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5 Tips for Small Talk

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about tips for small talk. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about small talk. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. Students also do some activities using the important expressions and phrases they learned from the video. For grammar, students do an activity on making questions. In the cooperation activity, students can do an example role play dialogue of a small-talk conversation using images.
Speaking:
Small Talk, Company Culture
Viewing:
Multiple Choice, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases, Dialogue
Grammar:
Making Questions
Cooperation:
Small Talk Dialogue
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 4:47
Topics: Small Talk
Michael Shehane from Lighthouse Communication's shares 5 great tips to help you develop your small talk skills and make connections.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Business Lunch Etiquette

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about business lunch etiquette. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about eating out for business. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions of place and movement. In the cooperation activity, students can do two role play dialogues - with a restaurant staff and small talk with a business contact.
Speaking:
Business Lunch Etiquette, Dining & Eating Out Phrases
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Image Matching, Phrases
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place & Movement
Cooperation:
Role Play Dialogue, Small Talk Conversation
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:06
Topics: Business Lunch, Eating Out
If you're meeting an important business client, partner, or boss for lunch, Miss S. Grace helps you out with some tips and pointers to make you look professional.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

5 of the Best Street Food Finds in London

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about street food in London. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about making food, London, and street food. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. In the cooperation activity, students can create their own street food concept and talk about how to make a signature dish.
Speaking:
Making Food, London, Flavor & Texture
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases
Grammar:
Phrases
Cooperation:
Street Food Concept, How to Make a Signature Dish
Type of video: Food & Travel Tour
Length of video: 5:45
Topics: Street Foods, London
Explore and discover the best spots in London for street food across a variety of different cultures.
*Most suitable for upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Eating Frog in Singapore! Would you try this?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a man who checks out a frog street food stand in Singapore. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Asian food, street food, and unique cultural foods. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on past simple and present perfect. In the cooperation activity, students can create a food stand concept, write a review, or do a writing exercise.
Speaking:
Unique Cultural Foods, Street & Asian Food, Food Adjectives
Viewing:
Short Answers, Put Events in Order
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases, Image Matching
Grammar:
Past Simple & Present Perfect
Cooperation:
Street Food Concept, Write a Review, Food Tour
Type of video: Food & Travel Tour
Length of video: 3:11
Topics: Street Foods, Asian Food
The 'Food Ranger' checks out a street food stand in downtown Singapore that sells frog dishes! Would you try frog after watching him describe his mind-blowing experience?
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

The Best Crepes in Paris

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the best crepes in Paris. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about sweet foods, Paris, and crepes. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions of place and movement. In the cooperation activity, students can have fun creating a menu, asking for recommendations, or practice writing.
Speaking:
Sweet Foods, Crepes, Paris
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases
Grammar:
Prepositions of Place / Movement
Cooperation:
Create a Menu, Ask for Recommendations, Creative Writing
Type of video: Food & Travel Tour
Length of video: 2:44
Topics: Crepes, Paris, Sweet Foods
Find out where the best spots are in Paris for eating true French-style crepes!
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Top 10 Places to Visit in Chile

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the top places to travel in Chile. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the city where you live, making recommendations, and the outdoors. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on definite and indefinite articles. In the cooperation activity, students can recommend things to do when traveling. It includes a bonus activity where students can give directions.
Speaking:
Travel, Recommendations in your City / Country, Giving Directions
Viewing:
Short Answers, Fill in the Blanks
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Dialogue
Grammar:
Definite & Indefinite Articles
Cooperation:
Recommendations for Visitors / Travelers
Type of video: Travel Vlog & Tips
Length of video: 5:45
Topics: Travel, Recommendations, Outdoors, Nature
Steve shows you the main hghlights of Chile and all of the outdoor wonder you can experience if you're ever lucky enough to go backpacking through the country.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

Top Places for Travel This Year

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the top travel destinations this year. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about traveling, free time, making recommendations, and vacations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on have + got + noun and have + got + infinitive. In the cooperation activity, students can create a dialogue conversation about travel.
Speaking:
Free Time, Travel, Recommendations, Vacations
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Dialogue
Grammar:
Have + Got + Noun / Have + Got + Infinitive
Cooperation:
Dialogue Conversation about Travel
Type of video: News Report
Length of video: 4:19
Topics: Travel, Free Time, Hotels, Outdoor Activities
This news report dives into some of the top travel destinations for this year, showing all of the great recommendations you can check out in several locations in the USA and one in Europe. Get some hotel recommendations on top of it.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Experience NYC with Locals

