Lessons

Food & Drink

Google Assistant: Making Reservations

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video of Google's AI assistant making a reservation. It includes discussion and dialogue activities about restaurants, eating out, and making reservations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on prepositions of time and past simple questions. In the cooperation activity, students can do a dialogue and role play.
Speaking:
Making Reservations, Eating Out
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Just in case, Adjectives, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time, Past Simple Questions
Cooperation:
Dialogue & Role Play
Type of video: Technology & Business
Length of video: 1:25
Topics: Google Assistant, Making Reservations
Watch Google Assistant make a phone call to and make a reservation with a restaurant simply and seamlessly.

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.

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.

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.

5 of the Best Street Food Finds in London

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about street food in London. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about making food, London, and street food. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. In the cooperation activity, students can create their own street food concept and talk about how to make a signature dish.
Speaking:
Making Food, London, Flavor & Texture
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases
Grammar:
Phrases
Cooperation:
Street Food Concept, How to Make a Signature Dish
Type of video: Food & Travel Tour
Length of video: 5:45
Topics: Street Foods, London
Explore and discover the best spots in London for street food across a variety of different cultures.

Eating Frog in Singapore! Would you try this?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a man who checks out a frog street food stand in Singapore. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Asian food, street food, and unique cultural foods. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on past simple and present perfect. In the cooperation activity, students can create a food stand concept, write a review, or do a writing exercise.
Speaking:
Unique Cultural Foods, Street & Asian Food, Food Adjectives
Viewing:
Short Answers, Put Events in Order
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases, Image Matching
Grammar:
Past Simple & Present Perfect
Cooperation:
Street Food Concept, Write a Review, Food Tour
Type of video: Food & Travel Tour
Length of video: 3:11
Topics: Street Foods, Asian Food
The 'Food Ranger' checks out a street food stand in downtown Singapore that sells frog dishes! Would you try frog after watching him describe his mind-blowing experience?

The Best Crepes in Paris

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the best crepes in Paris. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about sweet foods, Paris, and crepes. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions of place and movement. In the cooperation activity, students can have fun creating a menu, asking for recommendations, or practice writing.
Speaking:
Sweet Foods, Crepes, Paris
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place / Movement
Cooperation:
Create a Menu, Ask for Recommendations, Creative Writing
Type of video: Food & Travel Tour
Length of video: 2:44
Topics: Crepes, Paris, Sweet Foods
Find out where the best spots are in Paris for eating true French-style crepes!

Why Pizza Purists Love Neapolitan-Style Pizza

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video of an Italian pizza chef who owns a pizza restaurant in New York. Your students can discuss questions and do conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to pizza. The grammar exercise feature additional word building and students do an exercise with parts of speech and prefixes. In the cooperation activity where students can write reviews with their new pizza-related vocabulary.
Speaking:
Pizza Recipe, Italian Culture, Cooking Pizza
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Word-Building Vocabulary
Grammar:
Parts of Speech / Prefixes
Cooperation:
Writing Reviews
Type of video: Story / Short Documentary
Length of video: 3:36
Topics: Pizza Restaurant Concept
A pizza chef from Naples shows you his special way of making Neapolitan style pizza in his New York City restaurant. Bringing the world-known, original, and classical style pizza to the heart of America.

Italian Chef Reviews Delivery Pizza

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video of an Italian pizza chef reviewing American delivery pizza. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students learn when and when not to use the definite article 'the'. In the cooperation activity students can speak together and use their new pizza-related vocabulary terms.
Speaking:
Pizza, Italian Culture, Cooking / Delivering Pizza
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Taking Notes
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Categorizing Terms
Grammar:
Definite Articles
Cooperation:
Writing Reviews
Type of video: Critic Review
Length of video: 3:16
Topics: Pizza Delivery Tasting
An Italian pizza chef reviews delivery pizza's from some of the most famous pizza fast-food branches.

Where to eat the best pizza in Rome

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video about pizza in Rome, Italy. Your students can do discussion questions and conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to pizza. For grammar, students learn and do an activity on prepositions of place. In the cooperation activity students can make a review and use their new pizza-related vocabulary terms.
Speaking:
Pizza, Italy, Cuisine
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Extra pizza-related vocabulary
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place
Cooperation:
Making a Review Using New Pizza-Related Vocabulary
Type of video: Documentary
Length of video: 2:46
Topics: Pizza, Italy, Culture
This video explores takes you on a tour of the tastiest pizza scene and family-run 'forno's' in Rome, Italy.

