ESL Lesson Plans

Extreme Minimalist

General English
Life Choices
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Countable Nouns, Unountable Nouns, Plural Nouns
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Extreme Minimalist | ESL Lesson Plan

Lesson Description

Less is more! In this ESL lesson, students will learn about minimalism and living only with the basic necessities. This lesson features a video of a man who got rid of almost everything he owns and lives with just 47 items. Students will learn and practice countable and uncountable nouns and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and fun tasks that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To learn about minimalism and only living with the basic necessities

  • To learn and review countable and uncountable nouns

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


How many possessions do you own? Would you ever consider living out of a backpack? Watch this video about an extreme minimalist who is currently living and traveling with only 47 possessions. Over the past 10 years, he has transformed his life by downsizing all of his stuff and getting rid of his bank account, his car, and many other things in order to live the way he feels is serving his purpose.

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