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?
*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+

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+.

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+.

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.

Pulp Fiction | ‘Royale With Cheese’

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a clip and do a listening exercise from a scene in Pulp Fiction, which is a famous film from Quentin Tarantino. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the American and European cultural differences and Tarantino's films. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, phrases, and do a slang exercise from the video using the word 'ain't.' There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
American & European Culture, Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Slang Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'Ain't'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Movie Scene
Length of video: 2:31
Topics: Pulp Fiction, 'Royale With Cheese'
Vincent (John Travolta) tells Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) about the little differences regarding life in Europe.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Pulp Fiction | ‘Big Kahuna Burger’

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a clip and do a listening exercise from a scene in Pulp Fiction, which is a famous film from Quentin Tarantino. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the 'Quarter Pounder' burger and a "nutritious breakfast." Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, phrases, and do a pronunciation exercise from the video. The grammar exercise features question tags. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Nutritious Breakfast, Phrases, Pronunciation
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Question Tags
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Movie Scene
Length of video: 4:10
Topics: Pulp Fiction, 'Big Kahuna Burger'
Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Brett (Frank Whaley) share a friendly breakfast of Big Kahuna Burgers.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Friends | Phoebe's First Bike

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Phoebe, from the TV series 'Friends' getting her first bike as a gift from Ross. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about giving gifts and bicycle riding. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video, and how to use the phrase 'by the time' and 'be about to + verb.' The grammar exercise features the past modal verb - might + have + past participle. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Gifts, Bicycles
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Multiple Choice, By the time, Be about to + verb
Grammar:
Past Modal - Might + Have + Past Participle
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:56
Topics: Gifts, Bicycle Riding
Ross gets Phoebe her first bicycle ever as a gift. Phoebe forgets to tell her friends that she doesn't know how to ride a bike!
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Friends | Ross' Problem With Clothes and a Failed Date

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Ross, from the TV series 'Friends' going shopping for some clothes for his date. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about fashion and clothing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar features modal verbs. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Fashion & Clothing
Viewing:
Short Answer, True / False
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs & Phrasal Verbs, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:35
Topics: Fashion & Shopping
Ross has a date, and he has to look cool. Rachel and Phoebe invite him to come clothing shopping with them. Ross ends up with Rachel's shopping bag and wear the same sweater as his date!
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

New York City Vacation Travel Guide

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about traveling to New York City. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about New York City. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to this topic. The grammar activity features an exercise on the difference between 'it's' and 'its.' There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
New York City Travel, Facts, and Trivia
Viewing:
Numbers, Finish the Sentences
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Nouns, Quotes, Images, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'it's' and 'its'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review, Questions for New Yorkers
Type of video: Travel Guide
Length of video: 6:00
Topics: New York City Travel Guide
New York City has been shaped by immigrants and colonists, and it's now considered the melting pot of America. Home to over 8 million people and hosting over 50 million visitors per year, New York City is full of fun, skyscrapers, art, and culture.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Amsterdam Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about traveling to Amsterdam. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Amsterdam. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to this topic. The grammar activity features an exercise on using so + adjective / adverb + that. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Amsterdam Travel, Facts, and Trivia
Viewing:
Finish the Sentences
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use so + [adjective / adverb] + that
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review, Amsterdam Travel Itinerary
Type of video: Travel Guide
Length of video: 5:19
Topics: Amsterdam Travel Guide
Amsterdam is the largest city in The Netherlands, also known as Holland. The fun-loving Dutch welcome 3.5 million tourists a year, making Amsterdam one of the top destinations in Europe.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+