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How to End a Call or Visit Gracefully

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to end a call, conversation, or visit gracefully. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about reacting to proposals and ending phone calls. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on reported speech with say and tell. In the cooperation activity, students do a role play for ending a call.
Speaking:
Reacting to Proposals, Ending Phone Calls
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Phrasal Verbs, CCQ
Grammar:
Reported Speech: Say and Tell
Cooperation:
Role Play - Ending a Phone Call
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 4:04
Topics: Ending a Phone Call
Don Crawley explains why it can sometimes be difficult to end a conversation without being offensive, and shares some tips on how to approach ending a call or a visit with someone who talks a lot.
*Most suitable for upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to End a Meeting - Team Effectiveness

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to end a meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about ending meetings properly. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to this topic. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between each, every, all, and whole. In the cooperation activity, students can practice ending meetings.
Speaking:
Closing Meetings, Quotes about Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference between each, every, all, whole
Cooperation:
Ending a Meeting
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:11
Topics: Ending a Meeting Properly
Liane Davey goes into detail about how you can end your meetings in the most effective way, and some tips how to carry out a successful closure.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Make Clear and Concise Points

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about making concise points at meetings. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about reporting progress, making points, and managing interruptions in meetings. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between due to, because of, thanks to, as a result, and therefore. In the cooperation activity, students can practice making points at meetings.
Speaking:
Reporting Progress, Interruptions, Making Points, Product Release
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Cause & Effect: Due to, Because of, Thanks to, As a result, Therefore
Cooperation:
Making Points
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:32
Topics: Making Clear and Concise Points, Speaking
Anne Ricketts of Lighthouse Communications explains how to make points, and express your ideas and arguments clearly in meeting using a simple but effective formula.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Chairing a Meeting

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video of an example corporate meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about agreeing and disagreeing, starting a meeting, and expressing opinions. 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. In the cooperation activity, students can do an example role play of a meeting, agreeing, disagreeing, and expressing opinions.
Speaking:
Agreeing, Disagreeing, Expressing Opinions at Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Phrases and Expressions
Grammar:
Transforming Phrases
Cooperation:
Role Play Meeting - Agreeing, Disagreeing, Expressing Opinions
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 6:10
Topics: Example Meeting
An educational video about a meeting between department directors about some important agenda issues.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

How to Master Scheduling Appointments

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about Calendly - a software designed to make appointment scheduling easier. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about scheduling, confirming, rescheduling, canceling meetings and sending meeting reminders. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between either, neither, and both. In the cooperation activity, students can create a role play for scheduling meetings by email and phone, or write a script for a video.
Speaking:
Scheduling, Confirming, Rescheduling, Canceling Meetings
Viewing:
Short Answers, Mark the Topics Discussed
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, CCQ
Grammar:
Either, Neither, Both
Cooperation:
Role Play, Video Script
Type of video: Promotional / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:17
Topics: Scheduling Meetings
Learn all about Calendly - one of the hottest meeting scheduling softwares out there.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Effective Meetings: Agenda and Preparation

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about how to make a meeting agenda and preparation for a meeting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about meetings and agendas. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on gerunds. In the cooperation activity, students can create a meeting agenda.
Speaking:
Starting a Meeting, Introducting yourself, Stating Objectives, Agendas
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, CCQ, Adverbs
Grammar:
How to use gerunds
Cooperation:
Making a Meeting Agenda, Stating Objectives
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:19
Topics: Meetings, Agenda
In this video, it's explained how exactly to create a good meeting agenda, what to avoid when planning for a meeting, and some tips on how to make your meetings more effective.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

6 Steps for Writing Effective Emails

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about some steps for writing effective emails. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about email writing topics with colleagues and bosses, as well as deadlines. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on how to use 'would'. In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on an activity for writing subject lines for emails and then writing short, informative, and direct emails.
Speaking:
Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
Viewing:
Mark What You Heard / Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
How to use 'would'
Cooperation:
Subject Line Writing, Writing Shorter and Clearer Emails
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:39
Topics: Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
MindTools presents some useful insight into how to form, write, convey, and communicate our ideas effectively using email. It's a valuable skill in today's modern age, and we write so many emails now at the office that it can be easy to get stressed out by it.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

3 Tips to Write a Perfect Client Inquiry Response

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about email inquiries and how to respond. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about email inquiries, email pros and cons, and polite and impolite language. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between adjectives ending in "-ed" and "-ing". In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on an activity for writing FAQ's and responding to email inquiries.
Speaking:
Email Inquiries, Polite & Impolite Language
Viewing:
True / False, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Expressions, Parts of Speech
Grammar:
Difference between adjective endings '-ed' and '-ing'
Cooperation:
FAQ Writing, Writing Email Inquiry Response
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 1:43
Topics: Responding to Email Inquiries
Learn how to write a great email inquiry response to your clients, which in turn will make a great first impression on them. As entrepreneurs, we are leaders for our clients and should know how to help them with their frustrations and problems.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Formal vs. Informal Emails | Good Manners

