Lessons

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE (B2)

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.

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.

Why I Practice Yoga | Laruga Glaser Yoga Demo

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the holistic side of yoga. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about yoga. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features some common preposition + gerund forms. There is also a quiz & review section which includes some bonus activities. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Yoga
Viewing:
Matching Activity, Finish the Sentences
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Adjectives, Parts of Speech, Verb Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Preposition + Gerund Forms
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Instructional
Length of video: 3:23
Topics: Yoga, Spiritual Approach to Yoga
Laruga Glaser shows you how she does yoga the spiritual way. She explains the inner side of yoga as well as the power and beauty of the practice.

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.

What does a cashless future mean? | The Economist

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on finance and a cashless future. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about finance, the economy, money, and digital payments. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the difference between 'would' and 'used to' for the past. There is also a quiz & review section which includes bonus activities.
Speaking:
Cashless Future, Economy, Credit Cards, Cash
Viewing:
Short Answers, Numbers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs, Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'used to' and 'would' in the past
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Informational / Educational
Length of video: 5:21
Topics: Cash, Credit Cards, Economy, Finance
Many countries are going cashless at great speed. What are the advantages of ditching hard cash and what are the dangers?

Yellowstone National Park Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the sights and attractions of Yellowstone National Park in the USA. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about nature and natural parks. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is also a quiz & review section which includes some bonus activities.
Speaking:
Yellowstone National Park, Nature
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Images, Matching, Missing Letters, Context Usage
Grammar:
--
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Travel Guide
Length of video: 8:33
Topics: Yellowstone National Park Travel Guide
Yellowstone National Park showcases the splendor of North American wilderness from its mountains to its valleys and its streams in between. You won’t want to miss this!

Las Vegas Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the sites, attractions, and city of Las Vegas. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about Las Vegas. 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 section which includes some bonus activities.
Speaking:
Las Vegas Travel & Facts
Viewing:
Finish the Sentences, Matching
Vocabulary:
Verbs and Verb Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Third Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Travel Guide
Length of video: 3:23
Topics: Las Vegas Travel Guide
Step out of the ordinary world and into the dazzling “Sin City,” better known as Las Vegas, Nevada. Roam around The Strip, and be sure to check out the numerous casinos, cocktail lounges, "mythical cities" and the escapist fantasies lining the city.

How to be an Entrepreneur

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on how to be an entrepreneur and what makes them successful. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about entrepreneurs / entrepreneurship. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features nouns + gerunds and infinitives. There is also a quiz & review section which includes some bonus activities. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Entrepreneurs, Business
Viewing:
Short Answers, Finish the Sentences
Vocabulary:
Adjectives / Adverbs, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Nouns + Gerunds / Infinitives
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Animated Explainer Video
Length of video: 3:24
Topics: Entrepreneurship, Business
Becoming an entrepreneur is one of the greatest dreams of our time. The School of Life dives into what's at the heart of entrepreneurship and how to become one.

The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on startup companies and what makes them successful. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about entrepreneurs and startups. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the modal verb 'would' in the progressive form. There is also a quiz & review section which includes some bonus activities. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Startup Companies, Entrepreneurship
Viewing:
Short Answers, Finish the Sentences
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Parts of Speech, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use: 'Would' + be + -ing Verb
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: TED Talk / Speech
Length of video: 6:40
Topics: Startup Companies & Entrepreneurship
Bill Gross, the founder of IdeaLab, has a lot of experience in the field of startups and carried out some research on what exactly makes them succeed and fail. So he collected data from hundreds of companies, ranked each company on five key factors, and pinpointed which factor came on top as the most important factor for startup success.

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.

The Rules of Cricket

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the rules of cricket and how it's played. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about cricket. 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 section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Cricket, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Matching Activity
Vocabulary:
Image Matching, Verbs, Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Third Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Sports / Instructional
Length of video: 4:09
Topics: The Rules of Cricket
Ninh explains the Rules of Cricket. A beginner's explanation of the laws of Cricket. Watch this short tutorial video guide on how Cricket is played. Learn about batsmen, bowlers, fielders, bowl outs, caught outs, stumped, run out and more.

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.

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 Neuralink - Neural Lace Explained

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about 'Neuralink' and neural lace, what exactly it is, and how it works. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about advanced technology and AI. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'recently' and 'so far' in the present perfect simple and continuous. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Advanced Technology, Artificial Intelligence
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, Images, Context Usage
Grammar:
'Recently' and 'So far' with Present Perfect Simple & Continuous
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Informational / Educational
Length of video: 4:35
Topics: Neuralink, Neural Lace, AI
Elon Musk’s new project Neuralink has been making headlines recently, but very little is known about this mysterious company so far. We’re going to answer the question ‘What is Neuralink?’ and let you know why you should be paying very close attention.