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Business & Corporate

Top 10 Places to Visit in Chile

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the top places to travel in Chile. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the city where you live, making recommendations, and the outdoors. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on definite and indefinite articles. In the cooperation activity, students can recommend things to do when traveling. It includes a bonus activity where students can give directions.
Speaking:
Travel, Recommendations in your City / Country, Giving Directions
Viewing:
Short Answers, Fill in the Blanks
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Dialogue
Grammar:
Definite & Indefinite Articles
Cooperation:
Recommendations for Visitors / Travelers
Type of video: Travel Vlog & Tips
Length of video: 5:45
Topics: Travel, Recommendations, Outdoors, Nature
Steve shows you the main hghlights of Chile and all of the outdoor wonder you can experience if you're ever lucky enough to go backpacking through the country.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

Top Places for Travel This Year

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the top travel destinations this year. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about traveling, free time, making recommendations, and vacations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on have + got + noun and have + got + infinitive. In the cooperation activity, students can create a dialogue conversation about travel.
Speaking:
Free Time, Travel, Recommendations, Vacations
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Dialogue
Grammar:
Have + Got + Noun / Have + Got + Infinitive
Cooperation:
Dialogue Conversation about Travel
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 4:19
Topics: Travel, Free Time, Hotels, Outdoor Activities
This news report dives into some of the top travel destinations for this year, showing all of the great recommendations you can check out in several locations in the USA and one in Europe. Get some hotel recommendations on top of it.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Handle Questions from the Audience

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to handle questions from an audience. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about taking questions as a presenter. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on past modal verbs. In the cooperation activity, students write about problems, present them, and ask questions.
Speaking:
Handling Audience Questions, Taking Questions
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
Past Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Taking Questions
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:28
Topics: Taking Audience Questions
Howcast explains how to handle questions from the audience. His number one tip - don't panic and listen carefully. Taking audience questions is actually a good thing rather than a scary thing!
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

How to Conclude a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to end a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about concluding a presentation. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on modal verbs. In the cooperation activity, students write and present the end of a motivational speech.
Speaking:
Ending Presentations, Concluding Phrases
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Special Terms
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Parts of Speech, Bonus Terms, CCQ
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Writing / Presenting the End of a Speech
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:43
Topics: How to End a Presentation
Communications coach Alex Lyons gives you four clear tips to end your professional presentation like a star.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

BBC - Using Graphs

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about different kinds of graphs and examples of what kind of data they present. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about describing and explaining graphs. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use tenses when explaining graphs. In the cooperation activity, students create a graph and describe it.
Speaking:
Different Kinds of Graphs, Describing Graphs
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Adjectives & Verbs for Describing Graphs
Grammar:
How to use the tenses to describe graphs
Cooperation:
Creating and Explaining Graphs
Type of video: Educational / Informational
Length of video: 3:20
Topics: Different Kinds of Graphs
Sometimes it feels like we are under attack from numbers, and this video shows you how you can transform these numbers into something useful with the help of graphs. Learn about which graphs are best to use with different kinds of data. While you may have never thought that graphs could be exciting, this man will prove you wrong!
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to calm nerves before a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about calming nerves and how to make welcome remarks. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use even, even though, and even if. In the cooperation activity, students create a presentation on a 'How to...' topic.
Speaking:
Welcome Remarks, Handling Nerves
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
How to Use: Even, Even if, Even though
Cooperation:
Role Play - 'How to...' Presentation
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:59
Topics: How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Presentation
Colin Boyd shares three tips for you on how to speak in public calm your nerves before and during a speech or presentation.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

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.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

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.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Leave a Voicemail

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to leave a voicemail and then hear a sample sales voicemail. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about voicemail greetings and leaving voicemails. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions. In the cooperation activity, students do a role play for leaving a voicemail and creating a voicemail greeting.
Speaking:
Voicemail Greetings, Leaving Voicemails
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ, Additional Voicemail Expressions
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Role Play - Leaving Voicemails, Creating Voicemail Greeting
Type of video: English Language Educational Video
Length of video: 5:43
Topics: Leaving a Voicemail, Voicemail Greeting
An English teacher explains what a typical voicemail greeting sounds like, as well as some tips on how to leave a professional voicemail.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to End a Call or Visit Gracefully

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to end a call, conversation, or visit gracefully. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about reacting to proposals and ending phone calls. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on reported speech with say and tell. In the cooperation activity, students do a role play for ending a call.
Speaking:
Reacting to Proposals, Ending Phone Calls
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs, CCQ
Grammar:
Reported Speech: Say and Tell
Cooperation:
Role Play - Ending a Phone Call
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 4:04
Topics: Ending a Phone Call
Don Crawley explains why it can sometimes be difficult to end a conversation without being offensive, and shares some tips on how to approach ending a call or a visit with someone who talks a lot.
*Most suitable for upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to End a Meeting - Team Effectiveness

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to end a meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about ending meetings properly. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between each, every, all, and whole. In the cooperation activity, students can practice ending meetings.
Speaking:
Closing Meetings, Quotes about Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference between each, every, all, whole
Cooperation:
Ending a Meeting
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:11
Topics: Ending a Meeting Properly
Liane Davey goes into detail about how you can end your meetings in the most effective way, and some tips how to carry out a successful closure.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Make Clear and Concise Points

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about making concise points at meetings. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about reporting progress, making points, and managing interruptions in meetings. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between due to, because of, thanks to, as a result, and therefore. In the cooperation activity, students can practice making points at meetings.
Speaking:
Reporting Progress, Interruptions, Making Points, Product Release
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Cause & Effect: Due to, Because of, Thanks to, As a result, Therefore
Cooperation:
Making Points
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:32
Topics: Making Clear and Concise Points, Speaking
Anne Ricketts of Lighthouse Communications explains how to make points, and express your ideas and arguments clearly in meeting using a simple but effective formula.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Chairing a Meeting

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video of an example corporate meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about agreeing and disagreeing, starting a meeting, and expressing opinions. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. Students also do some activities using the important expressions and phrases they learned from the video. In the cooperation activity, students can do an example role play of a meeting, agreeing, disagreeing, and expressing opinions.
Speaking:
Agreeing, Disagreeing, Expressing Opinions at Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Phrases and Expressions
Grammar:
Transforming Phrases
Cooperation:
Role Play Meeting - Agreeing, Disagreeing, Expressing Opinions
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 6:10
Topics: Example Meeting
An educational video about a meeting between department directors about some important agenda issues.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Master Scheduling Appointments

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about Calendly - a software designed to make appointment scheduling easier. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about scheduling, confirming, rescheduling, canceling meetings and sending meeting reminders. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between either, neither, and both. In the cooperation activity, students can create a role play for scheduling meetings by email and phone, or write a script for a video.
Speaking:
Scheduling, Confirming, Rescheduling, Canceling Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark the Topics Discussed
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
Either, Neither, Both
Cooperation:
Role Play, Video Script
Type of video: Promotional / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:17
Topics: Scheduling Meetings
Learn all about Calendly - one of the hottest meeting scheduling softwares out there.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Effective Meetings: Agenda and Preparation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to make a meeting agenda and preparation for a meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about meetings and agendas. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on gerunds. In the cooperation activity, students can create a meeting agenda.
Speaking:
Starting a Meeting, Introducting yourself, Stating Objectives, Agendas
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, CCQ, Adverbs
Grammar:
How to Use gerunds
Cooperation:
Making a Meeting Agenda, Stating Objectives
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:19
Topics: Meetings, Agenda
In this video, it's explained how exactly to create a good meeting agenda, what to avoid when planning for a meeting, and some tips on how to make your meetings more effective.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+