Justin Kibber, a 'Hurricane Hunter,' talks about his experience flying through Hurricane Earl, and what is what like to be in the eye of the storm. Discuss the topic of hurricanes in general with your students and other adrenaline-filled jobs out there in the world.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Learning About Hurricanes

Speaking:
Hurricanes, Natural Disasters
Viewing:
Number Matching, Fill-in-the-Blanks, Sentence Matching
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Synonyms, Adjective Opposites
Grammar:
Superlative Adjectives
Cooperation:
Creating a Public Statement
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the basics of hurricanes. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about natural disasters and hurricanes. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features superlative adjectives. In the cooperation activity students create a public statement.
Type of video: Educational
Length of video: 2:17
Topics: Hurricanes, Natural Disasters
A short and simple video about the basics of hurricanes. Teach your students how they are formed, the most essential vocabulary terms associated with them, while also discussing how to prepare for hurricanes and what the impacts of them can be.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Why do people run the marathon?

Speaking:
Running, Marathons
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Extra Running-related Vocabulary
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Creating Quotes, Discussing the good side of human nature
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about running marathons and why we do it. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about running and marathons. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features prepositions. In the cooperation activity students can create quotes and discuss the good side of human nature.
Type of video: Story / Documentary
Length of video: 2:56
Topics: Running Marathons
A reporter runs a marathon with his girlfriend in New York, while interviewing others along the way about their motivation and inspiration. Does running a marathon bring out the good in human nature?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Tomorrowland - A Premium Music Festival Experience

Speaking:
Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Number Matching
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Compound Adjectives
Grammar:
Review of Tenses
Cooperation:
Organizing an Event, Writing a Review, Describing an Experience
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an electronic musical festival called Tomorrowland. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about music festivals. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features a review of tenses. In the cooperation activity students can organize an event, write a review, or describe an experience.
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 4:05
Topics: Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
This video shows you what a premium music festival looks like. It'll blow your mind what luxuries, amenities, products, and services you can find at Europe's largest electronic dance music festival.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+

Nike: Meet the Runners – Eliud Kipchoge

Speaking:
Running, Sports Moments
Viewing:
True / False, Matching Sentences, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
No / Any (Exprssing Negatives)
Cooperation:
Creating Stories Script
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a marathon runner trying to be the first to run a marathon under 2 hours. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about running, marathons, and memorable moments in sports history. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features no / any (negative sentences). In the cooperation activity students can create story scripts.
Type of video: Running, Inspirational, Positive Attitude
Length of video: 1:22
Topics: Running, Motivation, Inspiration
Meet a runner from the Nike team who aspires to become the first one to ever run a marathon in under 2 hours. Find out what his secret to success is.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Breeding the World's Hottest Pepper

Speaking:
Spicy Food, Hot Peppers
Viewing:
True / False, Choosing Correct Word, Finish The Sentences, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Comparative - Superlative / Indefinite - Definite Articles / Passive Tense
Cooperation:
Creating World Records, Short Video Recordings, Inventing
In these ESL lesson plans 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 exercises feature comparative / superlative adjectives, indefinite / definite articles, and the passive tense. In the cooperation activity students create world records, a short video, or invent something.
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.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

A Valuable Lesson for a Happier Life

Speaking:
Happiness, Happy Lifestyle, Philosophy
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
First Conditional
Cooperation:
Thought Experiments
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a thought experiment on happiness. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about a happy life. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features the first conditional. In the cooperation activity students can talk about philosophical thought experiments.
Type of video: Inspirational Talk
Length of video: 3:05
Topics: Happiness, Philosophy Experiment
A professor demonstrates a thought experiment on life and happiness to a class of college students during a Philosophy 101 course. All it takes is a jar, golf balls, pebbles, sand, and yes, beer. This video explores the nature of happiness and what it means.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Inside Uber's Self-Driving Car

Speaking:
Self-Driving Cars, Driving, Technology
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Phrasal Verbs, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Creating New Technology Concept
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a news report on self-driving Uber cars in Pittsburgh. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about self-driving cars. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features prepositions. In the cooperation activity students can create a new type of technology.
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 2:12
Topics: Self-Driving Cars, Uber, Technology
Pittsburgh's mayor says that innovation always comes before regulation, and he wants to give Pittsburgh the chance to become a leader in the field of automotive innovation. Meet a self-driving Uber - a car that could revolutionize transport as we know it.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Our ride in a self-driving Uber

