Lessons

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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.
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.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+.

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.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+.