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Video-based lesson plans

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 laptop with cut cable and a slogan "should employers be allowed to contact you outside working hours?"

Vocabulary: be on call, on the clock, around the clock, to unplug, outside working hours
Grammar: passives be supposed/expected/required/advised to + verb
Speaking: survey, conversation questions, giving examples about company policies, work-life balance, disconnecting from work

2:57

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 woman in a sensory deprivation tank doing floatation therapy and a slogan - would you try a sensory deprivation tank?

Speaking: brainstorming vocabulary related to the senses, conversation questions
Video: How sensory deprivation and floating impacts the brain
Vocabulary: verbs related to the different senses (stare, gaze, eavesdrop, overhear, nibble, devour)

6:15

an electric car charging with a slogan - are electric cards really greener?

Vocabulary: electric vehicles and sustainability (life cycle analysis, a silver bullet, emission-free at the tailpipe, greenwashing, power grid)
Grammar: linking contrasting ideas (although, despite, in spite of, while, yet)
Speaking: conversation questions, debates, evaluating advantages and disadvantages

5:00

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 phone with threads logo on it and a slogan threads or twitter?

Vocabulary: leverage, privacy concern, challenger, buzz, direct competitor
Video: Meta’s new Threads app ignites social media war with Twitter
Speaking: social media platforms, competition

3:01

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a homanoid robot in a thoughtful pose and a slogan - what id your boss was an ai-powered robot

Vocabulary: personality adjectives (biased, decisive, fearless, selfless)
Vocabulary: verbs (threaten, enable, take over, wear out)
Speaking: conversation questions, debate, evaluating alternatives

3:12

logo open AI and ChatGPT and a slogan - how do you use chatgpt?

Vocabulary: ChatGPT (human-like, large-scale customisation, reliance, infringe)
Reading: Applications of ChatGPT in 5 industries
Video: What is ChatGPT and why does it have educators worried?

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