Lessons

Tech & Innovation

Contact Lenses with Augmented Reality

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a short sci-fi film and do a listening exercise about future technology & augmented reality. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about future technology. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between so / such, going to vs will, and present perfect simple vs continuous. In the cooperation activity students create scenes, plots, reviews, or develop applications.
Speaking:
Future Technology, Virtual Reality
Viewing:
Put Events in Order, Sentence Matching, Post-viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
So vs Such, Going to vs Will, Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Creating Film Scenes, Plots, Developing Applications, Making Reviews
Type of video: Short Film
Length of video: 7:52
Topics: Future Technology, Augmented Reality
With Google Glasses making headlines in the tech-world the past few years, this video takes a glimpse a few steps forward into our future. Will we be safe from our own technology?
*Suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Meet the Pilot: Smart Earpiece Language Translator

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a translation device that translates speech in real-time. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about languages and translation. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The grammar exercise features the present perfect simple vs present perfect continuous. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Languages, Translation, Technology
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Perfect Simple vs Present Perfect Continuous
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Product Commercial / Story
Length of video: 2:27
Topics: Languages, Translation, Technology
As technology gets better, so does translation. This short video tells the story of man who had trouble communicating with a French girl, inspiring him to develop a smart earpiece which can translate languages in real-time. A great topic for language lessons and generates great philosophical conversation.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a viewing exercise about electronic cigarettes and smoking. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about smoking and vaping. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between any / no / none / nothing, and despite / in spite of / although / even though. In the cooperation activity students make news reports.
Speaking:
Electronic Cigarettes, Normal Cigarettes
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Nouns, Context Usage
Grammar:
Any, No, None, Nothing / Despite, In spite of, Although, Even though
Cooperation:
Opinions, News Report, Vlog
Type of video: News Report / Documentary
Length of video: 3:37
Topics: Smoking, E-Cigarettes, Health
Electronic vaping has become a billion dollar industry. Should we be worried about it as much as cigarettes? BBC explores the reality behind this new, hot trend. In this video, your students will hear from a couple experts on the matter.
*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.