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 B2 FOCUS Healthy Lifestyle & Indirect Questions TIME  60 min (incl. ~9 min video) This ESL worksheet is based on a TED talk titled "How healthy living nearly killed me" by AJ Jacobs. The speaker discusses his experiences and approach to healthy living. The lesson consists of many various exercises. First, there is a short…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Grammar: used to TIME  60 min (incl. 3:30 min video) The lesson is based on a short talk by Arianna Huffington where she discusses the importance of a well-rested mind and body. The worksheet includes various exercises on vocabulary and focuses on different uses of "used to". In the first task, students have…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Decision-making TIME 45 min + 15 min The lesson is based on the TED Talk by Ruth Chang titled "How to make hard choices". In her speech, Chang explains why it is so difficult to take some decisions and helps us to understand the approach to a decision-making process. The lesson starts…

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 mathematics of love

March 24, 2017 0

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Vocabulary: Relationships TIME 45 min + 17 min video The worksheet is based on the TED Talk by Hannah Fry entitled "The mathematics of love". The speech is witty and interesting. The speakers talks in a very clear way so that students should not have problems with understanding. The lesson plan is divided…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Listening/Collocations TIME 50 min + 12 min video The lesson plan is based on the TED Talk by Meaghan Ramsey "Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you" and concerns a very significant issue of self-esteem. In her speech, Meaghan Ramsey talks about a terrifying reality of teenagers struggling with accepting their…