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about Airbnb Experiences in New York City. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about traveling, Airbnb, hosts, guests, and New York City. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the passive voice. In the cooperation activity, students can create an Airbnb 'Experiences' ad and write an inquiry to an Airbnb host.
Speaking:
Traveling, Airbnb, New York City
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, Fill in the Blanks, Matching
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ Questions, Phrases, Dialogue
Grammar:
Passive Voice
Cooperation:
Create an Airbnb Ad, Write an Inquiry
Type of video: Commercial / Travel
Length of video: 2:29
Topics: Airbnb, New York City, Traveling
Explore some of the unique experiences you can take part in on Airbnb and what kind of opportunities you can have to to experience NYC with the locals.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

How to Handle Questions from the Audience

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to handle questions from an audience. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about taking questions as a presenter. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on past modal verbs. In the cooperation activity, students write about problems, present them, and ask questions.
Speaking:
Handling Audience Questions, Taking Questions
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
Past Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Taking Questions
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:28
Topics: Taking Audience Questions
Howcast explains how to handle questions from the audience. His number one tip - don't panic and listen carefully. Taking audience questions is actually a good thing rather than a scary thing!
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

How to Conclude a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to end a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about concluding a presentation. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on modal verbs. In the cooperation activity, students write and present the end of a motivational speech.
Speaking:
Ending Presentations, Concluding Phrases
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Special Terms
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Parts of Speech, Bonus Terms, CCQ
Grammar:
Modal Verbs
Cooperation:
Writing / Presenting the End of a Speech
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:43
Topics: How to End a Presentation
Communications coach Alex Lyons gives you four clear tips to end your professional presentation like a star.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

BBC - Using Graphs

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about different kinds of graphs and examples of what kind of data they present. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about describing and explaining graphs. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use tenses when explaining graphs. In the cooperation activity, students create a graph and describe it.
Speaking:
Different Kinds of Graphs, Describing Graphs
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Adjectives & Verbs for Describing Graphs
Grammar:
How to use the tenses to describe graphs
Cooperation:
Creating and Explaining Graphs
Type of video: Educational / Informational
Length of video: 3:20
Topics: Different Kinds of Graphs
Sometimes it feels like we are under attack from numbers, and this video shows you how you can transform these numbers into something useful with the help of graphs. Learn about which graphs are best to use with different kinds of data. While you may have never thought that graphs could be exciting, this man will prove you wrong!
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 16+

How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to calm nerves before a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about calming nerves and how to make welcome remarks. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use even, even though, and even if. In the cooperation activity, students create a presentation on a 'How to...' topic.
Speaking:
Welcome Remarks, Handling Nerves
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
How to use Even, Even if, Even though
Cooperation:
Role Play - 'How to...' Presentation
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:59
Topics: How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Presentation
Colin Boyd shares three tips for you on how to speak in public calm your nerves before and during a speech or presentation.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Start a Presentation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to start a presentation. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about presentations and how to start strongly. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use 'going to' and 'will'. In the cooperation activity, students create a presentation introduction.
Speaking:
Introduction, Starting a Presentation
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Put Topics in Order
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Prepositions, CCQ
Grammar:
How to use 'Be + Going to' and 'Will'
Cooperation:
Role Play - Create a Presentation Introduction
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:27
Topics: How to Start a Presentation
How to start a presentation is one of the most important things your presentation needs to have. Starting with a good, engaging story is a strong way to open your presentation and connect with your audience. This tip explains why the cliche sentence "Today I'm going to talk to you about..." should be avoided and different ways you can find inspiration for a good story to tell your audience.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Phone Call: Customer Order Taking

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video of a sample customer service call for placing an order. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about exchanging information, spelling emails, and customer service. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. For grammar, students do an activity on modal verbs for polite requests. In the cooperation activity, students do a customer service call role play.
Speaking:
Exchanging Information, Customer Service, Spelling Emails
Viewing:
Short Answers, Correct the Mistakes, Phrases Used
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Multiple Choice, CCQ, Images + Discussion
Grammar:
Modal Verbs for Polite Requests
Cooperation:
Role play - Customer Service Call
Type of video: Customer Call Sample / Business
Length of video: 1:55
Topics: Customer Service Call
A customer calls a florist's customer call center, and places an order for a dozen roses with an agent. They exchange information and ask questions about the order.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Leave a Voicemail

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to leave a voicemail and then hear a sample sales voicemail. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about voicemail greetings and leaving voicemails. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions. In the cooperation activity, students do a role play for leaving a voicemail and creating a voicemail greeting.
Speaking:
Voicemail Greetings, Leaving Voicemails
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ, Additional Voicemail Expressions
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Role Play - Leaving Voicemails, Creating Voicemail Greeting
Type of video: English Language Educational Video
Length of video: 5:43
Topics: Leaving a Voicemail, Voicemail Greeting
An English teacher explains what a typical voicemail greeting sounds like, as well as some tips on how to leave a professional voicemail.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+