Lesson plan overview
This lesson is about digital nomads, and everything related to this lifestyle. Students will discuss advantages and disadvantages, things to be taken into account when choosing a destination, as well as how local communities are affected by the rising popularity of digital nomadism. Other lessons that you might find interesting are “The gig economy”, “Start and grow your side hustle“, “Gentrification”, “Should you take a gap year“, and the worksheets “Idioms: moving abroad”, “Idioms: travel”, and “Phrasal verbs: travel”
Speaking: The lesson starts with 2 speaking activities. First,students discuss 9 conversation questions given. Then, they think about positive and negative aspects of being a digital nomad, discussing 4 talking points.
Vocabulary: Students learn words and expressions related to digital nomads (e.g. flexible schedule, solopreneur, workation, hot desking, co-working). After matching the words to their definitions, students discuss how each one is related to the lifestyle of digital nomads. To practise, they complete 7 sentences with the correct word and expresison. Then they compare pairs of concepts (e.g. being a freelancer vs being a solopreneur).
Listening: Students watch a video called “The truth about being a digital nomad”, and complete a table with information from the video. After that they engage in a post-listening discussion.
Speaking: Students work in pairs and brainstorm things to be taken into account when choosing a destination as a digital nomad. Then they look at a list of things, and discuss why each of them is important. Next, they are given 9 popular destinations for digital nomads, and discuss different questions related to them. After that students discuss the impact digital nomads have on local communities (e.g. rising cost of living for the locals). Finally, students look at 3 opinions about digital nomads and decide which one they most agree with.
To review the target vocabulary from this lesson, you can use the printable conversation cards.
Teacher’s lesson plan
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Conversation cards PDF
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Conversation cards PDF
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