Speaking:
Self-Driving Cars, Driving, Technology
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Road / Car Categorization
Grammar:
Prepositions with Driving
Cooperation:
Creating New Technology Concept
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a news report on self-driving Uber cars in Pittsburgh. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about self-driving cars. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features prepositions with driving. In the cooperation activity students can create a new type of technology.
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 3:15
Topics: Self-Driving Cars, Uber, Technology
Uber comes to Pittsburgh with an innovative twist to the car-sharing economy - self-driving cars. Why Pittsburgh? How does a self-driving car work? How far away are we from this becoming a normal thing? How do Uber drivers feel about this? Hop in a ride and check out the answers with a CNN reporter and the director of Uber Advanced Technologies.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Self-Driving Car Test: Steve Mahan

Speaking:
Self-Driving Cars, Technology
Viewing:
Matching Sentences, Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Road-related Vocabulary
Grammar:
Superlative + Present Perfect
Cooperation:
Creating a Documentary Scene
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a blind man who gets behind the wheel of a self-driving car. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about self-driving cars. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features the superlative + present perfect. In the cooperation activity students can create their own documentary scene.
Type of video: Short Documentary
Length of video: 3:01
Topics: Self-Driving Cars, Technology
Hop in a self-driving Google car with Steve Mahan, a blind man who gets to enjoy the luxury of riding in a self-driving car as a "driver." This is what the future of automobive transportation holds for society.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Blockbuster Video Has Become An Alaskan Tourist Attraction

Speaking:
Media, Video Rentals
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Pres. Perfect - Past Simple / Past Simple - Continuous / Pres. - Past Perfect
Cooperation:
Giving a Speech, Having a Meeting, Making an Interview
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the video rental chain, Blockbuster. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about media and video rentals. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature present perfect vs past simple, past simple vs continuous, and present perfect vs past perfect. In the cooperation activity students can give a speech, have a meeting, or make an interview.
Type of video: News Report / Short Documentary
Length of video: 4:14
Topics: Media, Video Renting
Blockbuster - the biggest video rental chain in the US was a big part of American culture back in the 80's, with thousands of stores making big profits across the country. When digital streaming came along, Blockbuster was forced into bankruptcy, but that doesn't mean it was completely wiped from the map. One of the last standing is in Alaska.
*Suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Straight Outta Compton: Inside Look

Speaking:
Music, Rap
Viewing:
True / False, Multiple Choice, Matching Sentences, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive Voice / Informal Contractions (outta, gonna, gotta, wanna)
Cooperation:
Creating a Group Profile, Doing Research + a Presentation.
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the film 'Straight Outta Compton' and 1990's rap music. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about music and rap. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the passive voice and informal contractions. In the cooperation activity students can create a group profile, or do research + a presentation.
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 4:06
Topics: Music, Rap
The pioneers of gangster rap, Ice Cube and NWA express what life was like in Compton, California through controversial lyrics in the early 1990’s. The reporters ask Ice Cube and his son how they would compare life today in Compton.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

Czech businessman leads vinyl revival

Speaking:
Music, Media, Vinyl
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False, Number Matching
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
'If' statements / Preposition & Prefix 'over' / Past Perfect
Cooperation:
Business Planning, Presentation
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about how vinyl is making a comeback. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about music, media, and vinyl. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the zero-conditional (if statements), the preposition & prefix 'over,' and past perfect. In the cooperation activity students do business planning or a presentation.
Type of video: News Report / Documentary
Length of video: 2:54
Topics: Music, Vinyl, Business
The recent boom in vinyl record was an unforeseen development in a music industry ever changed by downloads and internet sales. When most factories switched to CDs in the 1990s, Zdenek Pelc believed in the material enough to hold onto his machinery and staff.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

A Highway that Charges Your Electric Car

Speaking:
Cars, Transportation Tech, Innovation
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Comparative - Superlative Adjectives / Parts of Speech
Cooperation:
Forming Opinions, Making Quotes, Making a Video Review
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about electric charging highways. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about cars and transportation technology. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between comparative & superlative adjectives, and parts of speech. In the cooperation activity students form opinions, make quotes, or make a video review.
Type of video: News Report / Interviews
Length of video: 3:24
Topics: Car, Technology, Transportation, Innovation
Even though electric cars have made a big boom on the market, still one consumer fear remains - running out of battery while you’re driving. This has sparked discussion about constructing highways which can charge your electric vehicle as you drive. Is it feasible?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+

