A workout for very busy people
Lesson plan overview
This ESl lesson deals with the topic of movement and incorporating physical exercise in our daily routines. It is focused on vocabulary, and aims to give interesting ideas to students about how to manage to fit in exercise into their busy lives. Other interesting video-based lesson are “The importance of good posture”, and “Winter sports“.
Speaking: The lesson starts with a few conversation questions about staying fit and exercising. Next, students take a look at different fitness goals (e.g. Weight loss, Muscle gain, Flexibility) and are asked to put them in order of importance to them.
Vocabulary: This lesson focuses on vocabulary and features a few activities related to home workout equipment (e.g. kettlebell, exercise ball, ankle weights, dumbbells), exercises (e.g. squat, lunge, crunch), and parts of the body that will be mentioned in the video (e.g. ankle, calf, hip, chest, heel). After each vocabulary activity, there are conversation questions to practice the new words.
Listening: Students watch a video called “Build exercise into your daily routine: Brushing your teeth: Glutes and Legs”, and complete 2 activities: first, they write down the exercises mentioned in the video. Then they complete the transcript with the parts of the body mentioned.
Grammar: Students learn how to talk about different alternatives using “instead of”, “rather than”, and “as an alternative to”. After a brief explanation, students complete 6 sentences with their own ideas.
Finally, students are asked to reflect on what sedentary activities they engage in on a regular basis and how they can incorporate some movement into them.
For additional speaking practice, you can use the conversation cards.
Teacher’s lesson plan
Student’s interactive PDF
Conversation cards PDF
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Conversation cards PDF
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