Lessons

Sports & Action

Why Irish Hurling Is the Fastest Game on Grass

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the game of hurling in Ireland. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about hurling and Ireland. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'as + adjective/adverb + as'. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Hurling, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Numbers in the Video
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Missing Letters, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of 'as + adjective / adverb + as'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

The Rules of Baseball

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the rules of baseball and how it's played. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about baseball. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the passive voice in the present simple for explaining sports rules. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Baseball, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Matching Activity
Vocabulary:
Image Matching, Verbs, Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive Voice in the Present Simple
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

The Rules of Cricket

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the rules of cricket and how it's played. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about cricket. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the third conditional. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Cricket, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Matching Activity
Vocabulary:
Image Matching, Verbs, Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Third Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

The Toronto Raptors Superfan

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a comprehension exercise about a 'Superfan' for the Toronto Raptors. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about sports fandom. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the past simple / past continuous. There is also a quiz & review, and a bonus writing activity.
Speaking:
Sports Fandom
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Simple / Past Continuous
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Writing Exercise

Explore Big White Ski Resort

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the Big White ski resort in Canada. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about skiing, ski resorts, and winter holidays. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on conjunctions. In the cooperation activity, students can create a guide, make a review, or create a promotional video outline.
Speaking:
Skiing, Ski Resorts, Winter Holidays
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching
Grammar:
Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Create a Guide, Make a Review, Create a Promotional Video

13 years of snowboarding, but only 17 years old.

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a young professional snowboarder, Marcus Kleveland. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about snowboarding and snowboarders. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on adverbs. In the cooperation activity, students can create interviews, make a social media post, or write for a magazine.
Speaking:
Snowboarding, Snowboarders
Viewing:
Short Answers, Correct the Mistakes, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Categorize the Terms, Image Matching
Grammar:
Adverbs
Cooperation:
Create Interviews, Make a Social Media Post, Write a Magazine Response

Snowkiting Is Every Extreme Winter Sport in One

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about snowkiting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about skiing, snowboarding, equipment, & winter sports. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on articles and uncountable nouns. In the cooperation activity, students can leave a voicemail, make a social media post, or create cotent for a homepage.
Speaking:
Skiing, Snowboarding, Winter Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Matching, Context Usage, Sentences
Grammar:
Articles + Uncountable Nouns
Cooperation:
Leave a Voicemail, Make a Social Media Post, Create Homepage Content

Dean Karnazes, the ULTRAmarathon Man

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an ultra-marathon runner. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about running, marathons, and unique talents. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features prepositions. In the cooperation activity students can create a story about a 'super human.'
Speaking:
Running, Ultra-Marathons, Special Talents
Viewing:
Short Answers, Matching Sentences
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Creating a Story

Why do people run the marathon?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about running marathons and why we do it. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about running and marathons. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features prepositions. In the cooperation activity students can create quotes and discuss the good side of human nature.
Speaking:
Running, Marathons
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Extra Running-related Vocabulary
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Creating Quotes, Discussing the good side of human nature

Nike: Meet the Runners – Eliud Kipchoge

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a marathon runner trying to be the first to run a marathon under 2 hours. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about running, marathons, and memorable moments in sports history. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features no / any (negative sentences). In the cooperation activity students can create story scripts.
Speaking:
Running, Sports Moments
Viewing:
True / False, Matching Sentences, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
No / Any (Expressing Negatives)
Cooperation:
Creating Stories Script

Little League Baseball Transforms America's Most Dangerous City

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a man who starts a little league baseball league in a city filled with crime. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about crime, teenage life, and baseball. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature superlative adjectives, used to + base verb, and past perfect. In the cooperation activity students can make an interview, and create a new movie genre + plot.
Speaking:
Baseball, Inner-City Crime, Teenage Life
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False, Short Answers, Matching
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Superlative Adjectives / Used to + base verb / Past Perfect
Cooperation:
Making an Interview, Creating a New Movie Genre + Plot

US soccer: Will Americans ever care about football?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about soccer, rugby, and American football. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about soccer, rugby, and American football. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features the difference between while and as. In the cooperation activity students make a report on a controversial sports topic.
Speaking:
Soccer, American Football, Rugby
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Prepositions
Grammar:
Difference Between While & As
Cooperation:
Making a Report

How to Become a Pro Soccer Player

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about becoming a professional soccer player. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about soccer and setting goals. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features verb patterns (gerunds & infinitives). In the cooperation activity students can make a speech or make a story.
Speaking:
Soccer, Setting Goals
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Verb Patterns (Gerunds & Infinitives)
Cooperation:
Making a Speech, Making a Story

Soccer and World Cup Brings Worlds Together

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about how soccer brings people together. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the World Cup and soccer. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features present simple vs past simple. In the cooperation activity students can create questions and have an interview.
Speaking:
Soccer, World Cup, Culture
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, Fill-in-the-Blanks
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Verbs, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Present Simple vs Past Simple
Cooperation:
Creating Questions, Having an Interview

The Best Female Rock Climber in the World is 14

In this ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a young, professional, female climber. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about climbing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features the difference between can, could, and be able to. It includes a quiz & reviw and an interview activity.
Speaking:
Climbing
Viewing:
Sentence Matching, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Verbs & Phrasal Verbs, Multiple Choice, Context Usage
Grammar:
Difference Between Can, Could, and Be able
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review, Interview