winter holidays

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!

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a photo of an ace castle and a slogan "which winter festival would you most like to visit?"

Vocabulary: verbs (stroll, wander, dive into, soak in, delve into, indulge in, sample)
Vocabulary: adjectives (dazzling, awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, quirky, cozy)
Speaking: comparing winter and summer festivals, conversation questions, design your own winter festival

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a photo with a clock and a notepad with "new year, new me" written on it and the slogan "How to build new habits

Collocations: verb + noun collocations with the words “goal”, “routine”, “habit”, and “New Year’s resolutions”
Useful expressions: making New Year’s resolutions and creating an action plan
Video: How to make New Year’s resolutions that last

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people skiing and a slogan "how is climate change affecting winter sports"

Vocabulary: winter sports, protective gear, clothes and footwear, equipment, facilities
Video: Winter sports and climate change
Speaking: discussing winter sports, climate change, and winter

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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

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christmas drinks in glass and on a table and a slogan"eggnog, Christmas punch, or mulled wine?"

Vocabulary: spices
Vocabulary: things around the kitchen
Consufing words: cooking (recipe/receipt/prescription; simmer/boil, stir/remove)

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a christmas basket filled with wine and other gifts and a slogan - how to show appreciation to your employees

Vocabulary: expressions related to employee appreciation (employee morale, job satisfacion, work-life balance, year-end bonus)
Speaking: giving and receiving gifts at work, company policies about receiving gifts, employee appreciation ideas
Video: Best employee holiday gifts for every budget

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three kings' cake (roscon de reyes) and a slogan - do you celebrate three kings' day?

Reading: How is Three Kings’ Day celebrated in Spain
Video: The Three Wise Men
Speaking: Conversation questions

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Colleagues at an office Christmas party drinking champagne and a slogan - let's plan the office christmas party!

Vocabulary: event planning (budget, venue, catering, guests, entertainment)
Vocabulary: food and drinks (buffet, open bar, spirits, dietary restrictions)
Video: 5 tips for office party holiday planning

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