Lessons

Travel & Transport - Upper-Intermediate

700 mph in a tube: The Hyperloop Experience

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the Hyperloop. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about modern transportation and travel. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to transportation. The grammar exercises features the passive voice. In the cooperation activity students do a summary activity and have an imaginative discussion about travel.
Speaking:
Modern Transportation, Travel, Hyperloop
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Expressions, Nouns, Adjectives, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive Voice
Cooperation:
Summary, Hyperloop Experience Activity
Type of video: Informational / News Report
Length of video: 4:38
Topics: Modern Transportation, Travel, Hyperloop
This video is a news report which contains interviews and discussions with people involved in the Hyperloop project. The reporter explores questions about the basic of the Hyperloop, the challenges for its construction, and how it will revolutionize and impact transportation as we know it.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

How Mass Tourism is Destroying Cities

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the causes and effects of tourism. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about tourism and travel. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to this topic. The grammar activity features an exercise on the passive voice in the present continuous. There is also a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Tourism & Travel
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive Voice in Present Continuous
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Educational / Informational
Length of video: 3:46
Topics: Effects of Tourism
Tourism has been on the rise over the past few decades. However, it's been coming with a range of negative impacts on the well-being of global cities and destinations. TRT World takes a look at four major ways cities are being impacted by mass tourism.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Inside Uber's Self-Driving Car

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a news report on self-driving Uber cars in Pittsburgh. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about self-driving cars. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercise features prepositions. In the cooperation activity students can create a new type of technology.
Speaking:
Self-Driving Cars, Driving, Technology
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Expressions, Phrasal Verbs, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Creating New Technology Concept
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 2:12
Topics: Self-Driving Cars, Uber, Technology
Pittsburgh's mayor says that innovation always comes before regulation, and he wants to give Pittsburgh the chance to become a leader in the field of automotive innovation. Meet a self-driving Uber - a car that could revolutionize transport as we know it.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Space Hotels Aren't Sci-Fi Anymore

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about space hotels. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about hotels and outer space. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature question formation in the present simple and the second conditional. In the cooperation activity students make an imaginative experience, describe a special kind of trip with photos, or create a new concept.
Speaking:
Hotels, Outer Space
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Question Formation (in the present simple) / Second Conditional
Cooperation:
Make an Imaginative Experience, Story-telling, Creating a Concept
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 4:29
Topics: Space Technology, Hotels
Imagine looking down at planet Earth from a bedroom in space. Sounds like a sci-fi story, but Robert Bigelow, a real estate mogul, is serious about getting the first space hotels up and running.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+