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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - Official Trailer (HD)

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the trailer for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" - Tarantino's newest film. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Hollywood and acting. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features how to use "Anybody...?" in questions. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Hollywood, Acting
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use "Anybody...?" in Questions
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Movie Trailer
Length of video: 2:34
Topics: Hollywood, Acting
“In this town, it can all change…like that.” Watch the new #OnceUponATimeInHollywood trailer - in theaters July 26.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+.

Friends | Monica Got Stung by a Jellyfish

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a clip from the TV series 'Friends' and do a listening exercise about Monica, who gets stung by a jellyfish on the beach. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the beach. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features using get + past participle in the passive voice. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Beach Holidays / Vacations
Viewing:
List Events in Order, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Multiple Choice, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Get + Past Participle (Passive Voice)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:37
Topics: Beach, Getting Stung
A clip from Friends Season 4 Episode 1 "The One with the Jellyfish" - where Monica get stung by a jellyfish and Joey gets the brilliant idea from the Discovery Channel to pee on it. If it wasn't for Joey's stage fright, Chandler wouldn't have had to go through with it for her.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+.

JOKER Official Trailer (2019)

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a trailer and do a listening exercise for the new 'Joker' film coming out in October 2019. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Batman, the Joker, and villains. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the trailer. The grammar exercise features subject + used to + verb. There is also a fun 'Interview' section, a quiz & review, and a bonus writing activity.
Speaking:
Batman, The Joker, Villains, Special Interview
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Subject + used to + verb
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Writing Exercise
Type of video: Movie Trailer
Length of video: 2:41
Topics: The Joker film
JOKER Official Trailer (2019) Joaquin Phoenix, DC Movie HD
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+. Viewer discretion is advised due to graphic imagery.

Chernobyl (2019) | Official Trailer | HBO

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a trailer and do a listening exercise for the HBO hit series 'Chernobyl'. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the Chernobyl disaster, nuclear energy, and radiation. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the trailer. The grammar exercise features how to use nothing, anything, no and any. There is also a Chernobyl 'Extra Facts' section, a quiz & review, and two bonus activities.
Speaking:
Chernobyl, Nuclear Energy, Radiation
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, How to Use 'In terms of,' Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use Nothing, Anything, No, and Any
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Movie Trailer
Length of video: 2:38
Topics: Chernobyl, Nuclear Disaster
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+. Viewer discretion is advised due to graphic imagery.

Pulp Fiction | ‘Royale With Cheese’

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a clip and do a listening exercise from a scene in Pulp Fiction, which is a famous film from Quentin Tarantino. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the American and European cultural differences and Tarantino's films. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, phrases, and do a slang exercise from the video using the word 'ain't.' There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
American & European Culture, Quentin Tarantino, Pulp Fiction
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Slang Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'Ain't'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Movie Scene
Length of video: 2:31
Topics: Pulp Fiction, 'Royale With Cheese'
Vincent (John Travolta) tells Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) about the little differences regarding life in Europe.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Pulp Fiction | ‘Big Kahuna Burger’

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a clip and do a listening exercise from a scene in Pulp Fiction, which is a famous film from Quentin Tarantino. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the 'Quarter Pounder' burger and a "nutritious breakfast." Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, phrases, and do a pronunciation exercise from the video. The grammar exercise features question tags. There is also a quiz & review and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Nutritious Breakfast, Phrases, Pronunciation
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Question Tags
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Movie Scene
Length of video: 4:10
Topics: Pulp Fiction, 'Big Kahuna Burger'
Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Brett (Frank Whaley) share a friendly breakfast of Big Kahuna Burgers.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Friends | Phoebe's First Bike

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Phoebe, from the TV series 'Friends' getting her first bike as a gift from Ross. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about giving gifts and bicycle riding. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video, and how to use the phrase 'by the time' and 'be about to + verb.' The grammar exercise features the past modal verb - might + have + past participle. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Gifts, Bicycles
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Multiple Choice, By the time, Be about to + verb
Grammar:
Past Modal - Might + Have + Past Participle
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:56
Topics: Gifts, Bicycle Riding
Ross gets Phoebe her first bicycle ever as a gift. Phoebe forgets to tell her friends that she doesn't know how to ride a bike!
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Friends | Ross' Problem With Clothes and a Failed Date