Belgian Brewery Builds Beer Pipeline

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an underground beer pipeline in Bruges, Belgium. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about beer and brewing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the present perfect continuous, -ing (gerund) clauses, and verb patterns. In the cooperation activity students can make prizes, create a concept, give a presentation, make an interview, or make proposals.
Speaking:
Beer, Brewing, Culture
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Number Matching, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Perfect Continuous, -ing (Gerund) Clauses, Verb Patterns
Cooperation:
Making Prizes, Concepts, Giving Presentations, Making Interviews / Proposals
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 2:22
Topics: Beer, Brewery, Culture
Yes, you read it right. The medieval town of Bruges, Belgium is a popular tourist destination with great beer - beer which can now be tapped out of a two-mile long pipeline built beneath the cobbled streets of the town. Xavier Vanneste, the brewery owner behind this crazy project, talks about his family business and the new pipeline.

Nonna's of the World: Restaurant Concept in NYC

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a restaurant concept in New York City. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about restaurants, cultural cuisine, and cooking. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the second conditional, parts of speech, and compound adjectives. In the cooperation activity students do an activity on a restaurant concepts and names.
Speaking:
Restaurant Concepts, Cultural Cuisine
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Phrases, Context Usage, Compound Adjectives
Grammar:
Second Conditional
Cooperation:
Restaurant Concepts & Names
Type of video: Short Documentary / Story
Length of video: 2:24
Topics: Food, Alternative Restaurants
There can be many hidden restaurant gems in NYC, and the Enoteca Maria in Staten Island is one of them. Get to know the guy behind this awesome concept who only employs grandmothers from all over the world to cook for the customers. I mean, who doesn’t love grandma’s cooking?

How to Create the Perfect Philly Cheesesteak

In this ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the Philadelphia Cheesesteak. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about one's hometown, food, cooking, and American sandwiches. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercise features correlative comparisons. In the cooperation activity students do an activity on cooking a dish. There is also a quiz & review with a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Hometowns, Food, American Sandwiches
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Grammar:
Correlative Comparisons
Cooperation:
Cooking a Dish, Quiz & Review
Type of video: Instructional Recipe
Length of video: 2:38
Topics: Cooking, Cheesesteak, Sandwiches
Tony Luke, a sandwich connoisseur, shows you how to make the famous Philadelphia Cheesesteak, including his secret formula and methodology.

Supersize Me - Obesity In America (first 5 minutes)

In this ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about McDonald's and obesity in America. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about fast food, obesity, and McDonald's. Students also learn and study some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercise features the second conditional. In the cooperation activity students can create "healthy" and "non-healthy" diets and do a role-play conversation.
Speaking:
Fast Food, McDonalds, Diet
Viewing:
Short Answers, Number Matching
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, Context Usage, Quote
Grammar:
Second Conditional
Cooperation:
Creating "healthy" and "unhealthy" diets, Doing a role-play conversation
Type of video: Educational Documentary
Length of video: 4:44
Topics: Fast Food, McDonalds, Obesity
Supersize Me is an educational documentary analyzing fast-food culture in the USA and McDonald’s immense role in this culture. The man in the documentary talks about interesting facts about McDonald's, discusses obesity, and compares the situation to the past.

Animated History of Coca-Cola

In this ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the history of Coca-Cola. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Coca-Cola, drinks, and marketing. Students also learn some vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercise features the past simple. In the cooperation activity students can make slogans, stories, and do a writing exercise. There is also a quiz and review.
Speaking:
Coca-Cola, Drinks, Coca-Cola Facts
Viewing:
Short Answers, List Events in Order
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Phrasal Verbs, Context Usage, Word Choice
Grammar:
Past Simple
Cooperation:
Making Slogans, Creating Stories, Writing Exercise, Company History
Type of video: History / Animation
Length of video: 3:44
Topics: Business History, Coca-Cola, Drinks
An interesting animated short video about the birth of Coca-Cola back in the last year of the 19th century. This video then goes through the early years of America’s most popular soft drink and how it’s evolved into what it is today.