The Singing Trump: Trump Impersonator on America’s

Speaking:
Donald Trump, Impersonation, Performances
Viewing:
Short Answers, Choosing Correct Word
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions
Grammar:
Gonna & Going to / Difference between state and action verbs
Cooperation:
Judging, Dialogue, Giving a Public Statement, News Report
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a singing Donald Trump impersonator. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Donald Trump and performances. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature gonna / going to, and state / action verbs. In the cooperation activity students can be judges, do a dialogue, a news report, or give a public statement.
Type of video: Comedy Performance
Length of video: 5:32
Topics: Donald Trump, Performances
This guy is just a riot. Guaranteed to make your students crack up and just an overall great and funny experience to do in the classroom. This Trump impersonator gets crazy on stage in front of millions on an unforgettable America's Got Talent performance.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

Women's World Football Games

Speaking:
American Football, Gender Roles, Sports
Viewing:
True / False, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference Between Like and As / Adjective Phrase / To Be Used To +ing Verb
Cooperation:
Website, Role Play, Interview
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about women who play American football. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about gender roles, American football, and sports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature like / as, a special adjective phrase, and to be used to +ing verb. In the cooperation activity students can make a website, do a role-play, or interview.
Type of video: Informational Documentary
Length of video: 5:58
Topics: Gender Roles, American Football
Who says women can’t play football? Meet the female pioneers expanding the game to their own gender. The female players show you how they play and get a conversation going about differences in male and female social roles.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

What's it like to live in Green Bay and hate the Packers?

Speaking:
Fandom, American Football, Sports
Viewing:
Fill-in-the-Blanks
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Second Conditional / Indefinite Pronouns / Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Party, Funny Sentences, Imaginative Discussion on the Packers
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the fans of the Green Bay Packers. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about fandom, American football, & sports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the 2nd conditional, indefinite pronouns, & conjunctions. In the cooperation activity students make a party, funny sentences, and talk about the Packers.
Type of video: Informational News Report
Length of video: 4:23
Topics: Sports Fans, American Football
A sports reporter goes around and shows what life is all about under the green and gold skies of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Are your students as crazy about their sports team as these cheese-heads?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Wheelz in the Air: Hitting the Skatepark on a Wheelchair

Speaking:
Positive Mental Attitude, Handicaps, Extreme Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
How To Use the Adverb 'Just' / Verb Patterns / Collocations
Cooperation:
Imaginative Discussion, Interview
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a young man who is an WCMX rider. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about handicaps, extreme sports, & positive mental attitude. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature how to use 'just,' verb patterns, & collocations. In the cooperation activity students have an imaginative discussion or an interview.
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 2:14
Topics: Positive Mental Attitude, Extreme Sports, Handicaps
Aaron Fotheringham is a true legend, known as the godfather of WCMX. A young man with a great positive attitude, and isn’t afraid to go out on his wheelchair and rip it in the local skate park. Ever seen a backflip on your wheelchair? Your students probably haven’t either.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Shredding the World's Highest Sand Dunes on Skis

Speaking:
Skiing, Alternative Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Prepositions of place / Until vs By / By the time
Cooperation:
Tour Agency Task
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about two professional Swedish skiiers. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about skiing and alternative sports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature prepositions of place, until vs by, and by the time. In the cooperation activity students make a special tour package.
Type of video: Documentary / Story
Length of video: 2:48
Topics: Skiing, Alternative Sports
An interesting twist to the sport of skiing. Two professional Swedish skiers who hunt out spots and document their adventures shredding it up in the sand.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

The Best Female Rock Climber in the World is 14

Speaking:
Climbing
Viewing:
Sentence Matching, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Modal Verbs / Gerunds / Difference between can, could, and be able to
Cooperation:
Designing a course, Interview, Conversation
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a young, professional, female climber. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about climbing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature modal verbs, how to use gerunds, and the difference between can, could, and be able to. In the cooperation activity students design a course, do an interview, or have a conversation.
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 1:56
Topics: Climbing, Young Athletes
A short but sweet video featuring an inspiring young star, who can climb walls faster than anyone you know. Most people are just shocked watching this 14 year girl climb, and your students will be too.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Animated History of Coca-Cola

