Engagement Photos

General English, Speaking Lessons
C1 Advanced
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
ESL lesson plan for an online class titled “Engagement Photos".

Lesson Description

Every picture tells a story! In this lesson, students will discuss new trends associated with engagement photos since the start of the internet era. This lesson features a video of the strange themes people choose for their engagement photos, such as famous movies, monsters, time travel, food, and couple’s differences or history. Students will learn and practice “get” phrases and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss new trends associated with engagement photos since the start of the internet era

  • To learn and review “get” phrases

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


What do you envision when you think of an engagement moment? Perhaps you see a romantic dinner or a walk on the beach, but believe it or not, some people see it differently. Zombies, Star Trek, and Twinkies! Watch this video to learn about some of the crazy themes couples come up with in their engagement photos.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

over-the-top [adjective]: exaggerated and excessive
go all out [idiom]: to put all your enthusiasm or energy into what you are doing
photoshoot [noun]: an occasion arranged for photographers to take pictures of someone or something
lurch [verb]: to move irregularly, making sudden forward or side movements
snap [noun]: a picture or photo
viral [adjective]: spreading or becoming popular very quickly, especially on the internet
showcase [verb]: to show the best sides, parts, or qualities of something
eye-catching [adjective]: very attractive or easily noticeable
incorporate [verb]: to include something within something else
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