Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I December 03, 2021
General English, Speaking Lessons
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students engaged in a lively discussion about phone usage and the JOMO trend, while practicing the use of adverbs in their English online class.

Lesson Description

Don’t blow up my phone! In this lesson, students will learn about phone usage and a trend known as JOMO. This lesson features a video that discusses social media and the benefits of turning your phone off. Students will learn and practice the use of adverbs and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes discussion activities and worksheets developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Discuss phone usage and a trend known as JOMO

  • Learn and review the use of adverbs

  • Develop speaking and listening skills

  • Learn and use vocabulary relating to the topic


Have you ever felt like turning off your phone and not doing anything social? Do you ever feel happy or excited to stay home and watch TV rather than go to a party with your friends? That’s JOMO! In this video, you will hear new expressions to describe that feeling.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

FOMO [noun]: fear of missing out; a feeling that you may miss something exciting, like events that other people are attending, usually caused by things you see on social media
JOMO [noun]: the joy of missing out; feeling of relief when something you were supposed to be a part of is canceled
turn something on its head [idiom]: to make something be the opposite of what it was before
immerse [verb]: to become totally involved in something
get ahead of something [idiom]: do something in advance, earlier than necessary or expected
chained [adjective]: If you are chained to something, you cannot free yourself from it
put limits on something [phrase]: reduce something, decrease the amount of something
freak out [phrasal verb]: to get or make someone to get extremely emotional
off the hook [idiom]: if you are off the hook you are free and released from a duty
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