General English, Speaking Lessons
Home, Needs
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
Students engaged in a lesson discussing decluttering and hoarding habits, with a video on spring cleaning and decluttering at home as part of the American English lesson.

Lesson Description

Less is more! In this lesson, students will discuss decluttering and their hoarding habits. This lesson features a video about spring cleaning and decluttering at home. 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

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To discuss decluttering at home

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


Are you a hoarder? Do you enjoy spring cleaning? Watch this video to learn about some tips for decluttering your home.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

less is more [idiom]: used to express the view that a smaller quantity could be of higher quality
declutter [verb]: remove unnecessary items from (an untidy or overcrowded place)
hoarder [noun]: a person who collects, saves, and keeps many things
compulsive hoarding [noun]: where someone acquires an excessive number of items and stores them in a chaotic manner, usually resulting in unmanageable amounts of clutter
clutter [noun]: a collection of things lying about in an untidy state
junk mail [noun]: unwanted or unsolicited advertising or promotional material received through the post or sent as email
expired [adjective]: having passed its expiration date; no longer good for consumption
cosmetics [noun]: make-up or beauty products
junk drawer [noun]: a drawer designated for the storage of various miscellaneous, small, occasionally useful items of little value
modern [adjective]: relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past; contemporary or current
old-fashioned [adjective]: in or according to styles or types no longer current; not modern
minimalist [noun]: a person who strives to only use things that they really need and serve a purpose
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