LEVEL C1 FOCUS Debate / Vocabulary extension TIME  60 min (incl. 5 min video)   Here is another lesson brought to you thanks to TED Talks and this time their TED Ed programme (explore it as it is perfect authentic material for ESL teachers). This time the lesson focuses on debating skills and vocabulary for expressing…

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 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 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 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 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…