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about the main differences between a formal and informal email. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about formal and informal email etiquette. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on the difference between "whether" and "if". In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on two different activities for informal and formal email writing.
Speaking:
Formal and Informal Email Writing
Viewing:
Choose the Correct Word, Short Answers
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Examples & Usage, Acronyms
Grammar:
How to Use 'Whether' and 'If'
Cooperation:
Formal / Informal Email Writing Exercises
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:08
Topics: Formal and Informal Email Writing
Faye de Muyshondt with Social Sklz teaches you the main differences between formal and informal emails and how to approach writing them. Along the way she gives you some helpful phrases, tips, and advice related to this topic.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Replying to Business & Personal Emails

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about replying to business and personal emails. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about making arrangements, apologizing, and confirming times. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on prepositions of time. In the cooperation activity, students reply to emails and use prepositions of time.
Speaking:
Making Arrangements, Apologizing in Emails, Prepositions of Time
Viewing:
Fill in the Blanks, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Email Phrases, CCQ
Grammar:
Prepositions of Time
Cooperation:
Replying to Emails
Type of video: Educational / Instructional
Length of video: 5:20
Topics: Replying to Emails
Jennifer demonstrates how to reply to emails. She shows excellent real life examples and explains how to write clearly and improve email writing skills.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Useful Phrases for Email Inquiries

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about useful email phrases for inquiries. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about inquiries. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on contractions. In the cooperation activity, students do an activity on writing an email inquiry for business.
Speaking:
Email Inquiries
Viewing:
Fill in the Blanks, True / False
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Usage, Email Phrases, Contractions, CCQ
Grammar:
Contractions
Cooperation:
Writing and Email Inquiry
Type of video: Educational / Instructional
Length of video: 4:33
Topics: Email Inquiries
Jennifer demonstrates how to write the perfect email inquiry. She shows excellent real life examples and explains how to write clearly and improve email writing skills.
*Most suitable for pre-intermediate - intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Writing an Effective Business Email

In this Business English lesson plan for adults, students watch a video about some tips on how to write an effective email. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about the structure of emails and business email etiquette. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on verb patterns with verb + infinitives and verbs + gerunds (-ing). In the cooperation activity, students can collaborate on two different email writing exercises.
Speaking:
Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
Viewing:
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Vocabulary:
Definition Matching, Context Examples & Usage, Expressions
Grammar:
Verb Patterns (verb + infintive / verb + gerund)
Cooperation:
Email & Structure Writing Exercises
Type of video: Educational / Professional / Business
Length of video: 2:16
Topics: Email Writing Tips, Etiquette, Structure
In this video, you get to learn some tips on how to make your email writing more effective, the structure of an email, formal greetings and closings, and how to convey your messages in a professional manner.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 18+

Explore Big White Ski Resort

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about the Big White ski resort in Canada. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about skiing, ski resorts, and winter holidays. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on conjunctions. In the cooperation activity, students can create a guide, make a review, or create a promotional video outline.
Speaking:
Skiing, Ski Resorts, Winter Holidays
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Image Matching
Grammar:
Conjunctions
Cooperation:
Create a Guide, Make a Review, Create a Promotional Video
Type of video: Interview / Promotional
Length of video: 3:49
Topics: Skiing, Ski Resorts, Winter Holidays
Explore Big White ski resort in Canada and what makes this resort stand out from all the others.
*Most suitable for upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

13 years of snowboarding, but only 17 years old.

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about a young professional snowboarder, Marcus Kleveland. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about snowboarding and snowboarders. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on adverbs. In the cooperation activity, students can create interviews, make a social media post, or write for a magazine.
Speaking:
Snowboarding, Snowboarders
Viewing:
Short Answers, Correct the Mistakes, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Context Usage, Categorize the Terms, Image Matching
Grammar:
Adverbs
Cooperation:
Create Interviews, Make a Social Media Post, Write a Magazine Response
Type of video: Short Documentary / Interview
Length of video: 4:31
Topics: Snowboarding, Traveling
Marcus Kleveland is young but is already considered top talent in the snowboarding scene. Get to know a bit about Marcus while he shows you where he grew up, how he got into snowboarding, and some of his "gnarly tricks," flips, and rotations that he can do on a snowboard.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+

Snowkiting Is Every Extreme Winter Sport in One

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video about snowkiting. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about skiing, snowboarding, equipment, & winter sports. Students learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. For grammar, students do an activity on articles and uncountable nouns. In the cooperation activity, students can leave a voicemail, make a social media post, or create cotent for a homepage.
Speaking:
Skiing, Snowboarding, Winter Sports
Viewing:
Short Answers, True / False, Post-Viewing Discussion
Vocabulary:
Definitions, Matching, Context Usage, Sentences
Grammar:
Articles + Uncountable Nouns
Cooperation:
Leave a Voicemail, Make a Social Media Post, Create Homepage Content
Type of video: Story / Interview
Length of video: 2:15
Topics: Snowkiting, Winter Sports
Snowkiting has become a big hit in parts of Alaska, and has been growing in recent years. The growth of the sport is due to the efforts of Tom Fredericks, who helped start the snowkiting legacy, established the first snowkiting school in Alaska, and organizes a snowkiting festival every year.
*Most suitable for intermediate - upper-intermediate students. Suitable for ages 14+