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Ross, from the TV series 'Friends' going shopping for some clothes for his date. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about fashion and clothing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar features modal verbs. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Fashion & Clothing
Viewing:
Short Answer, True / False
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs & Phrasal Verbs, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:35
Topics: Fashion & Shopping
Ross has a date, and he has to look cool. Rachel and Phoebe invite him to come clothing shopping with them. Ross ends up with Rachel's shopping bag and wear the same sweater as his date!
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Joey Learning English

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Joey, from the TV series 'Friends' learning English in an ESL class. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about learning English as well as a pronunciation exercise. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar features superlative adjectives and the subjunctive mood. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Learning English, Pronunciation
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Adjectives / Adverbs, Multiple Choice, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Superlative Adjectives, Subjunctive Mood
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 3:05
Topics: Learning English, Difficulties of English
Joey, a character from the TV series 'Friends' steps into an ESL classroom when he sees a beautiful girl walk in.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

Men's Brains and Women's Brains with Mark Gungor

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video on a stand-up comedy performance about the difference between men's brains and women's brains. It includes discussion and conversation activities about gender differences, stand-up comedy, and how to use the verb 'tend'. 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 exercises on the first conditional. There is also a quiz & review activity.
Speaking:
Gender Differences, Stand-up Comedy
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Phrases, Verbs, Adjectives, Context Usage
Grammar:
First Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Stand-up Comedy
Length of video: 5:09
Topics: Men's Brains & Women's Brains
Mark Gungor, a comedian, demonstrates the differences between how men's brains and women's brains work and how they're very different from each other. Definitely worth a good laugh.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Tom Morello: Guitar MasterClass

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video about Tom Morello, the lead guitarist for Rage Against the Machine. It includes discussion and conversation activities about music and musical instruments. 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 exercises on even if. There is also a section on the benefits of playing a musical instrument and a quiz & review activity.
Speaking:
Music, Rock and Roll, Musical Instruements
Viewing:
Finish the Sentences, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs, Nouns, Images, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'even if'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: MasterClass Promotional Video
Length of video: 2:44
Topics: Guitar
Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine gives you a sneak peek of what his MasterClass will be like. Create a lifetime of awesome rocking with him!
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Friends: Joey Doesn't Share Food!

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video clip from the TV series 'Friends' with Joey on a date with a girl. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about first dates, dating, and restaurant culture. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features an activity on past continuous. In the cooperation activity, students talk more about first dates and create their own dating situations.
Speaking:
Dating, First Dates, Restaurant Culture
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Images
Grammar:
Past Continuous
Cooperation:
Discussing Date Ideas
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:48
Topics: Dating, First Dates, Restaurant Culture
Joey goes on a date with a girl, but we all know Joey doesn't share food. When she takes his fries, Joey can't handle it. He pays her back by eating all of her chocolate cake when she steps away for a call. And he's not even sorry.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Friends: Katie, the Girl Who Hits Joey

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video clip from the TV series 'Friends' with Joey and his new girlfriend. It includes students discussion and conversation activities about dating and friendship. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features an activity on present continuous and 'gonna.' In the cooperation activity, students do a dialouge.
Speaking:
Dating, Relationships, Couple
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Concept Check Questions
Grammar:
Present Continuous vs 'Gonna' (Going to)
Cooperation:
Creating a Dialogue
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:27
Topics: Dating, Relationships, Couples
Joey has a new girlfriend - a really sweet, fun girl. But one problem - she punches him in a playful but excessive way. Should Joey break up with her? Rachel takes care of it.
*Most suitable for 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.

Friends: Ross and Rachel's Blind Date

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video clip with Ross and Rachel, each on their own blind date. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about first dates, dating, and restaurant culture. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features modal verbs. In the cooperation activity, students create a dating situation of their own.
Speaking:
Dating, Blind Dates, Relationships
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Creating a Dating Situation
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 4:51
Topics: Dating, Relationships, Blind Dates
Rachel and Ross each go on their own blind date. Ross' date doesn't show up, but at least he gets a free appetizer on the house, while Rachel goes on a date with the most confident man in the world.
*Most suitable for 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.

Tomorrowland - A Premium Music Festival Experience

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an electronic musical festival called Tomorrowland. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about music festivals. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features a review of tenses. In the cooperation activity students can organize an event, write a review, or describe an experience.
Speaking:
Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Number Matching
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Compound Adjectives
Grammar:
Review of Tenses
Cooperation:
Organizing an Event, Writing a Review, Describing an Experience
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 4:05
Topics: Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
This video shows you what a premium music festival looks like. It'll blow your mind what luxuries, amenities, products, and services you can find at Europe's largest electronic dance music festival.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+