ESL Lesson Plans

Pandemics in Movies

Category
General English
Topic
Health
Media
Video
Level
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Grammar
Second Conditional, Third Conditional
Focus
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
B2-18
Lesson Time
45 minutes
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Pandemics in Movies | ESL Lesson Plan

Lesson Description

Have you ever been as sick as a dog? In this ESL lesson, students will discuss health regarding outbreaks, diseases, and global pandemics. This lesson features a video of a specialist from the CDC who breaks down clips from movies and TV about pandemics. Students will learn and practice the second and third conditional and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives


  • To discuss health regarding pandemics, diseases, and outbreaks

  • To learn and review the second and third conditional

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Video

Have you ever wondered what an expert thinks about movies like Outbreak or Contagion? Is it true and realistic or all for show? Watch this video to hear from an ecologist from the CDC who specializes in infectious diseases.

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Vocabulary and Pronunciation SHOW

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