Making Friends

Category
General English, Speaking Lessons
Topic
Relationships
Media
Video
Level
B1 Intermediate
Grammar
Adjectives, Adverbs
Focus
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
B1-9
Lesson Time
45 minutes
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Adult students in an English lesson discussing vocabulary and cultural nuances related to friendships, with definitions, exampl

Lesson Description

Are you and your friend two peas in a pod or do you have to work hard to hit it off? In this lesson, students will discuss friendship and making new connections. This lesson features a video that talks about the difficulties of making new friends. Students will learn and practice the use of “too” and “enough” with adjectives 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




Grammar: Students will explore the use of "too" and "enough" with adjectives to describe friendships and connections.



Listening: They'll listen to a video discussing the dynamics of making new friends and identifying qualities in people.



Speaking: Through discussions, students will express their thoughts on friendship, using "too" and "enough" to describe qualities in friends.



Vocabulary: Vocabulary related to friendship and making connections will be introduced and practiced.


Homework: Students will complete tasks such as completing sentences with prepositions, matching sentences to make logical statements, choosing correct answers that reflect understanding of "too" and "enough," and rewriting sentences to change their meaning while using "too" and "enough."

 





Video

Striking up friendships can be tricky. Making friends as an adult is not as easy as it was when we were young. Learn how to elevate the small talk and bond over shared interests! Here are easy steps to forge new connections.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

hit it off [phrasal verb]: start to like somebody immediately
hang out [phrasal verb]: to spend time with someone
stare at [verb]: to look at someone or something continuously and steadily
get to know [phrase]: to learn or know more about someone or something
awkward [adjective]: causing embarrassment
gross [noun]: causing disgust; awful
necessary evil [idiom]: something unpleasant that has to be done in order to achieve a goal
play it by ear [idiom]: to act spontaneously
play it cool [idiom]: to act calm, without emotion
subconsciously [adverb]: without awareness
intimidating [adjective]: having a frightening or threatening effect
strike up a friendship [idiom]: to start a relationship with someone in an informal way
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