Lessons

Food & Drink - Intermediate

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?
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

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

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.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 18+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

Nonna's of the World: Restaurant Concept in NYC

In these ESL lesson plans 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 exercises feature 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?
*Most suitbal for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

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.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

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.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+. This topic can contain sensitive subjects. Please use at your own discretion and consider if the topic is appropriate for your student(s) or class.

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