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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 couple walking at the beach and a slogan "what's the secret of a healthy relationship?"

Vocabulary and word formation: commitment, empathy, intimacy, adaptability, forgiveness
Idioms: see eye to eye, have a bright future, stand the test of time,keep the spark alive
Functional language: talking about deal-breakers in a relationship

5.30

an image of a samba dancer at the Rio de Janeiro Carnival,a nd a slogan "learn more about brazil carnival"

Vocabulary: verbs (to be fused with, to be traced back to, to take over, to rehearse, to track)
Vocabulary: adjectives (dazzling, world-renowned, intricate, elaborate, mind-blowing)
Vocabulary: idioms (to let loose, to have the time of one’s life, a feast for the eyes)

3:00

sand passes through hourglass measuring the time and a slogan - how to slow down time

Vocabulary: expressions used to say that time passes quickly or slowly (e.g. I lost track of time.)
Idioms: to step out of your comfort zone, to take something for granted, to throw curveballs
Adjectives: uneventful, predictable, transformational, unique

3:55

an exhausted person resting their head on their keyboard with a stone with "back to work" written on it and a slogan - how to deal with the holiday blues

Vocabulary: idioms and expressions (to get back into the groove of things, back to the grind, post-vacation fatigue, vacation blues, hit the ground running)
Video: Getting over your post-vacation slump
Speaking: conversation questions, brinstorming, role-play

4:00

a girl standing next to a light bulb exploding with colours and a slogan - are you a creative person?

Video: How can limits boost creativity
Expressions: creative block, eureka moment, a flash of inspiration
Speaking: coming up with different uses for everyday objects

4:35

seen from behind woman using text to image AI generator with a slogan - how can AI make you more productive?

Reading: Productivity techniques
Vocabulary: productivity and time management (optimize your workflow, effective task prioritization, overcome procrastination, a state of flow)
Idioms: a game-changer, to do the heavy-lifting, to save the day, at your fingertips

3:11

a brain training or doing a workout with two dumbbells and a slogan - do you like puzzles

Vocabulary: riddles, puzzles and brainteasers
Video: The benefits of playing with puzzles
Idioms: idioms with “brain” and “puzzle”

3:00