TEDTalks Lesson Plans

Here you can find ESL lesson plans and worksheets based on TED Talks.

TED talks ESL

TEDtalk Video ESL Lesson Plan: What Makes Something Go Viral

This TedTalk ESL video lesson is based on a talk by Dao Nguyen. In this video she is talking about how media spreads online and the technology and data that publishers can use to understand why.

TED talks ESL

TED Talk ESL Video Lesson Plan: How To Grow New Brain Cells

This TedTalk ESL video lesson is based on a  talk by Sandrine Thuret. In her talk she is asking two questions:

  1. How can we help our healthy brains create new nerve cells throughout our lives, through diet and behavior changes?
  2. How can we study the effects of diseases such as depression and Alzheimer’s on our brains’ ability to grow?
Other video resources:

Online ESL Video Lesson : Can Sci-fi Predict the Future?

ESL Video Lesson Based on Netflix Docuseries “The Mind, Explained”

ESL Video Lesson Plan: Stand Up Comedy With Shayne Smith And The Prisoner of Azkaban

Halloween ESL Video Lesson: Simone Giertz Made a Soup Robot

Food and Travel ESL Lesson: Interactive Online Lesson

Speaking resources:

Conversation Questions Gerunds and Infinitives: ESL Speaking Activity

ESL Exam Speaking Picture Description and Questions

Unfinished Sentences ESL Speaking Activity

ESL Conversation Topics: 12 Mini Presentations

Conversation Questions: Present Perfect and Past Simple


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