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Shredding the World's Highest Sand Dunes on Skis

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about two professional Swedish skiers. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about skiing and alternative sports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features until vs by, and by the time. It inclues a quiz & review, and students can also make a special tour package.
Speaking:
Skiing, Alternative Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Nouns, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Until vs By / By the time
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review, Tour Agency Task
Type of video: Documentary / Story
Length of video: 2:48
Topics: Skiing, Alternative Sports
An interesting twist to the sport of skiing. Two professional Swedish skiers who hunt out spots and document their adventures shredding it up in the sand.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Wheelz in the Air: Hitting the Skatepark on a Wheelchair

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a young man who is an WCMX rider. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about handicaps, extreme sports, & positive mental attitude. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercise features how to use verb patterns. It also includes a quiz & review and an interview activity.
Speaking:
Handicaps, Extreme Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Adjectives, Context Usage
Grammar:
Verb Patterns (gerunds, infinitives, base verbs)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review, Interview
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 2:14
Topics: Positive Mental Attitude, Extreme Sports, Handicaps
Aaron Fotheringham is a true legend, known as the godfather of WCMX. A young man with a great positive attitude, and isn’t afraid to go out on his wheelchair and rip it in the local skate park. Ever seen a backflip on your wheelchair? Your students probably haven’t either.
*Suitable for pre-intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

What's it like to live in Green Bay and hate the Packers?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the fans of the Green Bay Packers. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about fandom, American football, & sports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises features indefinite pronouns (any, no, every, some). In the cooperation activity students do a summary activity.
Speaking:
Fandom, Sports, Green Bay
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Image Matching
Grammar:
Indefinite Pronouns (every, any, some, no)
Cooperation:
Summary
Type of video: Informational News Report
Length of video: 4:23
Topics: Sports Fans, American Football
A sports reporter goes around and shows what life is all about under the green and gold skies of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Are your students as crazy about their sports team as these cheese-heads?
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Women's World Football Games

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about women who play American football. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about gender roles, American football, and sports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercise features how to use' like' and 'as'. In the cooperation activity students can do an interview.
Speaking:
American Football, Gender Roles, Sports
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Extra Terms & Phrases, Context Usage, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
How to Use 'Like' and 'As'
Cooperation:
Interview
Type of video: Informational Documentary
Length of video: 5:58
Topics: Gender Roles, American Football
Who says women can’t play football? Meet the female pioneers expanding the game to their own gender. The female players show you how they play and get a conversation going about differences in male and female social roles.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

Meet the World's Oldest Hockey Player

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about the oldest hockey player in the world. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about age and sports. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to age, sports, and hockey. The grammar exercises feature prepositions of time and superlative adjectives. In the cooperation activity students do interviews and create their own documentary scenes.
Speaking:
Ageism, Hockey, Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, Number Matching, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Parts of Speech, Expressions
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time / Superlative Adjectives
Cooperation:
Interview Questions, Creating a Documentary, Quotes
Type of video: Biography / Story
Length of video: 2:44
Topics: Ageism, Hockey, Sports
The oldest hockey player in the world, Mark Sertich, is 95 years old and still plays hockey. An inspirational character who talks about his daily routine and his life playing hockey with the local firefighters in the community.
*Most suitable for intermediate - advanced students. Suitable for ages 14+

The Singing Trump: Trump Impersonator on America’s Got Talent

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a singing Donald Trump impersonator. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Donald Trump and performances. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to these topics. The grammar exercises feature state / action verbs, and how to use 'be going to' in the future. In the cooperation activity students can make news report question, or give a public statement.
Speaking:
Donald Trump, Impersonation, Performances
Viewing:
Short Answers, Choosing Correct Word
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Phrases, Expressions, Context Usage
Grammar:
Gonna & Going to / Difference between state and action verbs
Cooperation:
News Report Questions, Giving a Public Statement
Type of video: Comedy Performance
Length of video: 5:32
Topics: Donald Trump, Performances
This guy is just a riot. Guaranteed to make your students crack up and just an overall great and funny experience to do in the classroom. This Trump impersonator gets crazy on stage in front of millions on an unforgettable America's Got Talent performance.
*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.

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.