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Why I Practice Yoga | Laruga Glaser Yoga Demo

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the holistic side of yoga. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about yoga. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features some common preposition + gerund forms. There is also a quiz & review section which includes some bonus activities. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Yoga
Viewing:
Matching Activity, Finish the Sentences
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Adjectives, Parts of Speech, Verb Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Preposition + Gerund Forms
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Instructional
Length of video: 3:23
Topics: Yoga, Spiritual Approach to Yoga
Laruga Glaser shows you how she does yoga the spiritual way. She explains the inner side of yoga as well as the power and beauty of the practice.

How to do a Kickflip on a Skateboard

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch an instructional video and do a listening exercise on how to do a kickflip in skateboarding. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about skateboarding. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of the future continuous in the 'going to + be + -ing verb' form. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Skateboarding
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives / Adverbs, Verbs, Images, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of Future Continuous (going to + be + -ing verb)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Instructional
Length of video: 4:03
Topics: Skateboarding, How to Kickflip
Learn the BASICS of how to Kickflip with Spencer Nuzzi.

How To Salsa Dance | Tutorial For Beginners

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch an instructional video and do a listening exercise on how to Salsa dance. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about dancing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'so that + clasue' for expressing purpose. There is also a quiz & review section which includes bonus activities. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Salsa, Dancing
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Adjectives / Adverbs, Verbs, Images, Verb + Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
Usage of 'so that + clause' for expressing purpose
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Instructional
Length of video: 3:16
Topics: Salsa Dancing
Ali loves to throw Latin moves into her dance routines to spice things up and wanted to share some tips with you! In this video she break downs some of the basic steps of salsa to give you more confidence.

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. Interactive Lesson Available!
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
Type of video: Sports Story
Length of video: 3:45
Topics: The Irish Game of Hurling
Great Big Story does a cover on the national sport of Ireland - known as hurling. The game predates Irish history and used to be training for warriors in ancient times. In this video, meet one of its players, Danny Cullen, who is the senior captain of his county’s team in a rural county of Ireland. For him and many other, hurling is much more than just a sport.

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. Interactive Lesson Available!
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
Type of video: Sports / Instructional
Length of video: 3:21
Topics: The Rules of Baseball
Ninh explains the Rules of Baseball. A beginner's explanation of Major League Baseball Rules. Watch this short video tutorial guide on how to play Baseball under MLB, Olympic & International Sports rules.

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. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Cricket, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Matching Activity
Vocabulary:
Image Matching, Verbs, Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Third Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Sports / Instructional
Length of video: 4:09
Topics: The Rules of Cricket
Ninh explains the Rules of Cricket. A beginner's explanation of the laws of Cricket. Watch this short tutorial video guide on how Cricket is played. Learn about batsmen, bowlers, fielders, bowl outs, caught outs, stumped, run out and more.

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
Type of video: Short Documentary Story
Length of video: 2:21
Topics: Sports Fandom, 'Superfan'
Nav Bhatia, who is considered a true 'Superfan' has never missed a game of The Toronto Raptors. After moving from India to settle in Toronto, this guy is now a courtside legend, inspiring fans around the world with the mission of building community through basketball.

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
Type of video: Interview / Promotional
Length of video: 3:49
Topics: Skiing, Ski Resorts, Winter Holidays
Explore Big White ski resort in Canada and what makes this resort stand out from all the others.

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
Type of video: Short Documentary / Interview
Length of video: 4:31
Topics: Snowboarding, Traveling
Marcus Kleveland is young but is already considered top talent in the snowboarding scene. Get to know a bit about Marcus while he shows you where he grew up, how he got into snowboarding, and some of his "gnarly tricks," flips, and rotations that he can do on a snowboard.

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
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 2:15
Topics: Snowkiting, Winter Sports
Snowkiting has become a big hit in parts of Alaska, and has been growing in recent years. The growth of the sport is due to the efforts of Tom Fredericks, who helped start the snowkiting legacy, established the first snowkiting school in Alaska, and organizes a snowkiting festival every year.

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
Type of video: Story / Documentary
Length of video: 5:09
Topics: Ultra-Marathons, Unique Talents
Meet the most notorious Ultra Marathon runner to ever exist - Dean Karnazes. This guy runs a marathon before breakfast, and his day doesn't stop there. Learn and discuss this 'superhuman' with your students, and find out what special gift he has that allows him to run like no other.

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
Type of video: Story / Documentary
Length of video: 2:56
Topics: Running Marathons
A reporter runs a marathon with his girlfriend in New York, while interviewing others along the way about their motivation and inspiration. Does running a marathon bring out the good in 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
Type of video: Running / Inspirational / Positive Attitude
Length of video: 1:22
Topics: Running, Motivation, Inspiration
Meet a runner from the Nike team who aspires to become the first one to ever run a marathon in under 2 hours. Find out what his secret to success is.

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
Type of video: Story
Length of video: 6:38
Topics: Baseball, Crime, Teenage Life
Camden, New Jersey - known as the most dangerous city in the USA. Bryan Morton, a resident of Camden, grew up and went through a big life struggle as a teenager - he used to deal drugs and then had to spend years in prison. When he got out, he wanted to give something positive back to the community. So he started a baseball league to help lead children away from crime and down a different path than his own.

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
Type of video: News Report / Short Documentary
Length of video: 4:15
Topics: Soccer, American Football, Rugby
Soccer is known to be the 'world's most popular sport.' Ever wonder why this isn't true in the USA? This report investigates the evolution of American football compared to soccer and what differentiates it the most from soccer. Does soccer have a bright future in the US and will it ever be able to 'dethrone' American football?