Growing Up

Rob - author of the lesson plan   Rob I August 30, 2020
General English, Speaking Lessons
Life Stages
C1 Advanced
Gerunds, Infinitives
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Growing Up | ESL Lesson Plan for Advanced Learners

Lesson Overview

It’s time to start a new chapter! In this lesson, students will learn about the difficulties associated with the transition from college to working a full-time job. This lesson features a story that discusses various things you have to learn and the responsibilities you have to take on when growing up. Students will learn and practice gerunds, infinitives, 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 difficulties associated with the transition from leaving college to entering the workforce

  • To learn and review gerunds and infinitives

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic

Growing Up

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

get into a rut [idiom]: to be in a mundane routine with little change
pursue [verb]: to follow or chase someone or something
workforce [noun]: the total number of people who are available for work
take up [phrasal verb]: to start doing a new hobby or to pursue a new interest
self-reliant [adjective]: not needing help from other people
gainfully [adverb]: in a way that earns money for the useful work that you do
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