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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+

Causes and Effects of Climate Change | National Geographic

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the causes and effects of climate change. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about climate, pollution, greenhouse gases, and climate change. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to this topic. The grammar activity features an exercise on present perfect to express change. In the cooperation activity students can do a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Climate Change, Global Warming, Climate Conditions
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Verbs, Verb + Noun Combinations, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Perfect (Expressing change)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Educational / Informational
Length of video: 3:04
Topics: Climate Change
What causes climate change (also known as global warming)? And what are the effects of climate change? Learn the human impact and consequences of climate change for the environment, and our lives.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Living Off the Grid in Paradise

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about what it's like to live off the Grid in New Zealand. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about lifestyles and living in the wilderness. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to this topic. The grammar activity features an exercise on "if it wasn't for" in the second conditional. In the cooperation activity students can make a summary and do a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Living off the grid, Lifestyles
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Adjectives, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
"if it wasn't for..." in the second conditional
Cooperation:
Summary, Quiz & Review
Type of video: Story / Short Documentary
Length of video: 3:41
Topics: Living off the grid, Wilderness, Lifestyles
Warrick Mitchell shows you his way of life in Fiordland, New Zealand, which is home to only a few dozen people. Life here can be challenging, but rewarding, in this beautiful corner of New Zealand.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

What will SpaceX do when they get to Mars?

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about SpaceX and Mars. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about Mars. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to this topic. The grammar activity features an exercise on conjunctions. In the cooperation activity students can make a summary and do a quiz & review.
Speaking:
Mars
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Summary, Quiz & Review
Type of video: Informational
Length of video: 5:02
Topics: Mars, Space Exploration
With SpaceX aiming to send the first humans to Mars in 2024, they will need to set up the essentials like water and power before they get there. This video looks at what the first Martian base might look like and how the astronauts will get their food on Mars.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Men's Brains and Women's Brains with Mark Gungor

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video on a stand-up comedy performance about the difference between men's brains and women's brains. It includes discussion and conversation activities about gender differences, stand-up comedy, and how to use the verb 'tend'. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on the first conditional. There is also a quiz & review activity.
Speaking:
Gender Differences, Stand-up Comedy
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Phrases, Verbs, Adjectives, Context Usage
Grammar:
First Conditional
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Stand-up Comedy
Length of video: 5:09
Topics: Men's Brains & Women's Brains
Mark Gungor, a comedian, demonstrates the differences between how men's brains and women's brains work and how they're very different from each other. Definitely worth a good laugh.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Tom Morello: Guitar MasterClass

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video about Tom Morello, the lead guitarist for Rage Against the Machine. It includes discussion and conversation activities about music and musical instruments. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on even if. There is also a section on the benefits of playing a musical instrument and a quiz & review activity.
Speaking:
Music, Rock and Roll, Musical Instruements
Viewing:
Finish the Sentences, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verbs, Nouns, Images, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use 'even if'
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: MasterClass Promotional Video
Length of video: 2:44
Topics: Guitar
Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine gives you a sneak peek of what his MasterClass will be like. Create a lifetime of awesome rocking with him!
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Why Quitting Facebook And Instagram Made Me Happier

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video about a reporter who quit social media. It includes discussion and conversation activities about the impact of social media and Facebook. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on get + adjective to express change. In the cooperation activity, students can do a writing exercise. There is also a quiz & review activity.
Speaking:
Social Media, Facebook
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Verb + Noun Combinations, Phrasal Verbs
Grammar:
Get + Adjective (expressing change)
Cooperation:
Quiz & Review
Type of video: Interview / Short Documentary
Length of video: 3:29
Topics: Social Media, Quitting Social Media
CNBC technology reporter Christina Farr deleted Facebook and Instagram from her phone in August, and hasn't checked either app since. Here's how her social media detox has improved her life.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Inside a Google Data Center

In this ESL lesson plan for teens and adults, students watch a video about Google's data center in South Carolina. It includes discussion and conversation activities about data, Google, and data centers. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on prepositions and word choice. In the cooperation activity, students can create their own headlines or create an interview. There is also a quiz & review activity.
Speaking:
Data, Data Centers, Google
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Put Events in Order
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Nouns, Phrases, Images, Context Usage
Grammar:
Prepositions
Cooperation:
Writing a Headline, Interview
Type of video: Technology & Business
Length of video: 5:27
Topics: Google, Data Centers
Joe Kava, VP of Google's Data Center Operations, gives a tour inside a Google data center, and shares details about the security, sustainability and the core architecture of Google's infrastructure.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Google's AI Assistant Can Now Make Real Phone Calls

