LEVEL C1 FOCUS Business Vocabulary TIME  60 min (incl. 7 min video) We are back with some business-oriented ESL lesson plan. This time the lesson focuses on Business English collocations. The worksheet is based on Leeron Segal's speech titled "Upgrading management technology" which is a discussion starter and a background for practising proper collocations. The lesson kicks off…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: salary TIME  60 min (incl. 7 min video)   This ESL lesson discusses the thorny issue of pay secrecy and focuses on vocabulary connected with getting paid. TED Talk by David Burkus called "Why you should know how much your co-workers get paid" is the key point of this worksheet that will…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: startup jargon TIME  60 min (incl. 6:30 min video) As most teachers wanted us to prepare more lessons about technology and business, this lesson plan combines both of these worlds as it focuses on startup as a business model. During this TED lesson, students will learn useful jargon from the Silicon Valley and…

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Idioms: Motivation TIME 80-90 min (incl. 7 min video) This time the worksheet is not based on a TED talk but on a Think Big video, in this case Dan Ariely's speech on psychology of motivation at work. This Business English lesson will allow your students to learn and practice 8 idioms…

LEVEL B1+ FOCUS Idioms/Informal language TIME 30-40 min This isn't an ordinary conversation lesson about how meetings steal our time at work but rather how unhealthy our sedentary lifestyle is and what we already know about it. In this super-compact TED talk "Got a meeting? Take a walk" (just 3:30), Nilofer Merchant speaks about how…

LEVEL B1 FOCUS Listening Comprehension TIME 45-50 min If you want to know how big data, tattoos, immortality and the Greeks are connected watch this short TED talk titled Your online life, permanent as a tattoo by Juan Enriquez. The lesson based on that speech deals with such issues as privacy online and effects of sharing personal information in social media.…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: career TIME 45 min + 15 min This lesson focuses on pursuing career and passions. It's based on TED Talk by Larry Smith titled "Why you will fail to have a great career". In the course of the lesson, students will learn collocations with the word career, discuss how to have…