Hacks for Cravings

Rob - author of the lesson plan   Rob I November 17, 2021
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 “Hacks for Cravings”

Lesson Overview

What do you crave when you have a sweet tooth? In this lesson, students will discuss how reducing cravings will lead to a healthier lifestyle. This lesson features a video that talks about seven ways to control food cravings. Students will learn and practice phrases and collocations associated with eating and living healthily 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 tips for controlling food cravings and living a healthier lifestyle

  • To learn and review phrases and collocations associated with eating and living healthily

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Dieting and weight loss will inevitably lead to cravings. Our body simply doesn’t like to be energy deficit, and it will signal to you that it wants more food. But there are ways to control these cravings. Watch this video to learn about the seven ways to control food cravings.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

craving [noun]: a strong feeling or need for something; a desire
sedentary [adjective]: that involves a lot of sitting; inactive, e.g., sedentary lifestyle
hack [noun]: a trick or a solution
conquer [verb]: to successfully deal with a difficult problem or a bad feeling
binge eating [noun]: eating a lot of food usually without controlling yourself
sip [verb]: to drink slowly by taking in small amounts of liquid at a time
inhale [verb]: to breathe in
decaf coffee [noun]: short for decaffeinated coffee; coffee without caffeine
antioxidant [noun]: a substance that inhibits oxidation, especially one used to counteract the deterioration of stored food products
nutrient [noun]: any substance that your body needs to live and grow
curb [verb]: to limit or control
suppressant [noun]: a substance, e.g., a drug, that stops one of the natural body functions
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