LEVEL B1/B2 FOCUS Conversation TIME  60 min (incl. 9 min video) The lesson plan is based on a TED talk by Gever Tulley titled "5 dangerous things you should let your kids". The focus of the lesson is speaking and it looks into such topics as childhood and parenting. The first task of the worksheet is finishing…

LEVEL B1 FOCUS Expressions for like/dislike TIME 45 min (incl. 5.5 min video) The lesson plan is based on the TEDTalk by Amit Sood titled "Building a museum of museums on the web" about Google's Art Project. The lesson itself is about art, museums and students' interests in these areas. The worksheet starts with a warm-up task…

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/Conditionals TIME 60 min The TED Talk that the worksheet is based on touches upon the problem of women's illiteracy and education. It is a great starting point for the discussion on gender inequality in general and that's what the lesson is about. It starts with a short warm-up activity - students have…

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.…

How to buy happiness

April 7, 2017 0

LEVEL B1 FOCUS Vocabulary: rich and poor TIME 35 min + 11 min video The lesson is based on the TED Talk by Michael Norton titled "How to buy happiness". The lesson is prepared for B1+ students as the speech is not very difficult to understand, but rather fast. The lesson mainly concerns  money and issues…

The hidden power of smiling

February 16, 2017 2

LEVEL B1+ FOCUS General English TIME 60 min Did you know that your smile is a superpower? In this short TED talk, Ron Gutman shows results of some research about smiling, how it affects how we feel and even our lifespan. It's a funny and dynamic talk and even though the speaker uses some scientific vocabulary,…