Black Friday

Lesson plan overview

This FREE lesson is perfect to start the conversation about Black Friday. You can teach it a few days before Black Friday as the video gives tips on finding the best deals. Students will learn about different discounts and deals and phrasal verbs and idioms about shopping. If you want to expand on the target vocabulary, these 2 worksheets will be a great follow-up: “Phrasal verbs: shopping”, “Idioms: Black Friday (shopping)”

The lesson starts with 7 conversation questions about Black Friday, students’ attitudes towards it and their plans for the upcoming Black Friday.

Vocabulary: Next, they look at different discounts and discuss how each one works. They are then given 7 sentences, each containing a different discount (early bird, bundle, flash sale), and they match them to their definitions. As a speaking practice, students discuss items they have bought using the discounts.

Video: Students watch a video: “Top 5 tips to make sure you get the best deals” and complete 2 tasks. First, they write down the tips given. In the second task, they complete the extracts with the expressions they hear.

Vocabulary extension: Students look back at the expressions from the video (window-shop, splash the cash, ramp up prices, shop around, slash prices) and decide on the correct meaning of each one. Then they complete 5 sentences with the correct expression.

To conclude the lesson, students discuss different statements about Black Friday and use the questions given as conversation starters.

You can use the conversation cards to revise the target vocabulary from the lesson.

This lesson can be combined with lessons about shopping, consumerism, spending and saving, minimalism, sustainability.

Teacher’s lesson plan

Student’s worksheet

Student’s interactive PDF

Conversation cards PDF

Pre-class activities

To send the pre-class activities to your students, copy the link below.

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

Walmart is currently offering a deals for days sales event online and in stores with new items added each week. The retailer slashing prices on everything from the latest tech gadgets, including Apple products and laptops, to a variety of kitchen appliances.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the traditional weekend, is still gonna be big. A lot of retailers are offering price adjustments, so hang on to your receipts.

Comprehension questions

In-class activities

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