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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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to organize a music festival like Tomorrowland

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 word position / word order. In the cooperation activity students can organize an event.
Speaking:
Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Number Matching
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Adverbs
Grammar:
Word Position / Word Order
Cooperation:
Organizing an Event
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 5:33
Topics: Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
A CNN reporter explores the wild and luxurious atmosphere of Tomorrowland, one of Europe's largest music festivals. From the 'cave stage' to 'Dreamville', Tomorrowland offers it's guests a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Dreamville at Tomorrowland

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 countable & uncountable nouns. In the cooperation activity students can organize an event, make a complaint, or describe a performance.
Speaking:
Music Festivals, Tomorrowland
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark What You See, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Extra 'Music Festival' Vocabulary
Grammar:
Countable & Uncountable Nouns
Cooperation:
Organizing an Event, Making a Complaint, Describing a Performance
Type of video: Interview / News Report
Length of video: 1:54
Topics: Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Dreamville
Tomorrowland is a huge music festival in Belgium. In this video, you get to hear from one of the event organizers about what it takes to set everything up and see what kind of people visit the event.

Humans Are A Dog's Best Friend

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about how dogs view humans, from a dog's perspective. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about dogs and pets. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features word position / word order. In the cooperation activity students can make a script for a new commercial.
Speaking:
Dogs, Pets
Viewing:
Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Extra 'Dog' Vocabulary
Grammar:
Word Position / Word Order
Cooperation:
Making a Commercial Script
Type of video: Product Commerical
Length of video: 2:17
Topics: Dogs, Pets
You know how the saying goes - 'Dogs are man's best friend.' But does this hold true the other way around? Find out from the perspective and thoughts of a dog with your students. Apparently humans overcomplicate everything!

Puppyhood

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a guy who finds and falls in love with a puppy. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about dogs and pets. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features modal verbs. In the cooperation activity students can create a story or think from the perspective of a puppy.
Speaking:
Dogs, Pets, Puppies
Viewing:
Put Events in Order, Short Answers, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Extra 'Dog' Vocabulary
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Creating a Story, Thinking from a puppy's perspective
Type of video: Story
Length of video: 3:34
Topics: Dogs, Puppies, Pets
What does life look like with a new puppy? This guy finds and falls in love with a puppy in a heartbeat, picks him up, takes him home and begins his new life in 'Puppyhood.' We all talk to our puppies and pets - but (hopefully) not like this guy.

Cute Surfing Dogs!

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a dog-surfing event. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about dogs and pets. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features the present perfect continuous. In the cooperation activity students can give a speech, have a call, or 'speak' from a dog's point of view.
Speaking:
Dogs, Pets, Events
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Extra 'Dog' Vocabulary
Grammar:
Present Perfect Continuous
Cooperation:
Giving a Speech, Having a Call, 'Speaking' from a dog's point of view
Type of video: News Report / Interviews
Length of video: 3:14
Topics: Dogs, Surfing, Events
Welcome to the 7th annual 'Dog Surfathon' which is a fun event designed for all different breeds but who have one thing in common - they are surfing dogs! A fun video watching dogs chillin' on their surfboards and riding waves.

"It's a-me, Mario!" - Voice Actor for Mario

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a short sci-fi film and do a listening exercise about the guy who does the voice for Super Mario. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Super Mario, video games, and voice acting. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature past simple vs present perfect and used to + base verb. In the cooperation activity students create quotes, write fan-mail, or create a plot concept.
Speaking:
Super Mario, Voice Acting, Video Games
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Simple vs Present Perfect / Used to + base verb
Cooperation:
Creating Quotes, Writing Fan-Mail, Creating a Plot Concept
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 3:05
Topics: Super Mario, Voice Acting, Video Games
“Lets-a go!” “Mamma Mia!” Some people recognize this voice immediately, as countless hours have been spent adventuring inside the world of Super Mario for Nintendo. Meet the guy with the legendary voice of Mario and how he got the gig in the first place.

Smoothini: Magician on America’s Got Talent

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about 'Smoothini' - a bar magician performing on America's Got Talent. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about magic, magicians, and performances. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature question formation in the present continuous, present perfect continuous, and pronunciation. In the cooperation activity students can be judges, make plans, or do a role-play.
Speaking:
Magic, Magicians, Performances
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Matching Sentences, Mark What You See
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Questions (Present Continuous), Present Perfect Continuous, Pronunciation
Cooperation:
Judging, Making Plans, Role-play
Type of video: Entertaining Performance
Length of video: 3:36
Topics: Magic, Performance
Smoothini describes himself as ‘The Ghetto Houdini”. A charming guy who was formerly in the marines but now does magic full-time to support his son. Watch him go on the big stage on America's Got Talent and blow people’s minds with his simple ‘bar’ magic.