Lessons

INTERMEDIATE (B1)

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?

Will Smith Tries Online Dating with Sophia the Robot

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

How to do a Kickflip on a Skateboard

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch an instructional video and do a listening exercise on how to do a kickflip in skateboarding. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about skateboarding. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of the future continuous in the 'going to + be + -ing verb' form. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Skateboarding
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives / Adverbs, Verbs, Images, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of Future Continuous (going to + be + -ing verb)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Instructional
Length of video: 4:03
Topics: Skateboarding, How to Kickflip
Learn the BASICS of how to Kickflip with Spencer Nuzzi.

How To Salsa Dance | Tutorial For Beginners

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch an instructional video and do a listening exercise on how to Salsa dance. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about dancing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'so that + clasue' for expressing purpose. There is also a quiz & review section which includes bonus activities. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Salsa, Dancing
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Adjectives / Adverbs, Verbs, Images, Verb + Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of 'so that + clause' for expressing purpose
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Instructional
Length of video: 3:16
Topics: Salsa Dancing
Ali loves to throw Latin moves into her dance routines to spice things up and wanted to share some tips with you! In this video she break downs some of the basic steps of salsa to give you more confidence.

Marvel's Avengers | Video Game Trailer

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the video game trailer for Marvel's Avengers. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about the Avengers and Super Heroes. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features how to use there is / was and there are / were. There is also a quiz & review section which includes bonus activities.
Speaking:
Marvel, Avengers, Super Heroes
Viewing:
List Events in Order, Fill in the Blanks, Pause the Video
Vocabulary:
Phrasal Verbs, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'There is / was' and 'There are / were'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Video Game Trailer
Length of video: 3:29
Topics: Marvel, Avengers, Super Heroes
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation.

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!

Why Irish Hurling Is the Fastest Game on Grass

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the game of hurling in Ireland. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about hurling and Ireland. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'as + adjective/adverb + as'. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Hurling, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Numbers in the Video
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Missing Letters, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of 'as + adjective / adverb + as'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Sports Story
Length of video: 3:45
Topics: The Irish Game of Hurling
Great Big Story does a cover on the national sport of Ireland - known as hurling. The game predates Irish history and used to be training for warriors in ancient times. In this video, meet one of its players, Danny Cullen, who is the senior captain of his county’s team in a rural county of Ireland. For him and many other, hurling is much more than just a sport.

The Rules of Baseball

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the rules of baseball and how it's played. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about baseball. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the passive voice in the present simple for explaining sports rules. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Baseball, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Matching Activity
Vocabulary:
Image Matching, Verbs, Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive Voice in the Present Simple
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Sports / Instructional
Length of video: 3:21
Topics: The Rules of Baseball
Ninh explains the Rules of Baseball. A beginner's explanation of Major League Baseball Rules. Watch this short video tutorial guide on how to play Baseball under MLB, Olympic & International Sports rules.

Nobody Wants to Help You Move - Key & Peele

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on a comedy skit about a couple arguing over moving apartments. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about moving homes. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'going to' and 'will' for the future. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Moving Apartments, Cities, Homes
Viewing:
Short Answers / Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Definitions, Phrases, Context Usage, 'Be about to + verb'
Grammar:
How to Use 'Going to' and 'Will' for Future
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Comedy Skit
Length of video: 2:45
Topics: Moving Out
A woman’s boyfriend panics when she asks him for help moving apartments.

Fake meat is the future. Here's why

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about 'Impossible Foods' and 'Beyond Meats', and the surge in plant-based burgers. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about vegetarianism and plant-based foods. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'though'. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Vegetarianism, Plant-Based "Meats"
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of the Adverb 'though'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 4:47
Topics: Vegetarianism, Plant-Based "Meats"
Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat are surging in popularity with consumers and investors. Here's how meat alternatives like these will actually change the way we eat in coming decades.

The Science Behind the Impossible Burger

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about plant-based burgers and vegetarianism. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about plant-based meats and vegetarianism. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the difference between state / action verbs. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Burgers, Plant-Based Meats, Vegetarianism
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Nouns, Phrasal Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
State - Action Verbs
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
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.

What is a VPN and How Does it Work?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about VPN's and how they work. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about information technology. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'be able to'. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
VPN and Information Technology
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Adverbs, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of 'Be able to'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Animated Explainer Video
Length of video: 4:19
Topics: VPN, Hacking, Information Technology
This video from vpnMentor explains everything you need to know about VPN's and how they work.

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. Interactive Lesson Available!
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.

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.