Lessons

PRE-INTERMEDIATE (A2)

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.

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Explained

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on three of the most fundamental computer programming languages - HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about computer science and coding. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features 3rd person plural forms - they, their, them, they're, and they've. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Computer Science, Programming, Coding
Viewing:
Short Answers, True/ False
Vocabulary:
Programming Languages, Nouns, Adverbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
3rd Person Plural Forms - They, Their, Them, They're, They've
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Instructional / Educational
Length of video: 3:57
Topics: Computer Science, Programming, Coding
Before you start any web development tutorials for beginners, FIRST understand what languages are used for building websites: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Learn why you can't exist online without these programming languages! Consider this your code and coding concept 101.

How 9 Billionaires Start Their Mornings

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the morning routines of 9 billionaires. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about morning routines. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the difference between 'while' and 'when'. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Morning Routines
Viewing:
Match the Sentence Halves, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives / Adverbs, Missing Letters, Phrases, Images, Context Usage
Grammar:
Difference Between 'While' and 'When'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Business / Informational
Length of video: 3:21
Topics: Morning Routines of Billionaires
This video from Business Insider features 9 billionaires and how they start their morning. Some billionaires seem to be just like the rest of us!

Checking In At an Airport

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about checking in at an airport. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about flying and flights, as well as a dialogue activity. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features how to use the present continuous for the near future. There is also a quiz & review section which includes bonus activities. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Checking-in, Flying, Flights
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Image Matching, Dialogue, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Continuous in the near future
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Airport Check-in Demonstration
Length of video: 1:30
Topics: Checking in, Flights, Flying
In this video, a man checks in for his flight and communicates about the details of his flight with the airline check-in assistant.

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. Interactive Lesson Available!
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!

Joey Learning English

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Joey, from the TV series 'Friends' learning English in an ESL class. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about learning English as well as a pronunciation exercise. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar features superlative adjectives and the subjunctive mood. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Learning English, Pronunciation
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Adjectives / Adverbs, Multiple Choice, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Superlative Adjectives, Subjunctive Mood
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 3:05
Topics: Learning English, Difficulties of English
Joey, a character from the TV series 'Friends' steps into an ESL classroom when he sees a beautiful girl walk in.

The Best Crepes in Paris

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the best crepes in Paris. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about sweet foods, Paris, and crepes. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions of place and movement. In the cooperation activity, students can have fun creating a menu, asking for recommendations, or practice writing.
Speaking:
Sweet Foods, Crepes, Paris
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place / Movement
Cooperation:
Create a Menu, Ask for Recommendations, Creative Writing
Type of video: Food & Travel Tour
Length of video: 2:44
Topics: Crepes, Paris, Sweet Foods
Find out where the best spots are in Paris for eating true French-style crepes!

Experience NYC with Locals

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about Airbnb Experiences in New York City. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about traveling, Airbnb, hosts, guests, and New York City. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the passive voice. In the cooperation activity, students can create an Airbnb 'Experiences' ad and write an inquiry to an Airbnb host.
Speaking:
Traveling, Airbnb, New York City
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, Fill in the Blanks, Matching
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases, Dialogue
Grammar:
Passive Voice
Cooperation:
Create an Airbnb Ad, Write an Inquiry
Type of video: Commercial / Travel
Length of video: 2:29
Topics: Airbnb, New York City, Traveling
Explore some of the unique experiences you can take part in on Airbnb and what kind of opportunities you can have to to experience NYC with the locals.

How to Start a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to start a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about presentations and how to start strongly. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use 'going to' and 'will'. In the cooperation activity, students create a presentation introduction.
Speaking:
Introduction, Starting a Presentation
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Put Topics in Order
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Prepositions, CCQ
Grammar:
How to Use 'Be + Going to' and 'Will'
Cooperation:
Role Play - Create a Presentation Introduction
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:27
Topics: How to Start a Presentation
How to start a presentation is one of the most important things your presentation needs to have. Starting with a good, engaging story is a strong way to open your presentation and connect with your audience. This tip explains why the cliche sentence "Today I'm going to talk to you about..." should be avoided and different ways you can find inspiration for a good story to tell your audience.

Phone Call: Customer Order Taking

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video of a sample customer service call for placing an order. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about exchanging information, spelling emails, and customer service. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. For grammar, students do an activity on modal verbs for polite requests. In the cooperation activity, students do a customer service call role play.
Speaking:
Exchanging Information, Customer Service, Spelling Emails
Viewing:
Short Answers, Correct the Mistakes, Phrases Used
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Multiple Choice, CCQ, Images + Discussion
Grammar:
Modal Verbs for Polite Requests
Cooperation:
Role play - Customer Service Call
Type of video: Customer Call Sample / Business
Length of video: 1:55
Topics: Customer Service Call
A customer calls a florist's customer call center, and places an order for a dozen roses with an agent. They exchange information and ask questions about the order.

Replying to Business & Personal Emails

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about replying to business and personal emails. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about making arrangements, apologizing, and confirming times. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions of time. In the cooperation activity, students reply to emails and use prepositions of time.
Speaking:
Making Arrangements, Apologizing in Emails, Prepositions of Time
Viewing:
Fill in the Blanks, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Email Phrases, CCQ
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time
Cooperation:
Replying to Emails
Type of video: Educational / Instructional
Length of video: 5:20
Topics: Replying to Emails
Jennifer demonstrates how to reply to emails. She shows excellent real life examples and explains how to write clearly and improve email writing skills.

Useful Phrases for Email Inquiries

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about useful email phrases for inquiries. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about inquiries. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on contractions. In the cooperation activity, students do an activity on writing an email inquiry for business.
Speaking:
Email Inquiries
Viewing:
Fill in the Blanks, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Email Phrases, Contractions, CCQ
Grammar:
Contractions
Cooperation:
Writing and Email Inquiry
Type of video: Educational / Instructional
Length of video: 4:33
Topics: Email Inquiries
Jennifer demonstrates how to write the perfect email inquiry. She shows excellent real life examples and explains how to write clearly and improve email writing skills.

iPhone - Guided Tour: Apple Pay

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

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

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

Santa Claus is Real

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