ESL Lesson Plans

New York City Travel Guide

General English
B1 Intermediate
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
New York City Travel Guide | ESL Lesson Plan

Lesson Description

Have you traveled to the Big Apple? In this lesson, students will discuss travel and their favorite cities. This lesson features a video that provides a guide to the famous New York City. Students will learn and practice adjectives, the use of “so” and “such”, 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 travel and favorite cities

  • To learn and review adjectives and the use of “so” and “such”

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Watch the video about one of the most famous cities in the world. New York City is sitting at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists and is always ready to impress. You can not only visit attractions like the Empire State Building and Times Square, but you can also experience the culture and influence of people all over the world.

Video Transcript SHOW

Vocabulary and Pronunciation HIDE

skyscraper [noun]: a very tall modern building
civic [adjective]: relating to a city or a citizen
melting pot [noun]: a metaphor for a place where many different cultures blend together as one
shopping spree [noun]: a short period of time in which someone buys a lot of things
endearing [adjective]: causing feelings of affection or admiration
dizzying [adjective]: making you feel confused or amazed
newcomer [noun]: a person who has recently arrived in a place
borough [noun]: a town or district which is an administrative unit (e.g., New York has five boroughs.)
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