No Man Is an Island

General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Strong Adjectives
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
No Man Is an Island | ESL Lesson for Adults and Teens

Lesson Description

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. In this lesson, students will talk about their inner feelings and behaviors. This lesson features a video of people discussing their problems and how we need to be reminded to be kind to each other. Students will learn and practice how to use "strong adjectives" to intensify what they say 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 inner feelings and behaviors

  • To learn and review the use of "strong adjectives" to intensify what you say

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


The video puts a perspective on how we tend to jump to conclusions about other people when we see their behavior at a given moment. We all live in our own world and most people are fighting a battle we know nothing about. Let’s try to be kind to unkind people; they may need your kindness the most.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

relive [verb]: to experience something again in one's imagination or memory
cut somebody off [phrasal verb]: to suddenly move in front of another driver (in the context of driving)
annoyance [noun]: the state or feeling of being irritated
annoying [adjective]: causing irritation
annoyed [adjective]: feeling or showing angry irritation
fed up with [adjective]: tired, unhappy, bored, or not able to put up with a situation any longer
fidget [verb]: to play with something in a nervous way
pungent [adjective]: having an intense flavor or odor
hilarious [adjective]: very funny
furious [adjective]: very angry
hyper [adjective]: very active
starving [adjective]: very hungry
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