collocations

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Whether your lessons are online or in-person, The English Flows’ lesson plans are the ultimate time-saver for ESL teachers working with adult and Business English students. Cut down on prep work and free up your time for what truly matters – guiding, coaching, and meeting your students' unique needs. Our current and highly relatable topics will keep your students engaged before, during, and after the class. We add 7-8 new video-based ESL lesson plans each month. Ignite their curiosity and inspire them to explore the English language further!

a woman surrounded by plants sneezing and a slogan "Are your seasonal allergies getting wprse every year?"

Vocabulary: allergies and symptoms
Collocations: allergies (suffer from allergies, trigger an allergy, have an allergy, treat an allergy)
Idioms: keep at bay, wreak havoc on, kick into overdrive

7:00

a woman and a man in an elevator with the man delivering an elevator pitch, and a slogan "craft and deliver a killer elevator pitch"

Collocations: collocations with pitch (e.g. craft a pitch, tailot a pitch, nail a pitch, rehearse a pitch)
Vocabulary: adjectives to describe effective and ineffective pitches
Functional language: useful phrases to talk about one’s accomplishments, passion, target audience, mission and vision (for companies)

5:00

a person controlling smart features of his home on a tablet, and a slogan "would you like to live in a smart home?"

Vocabulary: smart devices around the house and their functions
Vocabulary: verb + noun collocations with “data”
Speaking: your dream house, debate questions about smart homes, describe functions of smart home devices

2:30

a business woman holding a suitcase and climbing up a ladder made of books, illlustrating career advancement, and a slogan "would you like to get promoted this year?"

Vocabulary: getting promoted (get promoted, land a job, leverage something, stand out, get ahead)
Speaking: Ways to get promoted, overcoming obstacles, personal reflection
Video: “What you need to know to get promoted in 2024”

 

6:43

Mariah Carey at a Christmas concert with a slogan "All I want for Christmas is ..."

Vocabulary: words related to Christmas (e.g. mistletoe, sleigh, stocking)
Vocabulary: songs (e.g. a cover, a smash hit, the charts, a timeless record)
Listening: Christmas songs, “All I want for Christmas”, How Mariah Carey became the Queen of Christmas

3:33

a photo of a woman in a field conveying feelings of calmness, and a slogan - how much time do you spend in nature?

Vocabulary: collocations with the verbs alleviate, boost, soak in, brighten up, and soothe
Vocabulary: nature sounds
Speaking: conversation questions, brainstorming

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