General English

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 photo of the American flaf and a slogan "celebrating fourth of july"

Vocabulary: Independence Day (speech, fireworks, flag, national anthem, colonies, empire, patriotism, revolution, freedom, parade)
Confusing words: story vs history
Speaking: history, Independence Day, patriotism

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a stadium full of football fans who are cheering and a slogan - are you a football fan?

Functional language: talking about the team you support (I’m backing, I’m rooting for, I’m cheering for)
Vocabulary: measures against football hooliganism (ban, fine, zero-tolerance policy)
Video: “Football fan culture is changing but which type of supporter are you?”

6:10

a cruise ship and a slogan "inside the world's biggest cruise ship"

Vocabulary: cruise ships (e.g. cabin, deck, to embark, to disembark, galley, port of call)
Vocabulary: food on a cruise ship (stocks up ingredients, in stock, prep kitchens, all-you-can-eat, leftovers, food waste, buffet)
Video: “Inside the 24/7 operation to feed the world’s largest cruise ship”

5:52

a photo of cologne cathedral and a slogan "have you ever visited germany?2

Speaking: visiting Germany, comparing visiting Germany during Euro 2024 vs visiting on a regular day, travelling to Euro 2024 on a budget
Vocabulary: common adjective + noun  collocations (e.g. breathtaking views, trendy neighbourhood, vibrant nightlife, cosy café)
Video: Ultimate UEFA EURO 2024 Guide: Explore Germany’s host cities, culture, and cuisine!

7:30

a photo of a stadium and a slogan "are you giong to follow euro 2024?

Vocabulary: stadiums (pitch, stands, concession stands, gates, ticket office, box seat)
Vocabulary: stages of a tournament (group stage, knockout rounds, Round of 16, Quarter-finals, Semi-finals, Final)
Speaking: conversaiton questions, comparing different ways to watch a football game

3:23

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

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