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Google Assistant: Making Reservations

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video of Google's AI assistant making a reservation. It includes discussion and dialogue activities about restaurants, eating out, and making reservations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on prepositions of time and past simple questions. In the cooperation activity, students can do a dialogue and role play.
Speaking:
Making Reservations, Eating Out
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Just in case, Adjectives, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time, Past Simple Questions
Cooperation:
Dialogue & Role Play
Type of video: Technology & Business
Length of video: 1:25
Topics: Google Assistant, Making Reservations
Watch Google Assistant make a phone call to and make a reservation with a restaurant simply and seamlessly.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

You Can Live Without Producing Trash

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teenagers, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a girl who lives a zero-waste lifestyle. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the environment, global issues, and zero-waste. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features an activity on question formation in the past simple. In the cooperation activity, students can do a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Environment, Global Issues, Zero-Waste
Viewing:
Number Matching, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Phrasal Verbs, Image Matching, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Questions in Past Simple (W/H Questions)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 4:37
Topics: Environment, Global Issues, Zero-Waste
A girl who studied environmental sciences at NYU realized she was a hypocrite when she opened her fridge one day and noticed that everything was pacakged in plastic. This inspired her to pursue a zero-waste lifestyle. Just how hard is it?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Will Smith Tries Online Dating with Sophia the Robot

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

Breeding the World's Hottest Pepper

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the hottest pepper in the world. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about spicy food and hot peppers. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar features how to use indefinite / definite articles. In the cooperation activity students can do a quiz & review activity.
Speaking:
Spicy Food, Hot Peppers
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Phrasal Verbs, Other Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use Indefinite & Definite Articles
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Story
Length of video: 3:18
Topics: Spicy Food, Hot Peppers
A hot lesson for your students about 'Smokin' Ed Currie and his prized possession - The Carolina Reaper. This is literally the hottest pepper in the world, breaking records on the Scoville Heat Unit scale. This thing looks just downright scary. Your students are sure to get a kick out of this one.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

700 mph in a tube: The Hyperloop Experience

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the Hyperloop. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about modern transportation and travel. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to transportation. The grammar exercises features the passive voice. In the cooperation activity students do a summary activity and have an imaginative discussion about travel.
Speaking:
Modern Transportation, Travel, Hyperloop
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Expressions, Nouns, Adjectives, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive Voice
Cooperation:
Summary, Hyperloop Experience Activity
Type of video: Informational / News Report
Length of video: 4:38
Topics: Modern Transportation, Travel, Hyperloop
This video is a news report which contains interviews and discussions with people involved in the Hyperloop project. The reporter explores questions about the basic of the Hyperloop, the challenges for its construction, and how it will revolutionize and impact transportation as we know it.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

United - Safety is Global: Official Safety Video

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the safety procedures and instructions for flying with United. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about flying and flights. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features how to use the subordinate conjunctions "as" and "in order to". There is also a quiz & review section which includes bonus activities.
Speaking:
Flying & Flights
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Multiple Choice, Images, Synonyms, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use "as" and "in order to"
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Instructional Video
Length of video: 4:15
Topics: Flights & Flying
United Airlines employees guide you through the safety demonstrations, procedures, and regulations for their flights, but in an entertaining kind of way.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - Official Trailer (HD)

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the trailer for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" - Tarantino's newest film. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Hollywood and acting. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features how to use "Anybody...?" in questions. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Hollywood, Acting
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use "Anybody...?" in Questions
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Movie Trailer
Length of video: 2:34
Topics: Hollywood, Acting
“In this town, it can all change…like that.” Watch the new #OnceUponATimeInHollywood trailer - in theaters July 26.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+.

Who will challenge Donald Trump in 2020? | The Economist

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the candidates from the Democratic Party who will compete against Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential elections. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about American politics. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the third conditional. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
American Politics, Presidential Candidates
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs, Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Third Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Educational
Length of video: 6:44
Topics: 2020 Democratic Party Candidates
The 2020 Democratic primary election is already one of the most hotly contested in history, with over 20 candidates vying to lead the party. John Prideaux, our US editor, takes a look at the front-runners.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+.

