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Good or Bad?

This is one of my free ESL lesson plans, that is based on an article published in THE WEEK, which discusses different things that are good or bad for us. In 2011, scientists made some new, interesting discoveries about the world around us, and published their findings on items like placebos, tangerines, sleeplessness, milk, olive oil, green tea and shopping.

Discover why your pillow is bad for you. Find out why having a desk job is not always the best option, what the benefits of swearing are, and why washing dishes can be bad for your wellbeing. Do you know if the milk in your cereal is benefiting you, or whether eating bacon with your eggs is a good idea? Should you be taking vitamin supplements to improve your health? What are the long term effects of sleeplessness? Find out what the scientific studies have revealed on all these, and more.

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This, one of my free ESL lesson plans, is appropriate for upper-intermediate, advanced and proficiency level English (B1 to C2).

Language Focus

This lesson starts off with discussion around what the students eat, and a lifestyle that they maintain in order to remain fit and healthy. They then need to predict what the article will say about various items and foods (tangerines, pillows, washing dishes, swearing etc) There are then some vocabulary exercises where the students have to match definitions and collocations of words that will appear in the text.

After reading the article and discussing the conclusions, the students learn some food idioms.

My free lesson plans can be used as the basis for English conversation classes or vocabulary lessons in group classes or for one on one lessons. My free printable worksheets come in pdf format with both teacher’s and students’ notes. Just print them off and you are ready for your next lesson!

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