Welcome to ESL Pineapple

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ABOUT ESL PINEAPPLE

My name is Monika and I am an English teacher. I have been teaching English for ten years now. Teaching English is not just what I do for a living. It has become one of my hobbies too.

ENGLISH LESSONS PLANS

Here you can find one hour long lessons catering for three different levels: A2, B1 and B2. There is a variety of topics which fall under two categories: general English and business English.

TEACHING APPROACH

My favourite approach to teaching is based on videos and discussion. I must say that I am also slightly  obsessed with idioms. I have created ESL Pineapple to share what I like to do in my classroom.

English lessons plans

for teachers & students

A duck and ten horses

A duck and ten horses

Duration 1h | Level: B1-B2 | Theme: General Free

Would you rather fight a horse-sized duck or ten duck-sized horses? This lesson is based on a topic of multitasking. It includes two great videos and vocabulary practice. Students will also revise countable and uncountable nouns.

Making decisions

Making decisions

Duration 1h | Level: B1-B2 | Theme: General Free

This lesson plan is based on two short videos about decision making. Should we always make a list of pros and cons before making a decision? Is it better to flip a coin sometimes?

Work-life balance

Work-life balance

Duration 1h | Level: B1-B2 | Theme: Business

This lesson is based on a video about work culture in Japan. It is designed for B2 level students but might work quite well with B1 too. Did you know that some Japanese people work 80 hours of overtime every month? Have you ever heard the term ‘karoshi’?

No Regrets

No Regrets

Duration 1h | Level: B2 | Theme: General

This lesson plan is based on a TED talk called ‘Could a Tattoo Help You Stay Healthy?’. We often associate tattoos with body art but what if they could protect you form getting skin cancer?

Sneaky ways to make us buy more

Sneaky ways to make us buy more

Duration 1h | Level: B2 | Theme: GeneralFree

This lesson plan is based on a video about Amazon and its ways to make you buy more. Do your students know what ‘paying through the nose’ means? They will after this lesson. It also includes some other awesome idioms related to shops and shopping.

Let’s talk money

Let’s talk money

Duration 1h | Level: B2 | Theme: Business

This lesson is based on a video about cashmere. Did you know that a good quality cashmere jumper can cost you over 500 dollars? Why is cashmere so expensive and where does it come form? The lesson also includes money idioms. What does it mean if someone offers you to go Dutch?