Speaking:
Coca-Cola, Drinks, Marketing, Facts
Viewing:
True / False, Multiple Choice, List Events in Order
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Simple / Present Perfect / Superlative Adjectives
Cooperation:
Making Slogans, Creating Stories, Memorials, Researching
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the history of Coca-Cola. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Coca-Cola, drinks, and business. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature past simple, present perfect, and superlative adjectives. In the cooperation activity students can make slogans, create stories, memorials, or research.
Type of video: History / Animation
Length of video: 3:44
Topics: Business History, Coca-Cola, Drinks
An interesting animated short video about the birth of Coca-Cola back in the last year of the 19th century. This video then goes through the early years of America’s most popular soft drink and how it’s evolved into what it is today.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Supersize Me - Obesity In America (first 5 minutes)

Speaking:
Fast Food, McDonalds, Diet
Viewing:
Fill-in-the-Blanks, Number Matching, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Continuous / Second Conditional / Get + adjectives
Cooperation:
Talking about diets, Having a debate, Doing a role-play conversation
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about McDonalds and obesity in America. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about fast food, diet, and McDonalds. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature past continuous, second conditional, and get + adjectives. In the cooperation activity students can talk about diets, have a debate, or do a role-play conversation.
Type of video: Educational Documentary
Length of video: 4:44
Topics: Fast Food, McDonalds, Obesity
Supersize Me is an educational documentary analyzing fast-food culture in the USA and McDonald’s immense role in this culture. The man in the documentary talks about interesting facts about McDonald's, discusses obesity, and compares the situation to the past.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

How to Create the Perfect Philly Cheesesteak

Speaking:
Hometowns, Food, American Sandwiches
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place, Correlative Comparisons
Cooperation:
Cooking, Shops
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the Philadelphia Cheesesteak. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about one's hometown, food, cooking, and American sandwiches. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature prepositions of place and correlative comparisons. In the cooperation activity students do an activity on cooking and shops.
Type of video: Instructional Recipe
Length of video: 2:38
Topics: Cooking, Cheesesteak, Sandwiches
Tony Luke, a sandwich connoisseur, shows you how to make the famous Philadelphia Cheesesteak, including his secret formula and methodology.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Nonna's of the World: Restaurant Concept in NYC

Speaking:
Restaurant Concepts, Cultural Cuisine
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Second Conditional / Parts of Speech / Compound Adjectives
Cooperation:
Restaurant Concepts & Names
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a restaurant concept in New York City. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about restaurants, cultural cuisine, and cooking. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the second conditional, parts of speech, and compound adjectives. In the cooperation activity students do an activity on a restaurant concepts and names.
Type of video: Personal Story
Length of video: 2:24
Topics: Food, Alternative Restaurants
There can be many hidden restaurant gems in NYC, and the Enoteca Maria in Staten Island is one of them. Get to know the guy behind this awesome concept who only employs grandmothers from all over the world to cook for the customers. I mean, who doesn’t love grandma’s cooking?
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Meet the Pilot: Smart Earpiece Language Translator

Speaking:
Languages, Translation, Technology
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Pronouns & Possessive Adjectives / Present Perfect Simple vs Continuous
Cooperation:
Making Reviews, Quotes, Advertisments
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a translation device that translates speech in real-time. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about languages and translation. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature pronouns & possessive adjectives, and the present perfect simple vs continuous. In the cooperation activity students can make reviews, quotes, advertisements, or reviews.
Type of video: Product Commercial / Story
Length of video: 2:27
Topics: Languages, Translation, Technology
As technology gets better, so does translation. This short video tells the story of man who had trouble communicating with a French girl, inspiring him to develop a smart earpiece which can translate languages in real-time. A great topic for language lessons and generates great philosophical conversation.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Contact Lenses with Augmented Reality

Speaking:
Future Technology, Virtual Reality
Viewing:
Put Events in Order, Sentence Matching, Post-viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
So vs Such, Going to vs Will, Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Creating Film Scenes, Plots, Developing Applications, Making Reviews
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a short sci-fi film and do a listening exercise about future technology & augmented reality. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about future technology. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between so / such, going to vs will, and present perfect simple vs continuous. In the cooperation activity students create scenes, plots, reviews, or develop applications.
Type of video: Short Film
Length of video: 7:52
Topics: Future Technology, Augmented Reality
With Google Glasses making headlines in the tech-world the past few years, this video takes a glimpse a few steps forward into our future. Will we be safe from our own technology?
*Suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

