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Meet The Man Who Beat PacMan

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the first man to beat the video game Pacman. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about old video games and Pacman. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature past simple (irregular verbs), parts of speech, and a correlative conjunction. In the cooperation activity students can create facts, nicknames, records, or give a speech.
Speaking:
Video Games, Pacman
Viewing:
Number Matching, Short Answers, Finish the Sentences, Match Phrases
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Past Simple (Irregular verbs) / Parts of Speech / Not only...but
Cooperation:
Creating Facts, Nicknames, Records, Giving a Speech
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 2:36
Topics: Video Games, Pacman
With nothing but cockiness and confidence, Billy Mitchell achieved perfection in one of the most iconic video games of all time, Pacman. Not even the designer of the game conceived this to be possible. See what happens when Billy reaches the end.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Esports: The New Jocks on Campus

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a university that offers a video gaming program. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about video gaming and esports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature present simple (positive & negative sentences), expressions (make & take), and modal verbs (can / could / be able to). In the cooperation activity students can have a role play, make a report, or give a presentation.
Speaking:
Video Gaming, Esports, Computers
Viewing:
Finish The Sentences, True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Simple / Expressions (make & take) / Modal Verbs (can / could / be able to)
Cooperation:
Role Play, Making a Report, Giving a Presentation
Type of video: Informational
Length of video: 2:39
Topics: Video Gaming, Computers, IT
Robert Morris University is the first to offer scholarships to top video gamers. While many people see video gaming as just a hobby, others say that it takes a lot of hard work to become a good gamer.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

I'm a Graffiti Artist

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a graffiti artist from Bulgaria. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about graffiti, art, and stereotypes. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the present continuous vs present simple, expressions with make vs take, and the difference between 'be' and 'get' in the passive voice. In the cooperation activity students can create profiles, interviews, or guides.
Speaking:
Graffiti, Art, Stereotypes, Alternative Lifestyle
Viewing:
True / False, Finish the Sentence, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Continuous - Present Simple / Expressions (Make vs Take) / 'Be' - 'Get' in Passive
Cooperation:
Creating Profiles, Interviews, Guides.
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 2:53
Topics: Graffiti, Art, Alternative Lifestyle
There can often be some hard stereotypes against graffiti artists, but Boris from Bulgaria isn’t afraid to break these stereotypes and express his artistic freedom through the spray can.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

This Couple Lives on a Bus

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a couple who lives on a bus. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about simple living and alternative lifestyles. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature countable & uncountable nouns and adjective endings (-ed / -ing). In the cooperation activity students create tips, funny interviews, solve problems, or make headlines.
Speaking:
Simple Living, Alternative Lifestyle, Home Life
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Countable & Uncountable Nouns / Adjective Endings (-ed / -ing)
Cooperation:
Creating Tips, Funny Interviews, Solving problems, Making Headlines
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 3:42
Topics: Alternative Lifestyle, Simple Life
With the increasing cost of living in big cities like Chicago, young professionals are looking for alternative living solutions that can save them money and provide them a simpler way of life. Andy and Julie did exactly that and turned an old school bus into their home.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

The Wild World of Mushroom Hunting

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about two mushroom hunting fanatics. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about mushrooms and mushroom hunting. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the difference between there are vs there is and prefixes. In the cooperation activity students make up a dream or plan a trip.
Speaking:
Mushroom Picking, Mushroom Recipes & Tools
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Put Events in Order
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference - there are / there is, Prefixes
Cooperation:
Making up a dream, Planning a trip
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 3:31
Topics: Mushroom Picking, Outdoors
Two big-time mushroom fanatics show you what it’s like to be a real mushroom hunter! This guy actually has dreams about wild mushrooms and describes the experience of mushroom picking as an unbelievable rush. Perhaps your students are from a mushroom picking culture?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

10 Tips: How to Survive a Long Flight

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about tips for surviving a long flight. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about flying and flights. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the future tense (will vs going to), get + adjectives, verb structures (get and have). In the cooperation activity students create stories or make a travel vlog.
Speaking:
Flying, Flights, Travel
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark What You See, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Future (will vs going to) / Get + Adjectives / Verb Structures (Get / Have)
Cooperation:
Story-telling, Making a Vlog
Type of video: Vlog
Length of video: 4:05
Topics: Traveling, Flights, Tips
We all love travelling but long flights can be a drag. Learn what you can do in order to enhance your overall experience with two guys who know best, giving you all the tips you need to get through a long flight.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Can Our Minds Handle a Mission to Mars?

