How false news can spread

October 11, 2017 2

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Speaking skills TIME  45 min (incl. 4 min video) The lesson plan is based on a TED-Ed video entitled "How false news can spread"  by Noah Tavlin. The worksheet is about a very important issue of fake news and how we can stop its spread. The lesson starts with a short exercise on…

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 Listening/Collocations TIME 20 min + 12 min video The topic of this one-page worksheet is history. While it may sound boring, I found the TED talk quite interesting as it goes into the topic of preserving old books and manuscripts and what miracles modern technology can do to help this process. In…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Expressing opinion TIME 30 min + 15 min video This new lesson plan is based on the TED Talk entitled "How to speak up for yourself" by Adam Galinsky. The speaker gives us a hint how to speak up even if it is really difficult. The lesson starts with three phrases used…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS General English TIME 40 min + 20 min video How ignorant are you about current world? This lesson focuses on answering that question as well as compares the ignorance levels of people from different countries. It is based on a video by a father-son duo Hans and Ola Rosling who fight the…

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,…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS General English TIME 60 min Do you know what emotional hygiene is? Find out watching TED Talk by Guy Winch. Perhaps your students also have some great ideas how to nurture emotions. This English lesson plan focuses on speaking and vocabulary. There is a warm-up which should give students a hint on…