Lesson plan overview
This technology-related ESL lesson plan is most suitable for B1 level adults and teens. Students will learn useful words and expressions to talk about smart homes, smart home devices and their functions, and collocations with “data”. You can also check out “Productivity and AI tools”, “Detox from social media”, and “Phrasal verbs: technology”.
The lesson starts with a speaking activity. Students are asked to talk about their dream homes and answer a few questions related to their dream homes.
Vocabulary: Students look at common smart home devices (e.g. smart locks, smart lighting, smart plugs, etc.). They match the words to the correct photo, and then discuss their functions, how useful they are, etc. Then, students read very short descriptions of the most common features of each device, and complete with technology-related words (e.g. automated, voice commands, adjust, record, connected).
Listening: Students watch a video called “AI smart homes: The dawn of a futuristic era” and complete 2 listening comprehension activities. Then they engage in a post-listening discussion, and a research task.
Vocabulary extension: Students learn verb + noun collocations with the word “data” (e.g. to share data, to store data, to back up data, to secure data, to retrieve data). Finally, they complete a multiple-choice activity about the collocations.
For more speaking practice, and to review the target vocabulary from this lesson, you can use the conversation cards.
Teacher’s lesson plan
Student’s interactive PDF
Conversation cards PDF
All video-based ESL lesson plans include online pre-class activities, which are FREE and can be completed without registration. Perfect for teachers who wish to embrace the blended learning approach. By providing students with resources and engagement opportunities before the actual class session, educators can foster active participation, enhance comprehension, and optimise in-class discussions.
The pre-class activities are optional: if you choose not to assign them, or your students don’t complete them, it will not disturb the flow of the class. You can find and review the pre-class activities for this lesson plan here:
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Conversation cards PDF
Each video-based lesson plan includes links to additional resources (videos and articles), which are FREE can be found online (in the pre-class activities page. These links aim to extend the learning experience, enabling students to connect classroom knowledge with real-world applications.
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