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an experiment to prepare psychologically for a trip to Mars. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Mars. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the passive voice, modal verbs, and the difference between even / even if / even though. In the cooperation activity students plan a trip, make interviews, or vlog recordings.
Speaking:
Mars Colonization, Facts
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive / Modal Verbs / Difference between even, even if, even though
Cooperation:
Planning a trip to Mars, Making Interviews, Making Vlog Recordings
Type of video: News Report / Interviews
Length of video: 5:00
Topics: Mars Mission, Experiment
Big plans to colonize Mars are already in the making. However, one important question needs to be analyzed - Will humans be able to psychologically sustain such a challenging mission?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

AirBnB Targets Business Travelers

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about AirBnB and hotels. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about AirBnB and the sharing economy. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the present simple (adverbs of frequency), to be used to + ing verb, and present perfect continuous. In the cooperation activity students write descriptions, reviews or present an experience.
Speaking:
AirBnB, Hotels, Uber, Sharing Economy
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Simple (adverbs of frequency) / to be used to + ing verb / Present Perfect Continuous
Cooperation:
Writing descriptions & reviews, Present an experience
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 2:15
Topics: AirBnB, Hotels, Accommodation Services
AirBnB is now stepping up their game to focus more on business travelers, which has consequently created some friction with the hotel industry. Hotel owners argue that AirBnB doesn’t face the same level of regulation as they do. This news report dives into this bitter rivalry between the hotels and AirBnB service.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+

Jumbo Drone that Carries Humans

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a drone that carries human passengers. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about drones and helicopters. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature question formation in the past simple / present perfect, going to, and adverbs. In the cooperation activity students describe a trip, design a concept, or create legislation.
Speaking:
Drones, Helicopters
Viewing:
True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Question Formation (in the past simple / present perfect) / to be + going to / Adverbs
Cooperation:
Describing a Trip, Designing a Concept / Features, Creating Legislation
Type of video: News Report / Interview
Length of video: 2:58
Topics: Drones, Helicopters
A reporter does an interview with a team member for the the E-hang 184, which is a pretty cool big-boy toy - a passenger drone integrated with self-pilot functionality, which allows you to simply hop in and go. The team member explains how it works and how it compares to a helicopter.
*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+

What Is Bitcoin & How Does It Work?

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about finance, cryptocurrency, and the economy. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature comparisons (as...as), passive voice, and prepositions + gerunds. In the cooperation activity students make interview questions, documentary scenes, or public statements.
Speaking:
Finance, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Economy
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Short Answers, Matching, Choosing Correct Word
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Comparisons (as...as) / Passive Voice / Prepositions + Gerunds
Cooperation:
Making Interview Questions, Documentary Scenes, Public Statements
Type of video: Informational Animation
Length of video: 1:36
Topics: Finance, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, Economy
Many people have heard of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency but some are still a little unclear about how exactly it works. Educate your students on it using this short, but very clear, breakdown on the ins and outs of cryptocurrency. A hot topic today that will definitely stir up some good conversation about the evolution and future of money.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

A Highway that Charges Your Electric Car

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about electric charging highways. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about cars and transportation technology. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between comparative & superlative adjectives, and parts of speech. In the cooperation activity students form opinions, make quotes, or make a video review.
Speaking:
Cars, Transportation Tech, Innovation
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Comparative - Superlative Adjectives / Parts of Speech
Cooperation:
Forming Opinions, Making Quotes, Making a Video Review
Type of video: News Report / Interviews
Length of video: 3:24
Topics: Car, Technology, Transportation, Innovation
Even though electric cars have made a big boom on the market, still one consumer fear remains - running out of battery while you’re driving. This has sparked discussion about constructing highways which can charge your electric vehicle as you drive. Is it feasible?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 16+

Introducing Amazon Go: The Future Grocery Store

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about Amazon Go. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Amazon, facts about it, technology, and shopping. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature the difference between whatever / whenever / wherever / etc. and imperatives. In the cooperation activity students do product / project management.
Speaking:
Amazon, Facts, Products
Viewing:
Short Answers, Fill-in-the-Blanks
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Whatever - Wherever - Whenever / Imperative Voice
Cooperation:
Projects, Developing Products
Type of video: Commercial
Length of video: 1:49
Topics: Technology, Amazon, Food Shopping
Grocery shopping just got a whole lot better. Open up your app, fill up your cart, and walk out of there without waiting in line. Amazon’s technology can keep track of any items you decide to take off or put back on the shelf. Talk about shopping made easy.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

3D Printing: Make anything you want

In these ESL lesson plans for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about 3D printing. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about 3D printing. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. The grammar exercises feature the difference between any, every, and some, the passive voice in the present continuous, and gerunds. In the cooperation activity students work together on objects and industries.
Speaking:
3D Printing, Technology, Industries
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark What You See, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Any - Every - Some / Passive Voice (present continuous) / Gerunds
Cooperation:
Objects & Industries
Type of video: News Report / Documentary
Length of video: 13:50
Topics: 3D Printing, Technology, Medicine
3D printing is perhaps the hottest technological phenomenon of current times. This reporter explores both the benefits and dangers of 3D printing - from making organs and body parts to making assault rifles and gun parts. Learn how 3D printing works and how it impacts our world.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

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+