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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:
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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.

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.

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.

Who will challenge Donald Trump in 2020? | The Economist

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the candidates from the Democratic Party who will compete against Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential elections. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about American politics. 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 and a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
American Politics, Presidential Candidates
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs, Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Third Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Educational
Length of video: 6:44
Topics: 2020 Democratic Party Candidates
The 2020 Democratic primary election is already one of the most hotly contested in history, with over 20 candidates vying to lead the party. John Prideaux, our US editor, takes a look at the front-runners.

History of the 4th of July: Crash Course US History Special

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, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
July 4th History & Traditions
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Vocabulary Definition Matching, Other Phrases & Expressions
Grammar:
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Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Educational / Cultural
Length of video: 5:27
Topics: July 4th Celebrations, History, Traditions
In this special short Crash Course, John celebrates American Independence Day by teaching you how the holiday came to be on the 4th of July, and the many ways that Americans celebrate the day.