Millennial Money

General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Compound Adjectives
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Millennial Money | ESL Lesson for Adults and Teens

Lesson Description

A penny saved is a penny earned! In this lesson, students will discuss the topic of money and being rich. This lesson features a video that describes the life of a young millionaire. Students will learn and practice compound adjectives, numbers, 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 the topic of money and being rich

  • To learn and review compound adjectives and numbers

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


The video is about a young millionaire, Graham Stephan, who makes $1.6 million a year. Graham can afford to buy nearly anything he wants. Still, the YouTube star and real estate investor is careful with his cash. No coffee or designer clothes. Why?

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

mortgage [noun]: money that you borrow from a bank to buy a house or apartment
expense [noun]: cost of something or money spent on something
shrewd [adjective]: clever, sharp
conscious [adjective]: aware of something
once in a while [expression]: from time to time; occasionally
ridiculous [adjective]: foolish, silly, or unreasonable
stock up on [phrasal verb]: to gather or obtain a large supply of something for later use
designer clothes [noun] expensive, luxury clothes with the label of a well-known fashion designer
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