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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!

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a woman playing an electric guitar on stage and a slogan - do you watch the eurovision context?

Vocabulary: cheesy, catchy, tune, stage, release, performance
Reading: history and rules of the Eurovision Song Contest
Video: From pop to politics, what to know as Sweden prepares for the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest

5:27

letter cubes arrange to read april fool's day, and a slogan "best april fool's day pranks and hoaxes"

Speaking: Conversation questions about humour, pranks, and April Fool’s Day, discussion quoets, describing photos, evaluating pranks and jokes
Vocabulary: humour, pranks and jokes (prank, fool, fall for, improv, stand-up comedy, hoax, adjectives to describe pranks)
Videos: “Why do we celebrate April Fool’s Day?”, and “Best April Fool’s Day jokes and pranks of all time”

6:00

eggs looking like faberge eggs and a slogan "what might have happened to the missing faberge eggs?"

Speaking: jewels, treasures, Fabergé eggs, rare objects
Vocabulary: gemstones, words related to Fabergé eggs, adjectives
Grammar: Past modals for speculation (might have/could have + past participle)

5:44

a float depicting a scene of Jesus's life in Seville, Spain during Holy Week, and a slogan "how is Holy Week celebrated in Spain?"

Vocabulary: Holy Week (e.g. resurrection, crucifixion, The Passion, brotherhood/fraternity, Palm Sunday, processions)
Word formation: devote, reflect, grieve, repent, empathize
Video: Rick Steves’ European Easter: Palm Sunday in Sevilla

5:32

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3 oscars statuettes, and a slogan "and the oscar goes to ..."

Vocabulary: words related to the Oscars (e.g. a nod, to be snubbed, to take home, an acceptance speech)
Grammar: should/shouldn’t have + past participle
Writing: a film review

3:40

four man in an Irish pub raising their glasses celebrating Saint Patrick's Day, and a losgan "Sláinte!"

Vocabulary: expressions related to drinking (to down a drink, drink the night away, booze, indulge in something, filled to the brim)
Speaking: conversation questions, making a toast
Videos: “Why we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day and other Irish traditions”, “How to drink like the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day”

6:00

a muslim woman praying and a slogan "what do you know about Ramadan?"

Vocabulary: words and verbs related to Ramadan (e.g. pray, fast, donate, forgive, abstain, charity, feast, mosque)
Video: what is Ramadan?
Speaking: conversation questions, quiz

4:40

a day in the calendar - 29th fabruary, and a losgan "basic mathematics, fractions and approximation"

Vocabulary: basic mathematics, fractions, approximation (roughly, around, about, more or less, plus or minus, give or take)
Video: Leap years and why we need them
Speaking: talking about measuring time, different types of calendars, and practising approximation

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