Do the green thing!

May 14, 2017 0

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Reading skills TIME 45 min The lesson is based on the TEDTalk by Andy Hobsbawm titled "Do the green thing" and it concerns a very important issue of the environment protection. The speaker introduces his idea of a creative approach to promoting nature preservation. The first task of the worksheet is synonym-matching of…

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…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Listening comprehension TIME 40 min + 7 min video James Veitch is one of the funniest TED speakers. In his speech "The agony of trying to unsubscribe" he delivers a hilarious story about marketing emails and how to deal with them in an amusing way. Students will laugh out loud watching this 7-minute…

LEVEL C1 FOCUS Vocabulary: Synonyms TIME 50 min + 10 min video    "Can technology solve our big problems?" is a question asked by Jason Pontin in his TED talk and a starting point for this ESL lesson. In this 2-page worksheet, students will learn new advanced vocabulary and their synonyms, watch an intriguing video and have…

LEVEL B2 FOCUS Idioms for change TIME 45 min + 7 min video Do you think you will change a lot in the future? Or maybe not at all? This lesson plan based on the short TED talk by the psychologist Dan Gilbert will give your students many occasions to talk about their attitude towards change and…

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 Business English TIME 60 min This worksheet investigates Sinek's explanation to the question how people inspire actions in others. The talk and thus the lesson also looks at what kind of companies we believe in and why as well as when an innovative product can become mainstream and how to succeed in…