Lessons

Food & Drink

In This Class You Eat Ice Cream

These ESL lesson plans are for adults and teens about ice cream, food, and school. The lessons are adapted for pre-intermediate to advanced levels. Students watch a video and do a listening exercise about a university which offers courses about ice cream. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about ice cream and school. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and expressions related to ice cream and school. In the cooperation activity students make slogans, create courses, and more. The lesson comes with grammar exercises on present simple, present perfect, present perfect continuous and the second conditional.

Why Pizza Purists Love Neapolitan-Style Pizza

In this upper intermediate ESL lesson plan, students watch a video of an Italian pizza chef who owns a pizza restaurant in New York. Your students can discuss questions and do conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to pizza. For grammar and additional word building, students do an exercise with parts of speech and prefixes. The last activity is a cooperation activity where students can work together and use their new pizza-related vocabulary terms.

Italian Chef Reviews Delivery Pizza

In this intermediate ESL lesson plan, students watch a video of an Italian pizza chef reviewing American delivery pizza. Your students can do discussion questions and conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to pizza. For grammar, students learn when and when not to use the definite article 'the'. The last activity is a cooperation activity where students can speak together and use their new pizza-related vocabulary terms.

Where to eat the best pizza in Rome

In this pre-intermediate ESL lesson plan, students watch a video about pizza in Rome, Italy. Your students can do discussion questions and conversation activities about pizza, Italy, and cooking, and learn some important vocabulary terms related to pizza. For grammar, students learn and do an activity on prepositions of place. The last activity is a cooperation activity where students can speak together and use their new pizza-related vocabulary terms.

The Science Behind the Impossible Burger

A burger that looks, smells, tastes, and even "bleeds" like a beef burger, but made entirely from...plants? That's impossible, right? Well - not exactly. The Impossible Burger is a trendy plant-based burger now on the market, which creates the same exact sensory experience as eating a normal burger.

Breeding the World's Hottest Pepper

A hot lesson for your students about 'Smokin' Ed Currie and his prized possession - The Carolina Reaper. This is literally the hottest pepper in the world, breaking records on the Scoville Heat Unit scale. This thing looks just downright scary. Your students are sure to get a kick out of this one.

Belgian Brewery Builds Beer Pipeline

Yes, you read it right. The medieval town of Bruges, Belgium is a popular tourist destination with great beer - beer which can now be tapped out of a two-mile long pipeline built beneath the cobbled streets of the town. Introduce your students to Xavier Vanneste, the brewery owner behind this crazy project.

Nonna's of the World: Restaurant Concept in NYC

There can be many hidden restaurant gems in NYC, and the Enoteca Maria in Staten Island is one of them. Get to know the guy behind this awesome concept who only employs grandmothers from all over the world to cook for the customers. I mean, who doesn’t love grandma’s cooking?

How to Create the Perfect Philly Cheesesteak

Teach your students the science of the Philadelphia cheesesteak using Tony Luke’s secret formula.

Supersize Me - Obesity In America (first 5 minutes)

Supersize Me is an educational documentary analyzing fast-food culture in the USA and McDonald’s immense role in this culture. Discuss this important topic with your students and compare the situation to how it is their home country. What do they think about fast-food in the USA?

Animated History of Coca-Cola

An interesting animated short video about the birth of Coca-Cola back in the last year of the 19th century. This video then goes through the early years of America’s most popular soft drink and how it’s evolved into what it is today.