Highly Intelligent People

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I December 18, 2021
General English, Speaking Lessons
Psychlogy, Intelligence
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Relative Clauses
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
ESL Lesson Plan with images

Lesson Description

Sharp as a tack! In this lesson, students will learn about the topic of intelligence and how people perceive it. This lesson features a video that discusses the five signs that correlate with being highly intelligent. Students will learn and practice defining and non-defining relative clauses 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 learn about the five signs that correlate with being highly intelligent

  • To learn and review defining and non-defining relatives clauses

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Sharp as a tack! Do you have a messy desk or like to ask a lot of questions? Watch this video to learn about the signs that might just mean you are highly intelligent.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

status quo [noun]: the current situation or the way things are now
streak [noun]: a consecutive series; tendency
nurture [verb]: to care for and encourage the growth or development of
inquisitive [adjective]: curious or inquiring
narcissist [noun]: a person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves
humble [adjective]: having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance
clutter [noun]: a collection of things lying about in an untidy mess
call it a day [phrase]: end a period of activity, especially when enough has been done
clock out [phrasal verb]: to register one's departure from work, especially by means of a time clock
immerse [verb]: to involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest
perceive [verb]: to interpret or look on (someone or something) in a particular way; regard as
swearing [noun]: the use of offensive language
Other materials you may be interested in