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a man hiking in patagonia

Idioms: put your money where your mouth is, lead by example, follow in someone’s footsteps

Adjective intensifiers: dirt cheap, brand new, dead serious

Video: “Patagonia founder donates entire company to fight climate change”

2:47

a notepad saying side hustle ideas next to 100 dollar bills and a calculator

Vocabulary: expressions to say “earn extra money”
Phrasal verbs: take off, scale up a business, break into in industry
Speaking: conversation questions, brainstorming, starting your side hustle

3:55

a couple of tourists looking at a map

Vocabulary: adjectives (breathtaking, crystal clear, bustling)
Functional language: evaluating experiences
Phrasal verbs: travelling (embark on, kick off, get away)

3:40

thermometer showing high temperature

Vocabulary: other ways to say “It’s very hot”
Functional language: talking about negative consequences
Speaking: conversation questions, brainstorming, creating an awareness campaign

3:46

an asian woman using technology tablet

Vocabulary: biometric data (fingerprints, facial recognition, voice recognition)
Video: Mastercards trials paying with your face
Speaking: conversation questions, advantages and disadvantages, debate

1:46

a concept describing greenwashing

Vocabulary: sustainability buzzwords
Videos: greenwashing examples, how to avoid greenwashing
Speaking: conversation questions, brainstorming

4:40

a notepad with monkeypox writen on it, surrounded by pills and tablets

Vocabulary: symptoms (rash, swollen glands, fever)
Vocabulary: viruses (spread, outbreak, strain)
Video: What is monkeypox and how dangerous is it?

3:07

a gig economy worker (GLOVO courier) delivering food

Vocabulary: the gig economy (side hustle, income stream, nine-to-five job)
Vocabulary: job security and benefits (paid holiday leave, work-life balance, redundancy package)
Idioms: take a cut, up for grabs, comes at a cost)

3:06

playground with two towers and a slide

Vocabulary: playgrounds and childhood games
Vocabulary: parenting (overprotective, risky play, helicopter parents)
Word formation: -proof (waterproof, bulletproof, childproof)

5:44

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Woman with Good Posture Working on Laptop

Vocabulary: the human body (wrists, ankles, joints, hips) and posture (slouched, hunched, slumped)
Video: The benefits of good posture
Speaking: discussion questions; brainstorm solutions

4:26

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Woman with Good Posture Working on Laptop

Vocabulary: the human body (wrists, ankles, joints, hips) and posture (slouched, hunched, slumped)
Video: The benefits of good posture
Speaking: discussion questions; brainstorm solutions

4:26

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Collocations: verb + goal
Video: How to set SMART language learning goals
Speaking: conversation questions about languages and language learning, set language-learning goals

4:23

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Picture of angry boss criticizing his worker

Idioms: throw someone under the bus, take credit for someone’s work, rub you the wrong way
Video: How to deal with difficult co-workers
Grammar: degrees of certainty (it’s inevitable that, it’s bound to, there is no way)

5:36

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Pre-class online activities
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These activities help introduce the topic and provide important information as well as  teach important vocabulary.

 

  • vocabulary matching activity
  • highlighted commonly mispronounced words
  • short video
  • comprehension questions
  • a question to consider and discuss in class

In-class activities
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The materials in this section are designed for both in-person and online teaching. These activities aim to work on all 4 skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in order to develop the topic further and provide your students with all the tools they need to communicate confidently.
Available formats: Printable Student and Teacher PDF, Interactive

Activities:

 

  • various vocabulary activities
  • conversation questions
  • debate ideas
  • video
  • comprehension activities
  • mini grammar

After class: Additional resources
(Free)

The additional resources help to combat the forgetting curve, reinforce and enrich the vocabulary learnt in class.

 

This section includes links to:

 

  • topic-related articles
  • topic-related videos