History of the 4th of July: Crash Course US History Special

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about American Independence Day - July 4th. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the history and traditions of the holiday. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
July 4th History & Traditions
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Vocabulary Definition Matching, Other Phrases & Expressions
Grammar:
--
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Educational / Cultural
Length of video: 5:27
Topics: July 4th Celebrations, History, Traditions
In this special short Crash Course, John celebrates American Independence Day by teaching you how the holiday came to be on the 4th of July, and the many ways that Americans celebrate the day.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+.

Independence Day | 4th of July History

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about American Independence Day - July 4th. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the history and traditions of the holiday. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. There is a part which focuses on parts of speech. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
July 4th History & Traditions
Viewing:
Short Answers, Choose the Correct Person
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Extra Vocabulary Terms, Context Usage
Grammar:
Parts of Speech
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Educational / Cultural
Length of video: 2:26
Topics: July 4th Celebrations, History, Traditions
WatchMojo gives a brief history of the 4th of July and how Americans celebrate Independence Day.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+.

Beach Essentials | Laureen Uy

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a girl, Laureen, who explains the essentials on what to bring to the beach. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the beach. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features positive and negative sentences in the past simple. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Beach Holidays / Vacations
Viewing:
Short Answers, Choose the Correct Word
Vocabulary:
Vocabulary Definition Matching, Image Matching
Grammar:
Past Simple (positive & negative sentences)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Travel Vlog
Length of video: 3:15
Topics: Going to the beach, Beach Essentials
Laureen Uy has listed a few things she usually brings with her when she goes to the beach. Don't forget to subscribe to her channel!
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+.

Friends | Monica Got Stung by a Jellyfish

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a clip from the TV series 'Friends' and do a listening exercise about Monica, who gets stung by a jellyfish on the beach. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the beach. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features using get + past participle in the passive voice. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Beach Holidays / Vacations
Viewing:
List Events in Order, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Multiple Choice, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Get + Past Participle (Passive Voice)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:37
Topics: Beach, Getting Stung
A clip from Friends Season 4 Episode 1 "The One with the Jellyfish" - where Monica get stung by a jellyfish and Joey gets the brilliant idea from the Discovery Channel to pee on it. If it wasn't for Joey's stage fright, Chandler wouldn't have had to go through with it for her.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+.

The Toronto Raptors Superfan

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a comprehension exercise about a 'Superfan' for the Toronto Raptors. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about sports fandom. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the past simple / past continuous. There is also a quiz & review, and a bonus writing activity.
Speaking:
Sports Fandom
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Simple / Past Continuous
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Writing Exercise
Type of video: Short Documentary Story
Length of video: 2:21
Topics: Sports Fandom, 'Superfan'
Nav Bhatia, who is considered a true 'Superfan' has never missed a game of The Toronto Raptors. After moving from India to settle in Toronto, this guy is now a courtside legend, inspiring fans around the world with the mission of building community through basketball.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+.

JOKER Official Trailer (2019)

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a trailer and do a listening exercise for the new 'Joker' film coming out in October 2019. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Batman, the Joker, and villains. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the trailer. The grammar exercise features subject + used to + verb. There is also a fun 'Interview' section, a quiz & review, and a bonus writing activity.
Speaking:
Batman, The Joker, Villains, Special Interview
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Subject + used to + verb
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Writing Exercise
Type of video: Movie Trailer
Length of video: 2:41
Topics: The Joker film
JOKER Official Trailer (2019) Joaquin Phoenix, DC Movie HD
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+. Viewer discretion is advised due to graphic imagery.

Chernobyl (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a trailer and do a listening exercise for the HBO hit series 'Chernobyl'. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the Chernobyl disaster, nuclear energy, and radiation. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the trailer. The grammar exercise features how to use nothing, anything, no and any. There is also a Chernobyl 'Extra Facts' section, a quiz & review, and two bonus activities.
Speaking:
Chernobyl, Nuclear Energy, Radiation
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, How to Use 'In terms of,' Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use Nothing, Anything, No, and Any
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Movie Trailer
Length of video: 2:38
Topics: Chernobyl, Nuclear Disaster
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+. Viewer discretion is advised due to graphic imagery.