Are You a Multitasker?

Business English, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
Health, Work
B2 Upper-Intermediate, C1 Advanced
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
First page for the ESL Lesson Plan about multitasking

Lesson Description

Are you juggling too many things right now? In this lesson, students will discuss multitasking and mindfulness at work. This lesson features a video that lists ways to be mindful in the workplace. Students will learn and practice vocabulary and idioms relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To discuss the topic of multitasking and mindfulness at work

  • To learn and practice new vocabulary words relating to the topic


Are you a multitasker? Have you ever wondered how to feel less stressed at work? Watch this video to learn various tips to be more mindful in the workplace.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

juggle [verb]: to handle or deal with usually several things (such as obligations) at one time so as to satisfy often competing requirements
multitasking [noun]: the performance of multiple tasks at one time
mindfulness [noun]: the practice of maintaining complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis
of two minds [idiom]: not decided or certain about something; having two opinions or ideas about something
bear in mind [idiom]: remember a fact or circumstance and take it into account
slip someone’s mind [idiom]: to not be remembered by someone
cross someone’s mind [idiom]: to come into someone's mind; to be thought of by someone
turn of mind [noun phrase]: a way of thinking
go blank [idiom]: to be unable to recall or think of something
take one’s mind off [idiom]: stop thinking about
take a load/weight off someone’s mind [idiom]: to make someone stop worrying about something
pragmatic [adjective]: practical or realistic
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