3D Printing: Make anything you want

Speaking:
3D Printing, Technology, Industries
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark What You See, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Any - Every - Some / Passive Voice (present continuous) / Gerunds
Cooperation:
Objects & Industries
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about 3D printing. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about 3D printing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the difference between any, every, and some, the passive voice in the present continuous, and gerunds. In the cooperation activity students work together on objects and industries.
Type of video: News Report / Documentary
Length of video: 13:50
Topics: 3D Printing, Technology, Medicine
3D printing is perhaps the hottest technological phenomenon of current times. This reporter explores both the benefits and dangers of 3D printing - from making organs and body parts to making assault rifles and gun parts. Learn how 3D printing works and how it impacts our world.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Introducing Amazon Go: The Future Grocery Store

Speaking:
Amazon, Facts, Products
Viewing:
Short Answers, Fill-in-the-Blanks
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Whatever - Wherever - Whenever / Imperative Voice
Cooperation:
Projects, Developing Products
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Amazon Go. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Amazon, facts about it, technology, and shopping. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between whatever / whenever / wherever / etc. and imperatives. In the cooperation activity students do product / project management.
Type of video: Commercial
Length of video: 1:49
Topics: Technology, Amazon, Food Shopping
Grocery shopping just got a whole lot better. Open up your app, fill up your cart, and walk out of there without waiting in line. Amazon’s technology can keep track of any items you decide to take off or put back on the shelf. Talk about shopping made easy.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

What Is Bitcoin & How Does It Work?

Speaking:
Finance, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Economy
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Short Answers, Matching, Choosing Correct Word
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Comparisons (as...as) / Passive Voice / Prepositions + Gerunds
Cooperation:
Making Interview Questions, Documentary Scenes, Public Statements
In these ESL lesson plans 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 related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature comparisons (as...as), passive voice, and prepositions + gerunds. In the cooperation activity students make interview questions, documentary scenes, or public statements.
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.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

An E-Bike With a Retro Feel

Speaking:
Bicycles, Startups
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Reflexive Pronouns / Relative Pronouns
Cooperation:
Creating a Website, Creating a Story
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a man who created a startup company selling retro electric bicycles. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about bicycles. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature reflexive pronouns and relative pronouns. In the cooperation activity students can create a website or a story.
Type of video: News Report / Story
Length of video: 3:09
Topics: Bicycles, Startups
American start up, Vintage Electric, is determined to create hand-made electric bikes in the land where the car is king. The company wants to take a stand against planned obsolescence, designing timeless products that are built to last for generations.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Space Hotels Aren't Sci-Fi Anymore

Speaking:
Hotels, Outer Space
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Question Formation (in the present simple) / Second Conditional
Cooperation:
Make an Imaginative Experience, Story-telling, Creating a Concept
In these ESL lesson plans 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 related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature question formation in the present simple and the second conditional. In the cooperation activity students make an imaginative experience, describe a special kind of trip with photos, or create a new concept.
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.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+

Jumbo Drone that Carries Humans

Speaking:
Drones, Helicopters
Viewing:
True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Question Formation (in the past simple / present perfect) / to be + going to / Adverbs
Cooperation:
Describing a Trip, Designing a Concept / Features, Creating Legislation
In these ESL lesson plans 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 related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature question formation in the past simple / present perfect, going to, and adverbs. In the cooperation activity students describe a trip, design a concept, or create 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.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

AirBnB Targets Business Travelers

Speaking:
AirBnB, Hotels, Uber, Sharing Economy
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Simple (adverbs of frequency) / to be used to + ing verb / Present Perfect Continuous
Cooperation:
Writing descriptions & reviews, Present an experience
In these ESL lesson plans 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 related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the present simple (adverbs of frequency), to be used to + ing verb, and present perfect continuous. In the cooperation activity students write descriptions, reviews or present an experience.
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.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+

Can Our Minds Handle a Mission to Mars?

