Lessons

Food & Drink - Pre-Intermediate

In This Class You Eat Ice Cream

Speaking:
Ice Cream, Food, School
Viewing:
Short Answers, Number Matching, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Pres. Simple / Pres. Perfect Simple vs Continuous / Second Conditional
Cooperation:
Slogans, Creating Courses, Trivia Activity
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a university which offers ice cream courses. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about food, ice cream, and school. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to ice cream and school. The grammar exercises feature present simple, present perfect simple / continuous, and the second conditional. In the cooperation activity students make slogans, courses, do a trivia activity, & more.
Type of video: Informational
Length of video: 2:12
Topics: Ice Cream, Food, School
Dr. Bob Roberts runs the ice cream courses at Penn State University, and talks about why ice cream is so special and what exactly students study in the course.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 13+

Animated History of Coca-Cola

Speaking:
Coca-Cola, Drinks, Marketing, Facts
Viewing:
True / False, Multiple Choice, List Events in Order
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Simple / Present Perfect / Superlative Adjectives
Cooperation:
Making Slogans, Creating Stories, Memorials, Researching
In these 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 business. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature past simple, present perfect, and superlative adjectives. In the cooperation activity students can make slogans, create stories, memorials, or research.
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+

Supersize Me - Obesity In America (first 5 minutes)

Speaking:
Fast Food, McDonalds, Diet
Viewing:
Fill-in-the-Blanks, Number Matching, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Continuous / Second Conditional / Get + adjectives
Cooperation:
Talking about diets, Having a debate, Doing a role-play conversation
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about McDonalds and obesity in America. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about fast food, diet, and McDonalds. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature past continuous, second conditional, and get + adjectives. In the cooperation activity students can talk about diets, have a debate, or do 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.

How to Create the Perfect Philly Cheesesteak

Speaking:
Hometowns, Food, American Sandwiches
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place, Correlative Comparisons
Cooperation:
Cooking, Shops
In these 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 related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature prepositions of place and correlative comparisons. In the cooperation activity students do an activity on cooking and shops.
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 - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Nonna's of the World: Restaurant Concept in NYC

Speaking:
Restaurant Concepts, Cultural Cuisine
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Second Conditional / Parts of Speech / Compound Adjectives
Cooperation:
Restaurant Concepts & Names
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 related to these topics. 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.
Type of video: Personal 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?
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Belgian Brewery Builds Beer Pipeline

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
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.
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.

Breeding the World's Hottest Pepper

Speaking:
Spicy Food, Hot Peppers
Viewing:
True / False, Choosing Correct Word, Finish The Sentences, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Comparative - Superlative / Indefinite - Definite Articles / Passive Tense
Cooperation:
Creating World Records, Short Video Recordings, Inventing
In these ESL lesson plans 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 exercises feature comparative / superlative adjectives, indefinite / definite articles, and the passive tense. In the cooperation activity students create world records, a short video, or invent something.
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.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

The Science Behind the Impossible Burger

Speaking:
Burgers, Food, Vegetarianism
Viewing:
True / False, Multiple Choice, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
State - Action Verbs / Prepositions of Place
Cooperation:
Creating a Website, Doing an Interview, Making a Video Concept.
In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about burgers, food, and vegetarianism. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about burgers and vegetarianism. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between state / action verbs and prepositions of place. In the cooperation activity students can create a website, do an interview, or make a video concept.
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.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Where to eat the best pizza in Rome

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