Is Beauty Culture Hurting Us?

General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Have/Get Something Done, Rreflexive Pronouns
Grammar, Speaking
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Is Beauty Culture Hurting Us? | Easy English Lesson Plan

Lesson Description

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. In this lesson, students will discuss beauty standards and the societal pressures that are linked to them. This lesson features a video that discusses beauty culture and routines. Students will learn and practice reflexive pronouns, the expression “Have/Get something done”, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss beauty standards and societal pressures

  • To learn and review reflexive pronouns and the expression “have/get something done”

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


This video is about the impact that beauty culture has on our society. Some women feel the need to use different cosmetics or pay for beauty treatments in order to fit with what they are “supposed to look like”. Do you feel more beautiful when you upload enhanced photos of yourself on social media or do you feel trapped?

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

insufficient [adjective]: not enough
flawless [adjective]: perfect, having no defects
maintenance [ noun] : keeping something in good condition
concealer [noun] : a cosmetic used to cover spots or marks on the skin
trapped [adjective] : feeling of being in a situation you cannot escape from
pressure [noun]: the use of force to make someone do something
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