Speaking:
Mars Colonization, Facts
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive / Modal Verbs / Difference between even, even if, even though
Cooperation:
Planning a trip to Mars, Making Interviews, Making Vlog Recordings
In these ESL lesson plans 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 related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the passive voice, modal verbs, and the difference between even / even if / even though. In the cooperation activity students plan a trip, make interviews, or vlog recordings.
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?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

10 Tips: How to Survive a Long Flight

Speaking:
Flying, Flights, Travel
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark What You See, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Future (will vs going to) / Get + Adjectives / Verb Structures (Get / Have)
Cooperation:
Story-telling, Making a Vlog
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about tips for surviving a long flight. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about flying and flights. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the future tense (will vs going to), get + adjectives, verb structures (get and have). In the cooperation activity students create stories or make a travel vlog.
Type of video: Vlog
Length of video: 4:05
Topics: Traveling, Flights, Tips
We all love travelling but long flights can be a drag. Learn what you can do in order to enhance your overall experience with two guys who know best, giving you all the tips you need to get through a long flight.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

The Wild World of Mushroom Hunting

Speaking:
Mushroom Picking, Mushroom Recipes & Tools
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Put Events in Order
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference - there are / there is, Prefixes
Cooperation:
Making up a dream, Planning a trip
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about two mushroom hunting fanatics. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about mushrooms and mushroom hunting. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the difference between there are vs there is and prefixes. In the cooperation activity students make up a dream or plan a trip.
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 3:31
Topics: Mushroom Picking, Outdoors
Two big-time mushroom fanatics show you what it’s like to be a real mushroom hunter! This guy actually has dreams about wild mushrooms and describes the experience of mushroom picking as an unbelievable rush. Perhaps your students are from a mushroom picking culture?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

This Couple Lives on a Bus

Speaking:
Simple Living, Alternative Lifestyle, Home Life
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Countable & Uncountable Nouns / Adjective Endings (-ed / -ing)
Cooperation:
Creating Tips, Funny Interviews, Solving problems, Making Headlines
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a couple who lives on a bus. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about simple living and alternative lifestyles. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature countable & uncountable nouns and adjective endings (-ed / -ing). In the cooperation activity students create tips, funny interviews, solve problems, or make headlines.
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 3:42
Topics: Alternative Lifestyle, Simple Life
With the increasing cost of living in big cities like Chicago, young professionals are looking for alternative living solutions that can save them money and provide them a simpler way of life. Andy and Julie did exactly that and turned an old school bus into their home.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

I'm a Graffiti Artist

Speaking:
Graffiti, Art, Stereotypes, Alternative Lifestyle
Viewing:
True / False, Finish the Sentence, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Continuous - Present Simple / Expressions (Make vs Take) / 'Be' - 'Get' in Passive
Cooperation:
Creating Profiles, Interviews, Guides.
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a graffiti artist from Bulgaria. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about graffiti, art, and stereotypes. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the present continuous vs present simple, expressions with make vs take, and the difference between 'be' and 'get' in the passive voice. In the cooperation activity students can create profiles, interviews, or guides.
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 2:53
Topics: Graffiti, Art, Alternative Lifestyle
There can often be some hard stereotypes against graffiti artists, but Boris from Bulgaria isn’t afraid to break these stereotypes and express his artistic freedom through the spray can.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Esports: The New Jocks on Campus

Speaking:
Video Gaming, Esports, Computers
Viewing:
Finish The Sentences, True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Simple / Expressions (make & take) / Modal Verbs (can / could / be able to)
Cooperation:
Role Play, Making a Report, Giving a Presentation
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a university that offers a video gaming program. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about video gaming and esports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature present simple (positive & negative sentences), expressions (make & take), and modal verbs (can / could / be able to). In the cooperation activity students can have a role play, make a report, or give a presentation.
Type of video: Informational
Length of video: 2:39
Topics: Video Gaming, Computers, IT
Robert Morris University is the first to offer scholarships to top video gamers. While many people see video gaming as just a hobby, others say that it takes a lot of hard work to become a good gamer.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Meet The Man Who Beat PacMan

