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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!

blocks stacked on top of each other to write "FOMO", and a slogan "What are the best FOMO marketing tactics?"

Vocabulary: collocations (to entice the customer, to trigger FOMO, to create a sense of scarcity, impulse purchase, flash sale, free shipping)
Grammar: wishes and regrets
Video: Top 10 FOMO marketing tactics

3:16

a person actively listening to another, and a slogan "how to become a better listener"

Vocabulary: barriers to listening (e.g. distraction, prejudice, information overload)
Confusing words: listen and hear
Expressions: expressions with listen and hear (never hear the end of it, listen with only hald an ear, hear me out, listen to reason)

5:06

business model and a slogan "which are the most successful business models?"

Vocabulary: business collocations (e.g. generate revenue, acquire a user base, drive demand, revenue stream, targeted advertisements, profit margin)
Reading: successful business model
Listening and speaking: The Business Model Canvas

6:30

a photo of a resume, and a slogan "is your CV optimized for the Applicant Tracking systems"?

Vocabulary: expressions related to applying for and finding a job

Vocabulary: action verbs used in resumes

Writing: CV/resume

6:37

a pile of books, folders, and notebooks, and a slogan "do you have an employee or an entrepreneur mindset"

Vocabulary: words to describe your attitude towards work (e.g. fulfillment, achievement, success, monotony, burnout)
Vocabulary: verbs (to thrive,  to excel, to prioritize, to envision, to embrace, to seize (an opportunity), to be driven by)
Speaking: pros and cons of being an employee vs being an entrepreneur, questions about entrepreneurship

3:34

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

two business people shaking hands in a meeting and a slogan "Why are business relationships important?"

Vocabulary: stakeholders (customers, suppliers, shareholders, media, government)
Vocabulary: collocations (to acquire/upsell a customer, to bring in business, to build rappport/trust)
Speaking: discussion stakeholders and business relationships

4:00

"in-house" and "outsource" road signs, and a slogan"what are the pros and cons of outsouring?"

Vocabulary: outsourcing

Grammar: have/get something done

Video: Commonly outsourced business functions

3:12

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