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video of Google's AI assistant making a phone call. It includes discussion questions and activities about scheduling appointments and booking reservations. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on prepositions of time. In the cooperation activity, students can do a dialogue and role play.
Speaking:
Scheduling, Booking, Reserving
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Phrases, Dialogue, Booking
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time
Cooperation:
Dialogue & Role Play
Type of video: Technology & Business
Length of video: 3:57
Topics: AI Assistant Scheduling Appointments & Reservations
Google showed off its Assistant having a humanlike conversation with someone at a hair salon and a small restaurant. Google CEO Sundar Pichai explains Google Duplex at Google I/O.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

How to Close a Sales Deal

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to close sales. It includes discussion questions and activities about closing sales, finalizing deals, and action plans. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on the difference between above and beyond. In the cooperation activity, students can create and action plan.
Speaking:
Closing Sales, Finalizing Deals, Action Plans
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Sales Technique Matching
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Nouns, Idioms, Context Usage
Grammar:
Difference Between 'Above' and 'Beyond'
Cooperation:
Creating an Action Plan
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:10
Topics: Closing Sales
Craig frequently gets asked by clients: “Craig, how do we close a sales deal?” He believes there's so much angst around this subject, and that it isn't warranted. Closing a deal is the natural outcome of a sales process executed well.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 21+

Handling Customer Complaints: Defusing Frustration

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to handle customer complaints on the phone. It includes discussion questions and activities about customer service, and making & handling complaints. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic and do an activity using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on using gerunds. In the cooperation activity, students can do a dialogue and role play activity.
Speaking:
Customer Complaints, Customer Service
Viewing:
Short Answers, List the Events in Order, Fill in the Letters
Vocabulary:
Expressions, Terms, Phrases, Verbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Using Gerunds
Cooperation:
Dialogue & Role Play
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:48
Topics: Customer Complaints & Customer Service
An instructional video from Skillsoft about handling customer complaints, implementing effective customer service techniques, and how to deal with angry customers.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 21+

When the Phone Rings: Telephone Skills for Better Service

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about phone call communication and taking and leaving messages. It includes discussion questions and activities about phone call communication. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on how to use say, tell, talk, and ask. In the cooperation activity, students can do a dialogue and role play activity.
Speaking:
Phone Call Communication
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, List Phrases in Order, Comparing Calls
Vocabulary:
Expressions, Phrases, Terms, Context Usage
Grammar:
How to Use Say, Tell, Talk, Ask
Cooperation:
Dialogue & Role Play
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:48
Topics: Phone Call Communication Tips
Learn what to do and what not to do in three example phone calls from an experienced and unexperienced secretary, in addition to a call from a sales manager who leaves a voicemail for his customer.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 21+

The Basics of Making Motions & Voting in Meetings

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about making motions and taking votes in meetings. It includes discussion questions and activities about making motions, Robert's Rules of Order, and voting. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do an exercise on using present continuous in the passive. In the cooperation activity, students can create two motions and then practice agreeing and disagreeing.
Speaking:
Making Motions, Taking Votes
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Continuous in the Passive
Cooperation:
Making Motions and Agreeing / Disagreeing
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:16
Topics: Making Motions, Parliamentary Procedure
Learn all about how a board of directors discusses and votes on important company issues through the parliamentary procedure.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 21+

Negotiation Deadlocks

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about negotiation deadlocks. It includes discussion questions and activities about deadlocks and how to resolve them. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to negotiations. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on present perfect + yet, still, and already. In the cooperation activity, students can resolve a negotiation deadlock related to their professional life.
Speaking:
Resolving Deadlocks
Viewing:
Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Phrases, Adverbs, Context Usage
Grammar:
Present Perfect + Yet, Still, Already
Cooperation:
Resolving a Deadlock, Quiz & Review
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 3:46
Topics: Negotiation Deadlocks
Simon Horton, an international negotiations coach, explains his three most valuable tips for resolving negotiation deadlocks.
*Most suitable for upper intermediate students. Suitable for ages 21+

Negotiation Tutorial: Reviewing the Offer

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to handle a new job offer. It includes discussion questions and activities about different types of negotiations and conversation activities about job offers. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to job offers. Students also do some activities using the important vocabulary terms from the video. For grammar, students do exercises on question formation with auxiliary verbs. In the cooperation activity, students can put together a response to a job offer.
Speaking:
Types of Negotiation, Job Offers, Clarifying
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Adjectives, Adjectives + Nouns, Phrases, Context Usage
Grammar:
Questions Using Auxiliary Verbs
Cooperation:
Responding to a Job Offer, Quiz & Review
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:35
Topics: Job Offers, Negotiations
This tutorial is presented by lynda.com, author Valerie Sutton. This video shows you how to best respond to a job offer and what kinds of things you should be thinking about and asking with an offer in front of you.
*Most suitable for intermediate students. Suitable for ages 21+