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 body images and encourages people to take some action to solve this problem.

The worksheet starts with a short general discussion on self-esteem and students’ personal confidence. Then, it is followed by two tasks on vocabulary. The first one is a word-building exercise. In the second one, students have to match words with their meanings. All the vocabulary has been taken from the video. Next, while watching the video students can match phrases from the video with their endings. The last part of the worksheet is again discussion connected with some issues touched upon in the talk as well as with students’ own ideas.

Meaghan Ramsey speaks for 12 minutes so you can watch the video during the class. The whole lesson should take around 50-60 minutes depending on how much your students will be engaged in the discussion.








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