How Creative Are You?

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I November 28, 2023
General English
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
American English lesson plan about creativity

Lesson Overview

Find your creative spark! In this lesson, students will discuss creativity in their professional and personal lives. This lesson features a video about what “creative” means and how it shapes our world in significant ways. Students will learn and practice vocabulary relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging speaking activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Listening: Students will listen to a discussion about how creativity influences our lives. This activity emphasizes understanding creativity and exploring innovative thinking in various ways.

  • Speaking: Participants will engage in conversations about the role of creativity in both professional and personal spheres. They will share insights and examples of creativity in their own lives, enhancing their ability to articulate thoughts in English.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson expands vocabulary with terms related to creativity, innovation, and artistic expression. Terms like "innovative," "curator," and "empower" will be introduced, improving students' descriptive language skills.

  • Homework: Tasks will encourage students to apply creative thinking in everyday situations and reflect on creativity's influence in their lives. They'll practice English by writing about a creative project they admire or outlining how they can bring more creativity into their daily routines, focusing on using new vocabulary and expressing complex ideas.


What do you think when you hear the word “creative”? Watch this video to learn how creativity shapes our world in significant ways. Get your creative juices flowing!

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

spark [noun]: a bit of a specified quality or intense feeling
creativity [noun]: the use of the imagination or original ideas
creative [adjective]: relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas
innovative [adjective]: (of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original
mindset [noun]: the established set of attitudes held by someone
imagination [noun]: the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful
essential [adjective]: absolutely necessary; extremely important
mash up [phrasal verb]: mix or combine two or more different things
solution [noun]: a means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation
enhance [verb]: intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of
explore [verb]: inquire into or discuss (a subject or issue) in detail
empower [verb]: make (someone) stronger and more confident
unique [adjective]: being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else
tweak [verb]: improve (something) by making small adjustments to it
encourage [verb]: help or stimulate (an activity, state, or view) to develop; give support and advice to (someone) so that they will do or continue to do something
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