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Friends - Ross & Rachel, Swings, Kids and Spiders

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on a scene from the TV series 'Friends' when Ross and Rachel are at the playground with their daughter. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about parenting. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is an exercise included for pronunciation. The grammar exercise features the difference between the verbs 'say' and 'tell'. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Parenting, Fears
Viewing:
True / False, Matching, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Images, Adjectives, Phrasal Verbs, Synonyms
Grammar:
How to Use 'Say' & 'Tell'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: TV Series Clip - Friends
Length of video: 3:15
Topics: Parenting, Fears
Ross and Rachel are at the playground with their daughter, when both of their fears are exposed.

A Highway that Charges Your Electric Car

In this ESL lesson plan 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, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features time expressions. It includes an extra section on phrasal verbs. There is also a quiz & review with a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Cars, Transportation Tech, Innovation
Viewing:
Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Multiple Choice, Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Time Expressions
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
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?

Introducing Amazon Go: The Future Grocery Store

In this ESL lesson plan 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 and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of W/H-ever words - whatever / whenever / wherever / etc. It includes a section on phrasal verbs, a quiz & review, and a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Amazon, Facts, Products
Viewing:
Short Answers, Fill-in-the-Blanks
Vocabulary:
Verbs, Nouns, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Whatever - Wherever - Whenever / Imperative Voice
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
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.

3D Printing: Make anything you want

In this ESL lesson plan 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, phrases, and expressions from the video. The grammar exercise features the passive voice in the present continuous. There is a quiz & review section included with some bonus activities.
Speaking:
3D Printing, Technology, Industries
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark What You See
Vocabulary:
Multiple Choice, Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Passive Voice in the Present Continuous
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
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.

Friends - Ross & Joey Go Down the Fire Escape

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on a scene from the TV series 'Friends' when Ross and Joey have to go down the fire escape. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is an exercise included for pronunciation. The grammar exercise features the usage of the present perfect & past simple. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Friends
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Multiple Choice, Get + Adjective
Grammar:
Present Perfect / Past Simple
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: TV Series Clip - Friends
Length of video: 4:35
Topics: Going down a fire escape, Astronomy
Joey and Ross get stuck up on the rooftop looking for a comet and the only way down is the fire escape.

Big Bang Theory - Pass the Butter

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on a scene from the TV series 'Big Bang Theory'. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities on video gaming. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is an exercise included for pronunciation and sarcasm. The grammar exercise features the usage of the adverbs 'however' and 'furthermore'. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Video Gaming
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verb Phrases, Sarcasm, Pronunciation
Grammar:
Usage of 'however' and 'furthermore'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 1:54
Topics: Video Gaming, Sarcasm
Sheldon has a lot on his mind about Xbox and Playstation, and his girlfriend shows her enthusiam about his thoughts though sarcasm.

Big Bang Theory - Leaving a Message

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on a scene from the TV series 'Big Bang Theory'. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. There is an exercise included on the difference between give/get. The grammar exercise features the usage of present continuous questions and the first conditional. There is also a quiz & review section with a bonus activity. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Voicemails
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Multiple Choice, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Continuous Questions & First Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: TV Series Clip
Length of video: 1:12
Topics: Voicemails, Calling
Raj's friend is nervous to call a girl back, so his friend takes away the phone and the pressure, and does the job for him.

Better sleep: a 2-minute guide

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on sleep. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about sleeping. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'either...or' and 'neither...nor'. There is also a quiz & review section. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Sleep, Sleep Habits
Viewing:
Match the Sentence Parts, Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Pronunciation, Nouns, Adjectives / Adverbs, Verbs, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Usage of "either...or" and "neither...nor"
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Animated Guide
Length of video: 1:55
Topics: Better Sleep
Insufficient sleep is a public health problem. But while we hear plenty about how we should be getting more sleep, it turns out that quality of sleep could sometimes have greater benefits than the quantity. It might be worth trying to sleep better.

How to Shop for Healthy Foods

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on healthy shopping and foods. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about shopping. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the usage of 'rather than' and 'instead of'. There is also a quiz & review section. Interactive Lesson Available!
Speaking:
Food Shopping
Viewing:
Finish the Sentences, Multiple Choice, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Images, Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Pronunciation
Grammar:
Usage of 'rather than' and 'instead of'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Animated Guide
Length of video: 2:11
Topics: Healthy Food Shopping
From planning ahead to shopping for what’s in season, learn tips for healthy grocery shopping for you and your family.

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.

What does a cashless future mean? | The Economist

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on finance and a cashless future. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about finance, the economy, money, and digital payments. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features the difference between 'would' and 'used to' for the past. There is also a quiz & review section which includes bonus activities.
Speaking:
Cashless Future, Economy, Credit Cards, Cash
Viewing:
Short Answers, Numbers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs, Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'used to' and 'would' in the past
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Informational / Educational
Length of video: 5:21
Topics: Cash, Credit Cards, Economy, Finance
Many countries are going cashless at great speed. What are the advantages of ditching hard cash and what are the dangers?

Marvel's Avengers | Video Game Trailer

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on the video game trailer for Marvel's Avengers. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about the Avengers and Super Heroes. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features how to use there is / was and there are / were. There is also a quiz & review section which includes bonus activities.
Speaking:
Marvel, Avengers, Super Heroes
Viewing:
List Events in Order, Fill in the Blanks, Pause the Video
Vocabulary:
Phrasal Verbs, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'There is / was' and 'There are / were'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activities
Type of video: Video Game Trailer
Length of video: 3:29
Topics: Marvel, Avengers, Super Heroes
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation.

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Explained

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise on three of the most fundamental computer programming languages - HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about computer science and coding. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms, expressions, and phrases from the video. The grammar exercise features 3rd person plural forms - they, their, them, they're, and they've. There is also a quiz & review section which includes a bonus activity.
Speaking:
Computer Science, Programming, Coding
Viewing:
Short Answers, True/ False
Vocabulary:
Programming Languages, Nouns, Adverbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
3rd Person Plural Forms - They, Their, Them, They're, They've
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity
Type of video: Instructional / Educational
Length of video: 3:57
Topics: Computer Science, Programming, Coding
Before you start any web development tutorials for beginners, FIRST understand what languages are used for building websites: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Learn why you can't exist online without these programming languages! Consider this your code and coding concept 101.