Speaking:
Video Games, Pacman
Viewing:
Number Matching, Short Answers, Finish the Sentences, Match Phrases
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Simple (Irregular verbs) / Parts of Speech / Not only...but
Cooperation:
Creating Facts, Nicknames, Records, Giving a Speech
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the first man to beat the video game Pacman. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about old video games and Pacman. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature past simple (irregular verbs), parts of speech, and a correlative conjunction. In the cooperation activity students can create facts, nicknames, records, or give a speech.
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 2:36
Topics: Video Games, Pacman
With nothing but cockiness and confidence, Billy Mitchell achieved perfection in one of the most iconic video games of all time, Pacman. Not even the designer of the game conceived this to be possible. See what happens when Billy reaches the end.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Smoothini: Magician on America’s Got Talent

Speaking:
Magic, Magicians, Performances
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Matching Sentences, Mark What You See
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Questions (Present Continuous), Present Perfect Continuous, Pronunciation
Cooperation:
Judging, Making Plans, Role-play
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about 'Smoothini' - a bar magician performing on America's Got Talent. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about magic, magicians, and performances. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature question formation in the present continuous, present perfect continuous, and pronunciation. In the cooperation activity students can be judges, make plans, or do a role-play.
Type of video: Entertaining Performance
Length of video: 3:36
Topics: Magic, Performance
Smoothini describes himself as ‘The Ghetto Houdini”. A charming guy who was formerly in the marines but now does magic full-time to support his son. Watch him go on the big stage on America's Got Talent and blow people’s minds with his simple ‘bar’ magic.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

"It's a-me, Mario!" - Voice Actor for Mario

Speaking:
Super Mario, Voice Acting, Video Games
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Simple vs Present Perfect / Used to + base verb
Cooperation:
Creating Quotes, Writing Fan-Mail, Creating a Plot Concept
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a short sci-fi film and do a listening exercise about the guy who does the voice for Super Mario. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Super Mario, video games, and voice acting. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature past simple vs present perfect and used to + base verb. In the cooperation activity students create quotes, write fan-mail, or create a plot concept.
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 3:05
Topics: Super Mario, Voice Acting, Video Games
“Lets-a go!” “Mamma Mia!” Some people recognize this voice immediately, as countless hours have been spent adventuring inside the world of Super Mario for Nintendo. Meet the guy with the legendary voice of Mario and how he got the gig in the first place.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Inside the College for Weed Entrepreneurs

Speaking:
Marijuana, Universities
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers, Mark What You See, Matching Sentences
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Cotext Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Difference Between Say vs Tell / Informal Contractions
Cooperation:
Giving a Presentation, Writing Reviews, Creating a New Course
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a marijuana course at Oaksterdam University. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about marijuana and universities. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between say vs tell, and informal contractions (cuz, kinda, gonna, etc). In the cooperation activity students can give a presentation, write reviews, or create a new course topic.
Type of video: Short Documentary / News Report
Length of video: 6:49
Topics: Marijuana, University Program
Whoever thought the day would come where you could study marijuana in college? A reporter goes inside 'Oaksterdam University' where you learn about and hear about a range of marijuana-related topics as well as what exactly goes on inside a school like this.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 18+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

Belgian Brewery Builds Beer Pipeline

Speaking:
Beer, Brewing, Culture
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Number Matching, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Perfect Continuous, -ing (Gerund) Clauses, Verb Patterns
Cooperation:
Making Prizes, Concepts, Giving Presentations, Making Interviews / Proposals
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an underground beer pipeline in Bruges, Belgium. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about beer and brewing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the present perfect continuous, -ing (gerund) clauses, and verb patterns. In the cooperation activity students can make prizes, create a concept, give a presentation, make an interview, or make proposals.
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 2:22
Topics: Beer, Brewery, Culture
Yes, you read it right. The medieval town of Bruges, Belgium is a popular tourist destination with great beer - beer which can now be tapped out of a two-mile long pipeline built beneath the cobbled streets of the town. Xavier Vanneste, the brewery owner behind this crazy project, talks about his family business and the new pipeline.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 18+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

Bet You Didn't Know: Halloween History

Speaking:
Halloween, Traditions, Holidays
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Defintions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Past Simple vs Would vs Used to
Cooperation:
Organizing Events
In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the history of Halloween and traditions. It also includes interesting discussion questions and conversation activities about holidays, traditions, and Halloween. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar features the difference between past simple / would / used to. In the cooperation activity students can organize an event.
Type of video: History, Educational
Length of video: 2:15
Topics: Halloween, Traditions, Holidays
A breakdown of the history of Halloween and its traditions, while covering the impact Halloween has on the economy.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+