Rob - author of the lesson plan   Rob I June 13, 2023
General English, Speaking Lessons
Life Choices, Hobbies
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
ESL students looking at a lesson plan titled “Bushcraft”.

Lesson Overview

A barrel of laughs! In this lesson, students will discuss the topic of free time activities and their preferred hobbies. The lesson features a video about the various aspects of bushcraft. Students will learn and practice vocabulary 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

  • Listening: Learners will watch a video about bushcraft, focusing on outdoor skills and gear enthusiasts sharing knowledge. They'll hear from individuals passionate about the outdoors, discussing their experiences and the community aspect of bushcraft events.

  • Speaking: Students will share their own experiences with free time activities, particularly focusing on hobbies like bushcraft. They'll talk about their personal interests in outdoor skills, gear, and the social interactions within these hobbies, enhancing their ability to communicate personal interests in English.

  • Vocabulary: This section introduces terms related to outdoor activities, bushcraft, and gear, such as "feather stick," "bow drill," "machete," and "carve." Learning these terms will expand students' ability to talk about outdoor hobbies and equipment.

  • Homework: The homework tasks include selecting the appropriate prepositions or phrases to complete sentences, identifying and correcting errors in sentences related to hobbies and social interactions, and determining if the pairs of sentences have similar or different meanings. These exercises aim to improve students' vocabulary, understanding of English grammar, and ability to notice subtle differences in meaning.


What outdoor skills do you have? Have you tried carving things with a machete or making a campfire? Watch this video to learn about the various aspects of bushcraft.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

bushcraft [noun]: skill at living in the bush
a barrel of laughs [idiom]: a source of fun or amusement
gear [noun]: equipment or tools that is used for a particular purpose
hit it off [phrasal verb]: be naturally friendly or well suited
hang out [phrasal verb]: to spend time relaxing or socializing
be into something [phrasal verb]: be interested in or involved with something or somebody
blog [verb]: write about (an event, situation, topic, etc.) in a blog
beekeeping [noun]: the occupation of owning and breeding bees for their honey
ballroom dance [noun]: a formal social dance for couples
one-on-one [adverb]: involving a direct encounter between one person and another
like-minded [adjective]: having similar tastes or opinions
keen on [phrasal verb]: very enthusiastic or excited about
pick up [phrasal verb]: obtain, acquire, or learn something, especially in an informal way
machete [noun]: a broad, heavy knife used as an implement or weapon, originating in Central America and the Caribbean
carve [verb]: to make something by cutting into materials like wood or stone, or to cut into the surface of stone, wood, etc.
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