Author of the Lesson   Theresa I February 07, 2024
General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Modals, Phrases
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Regifting | Speaking Lesson

Lesson Overview

Would you rather receive a meaningful gift or a funny gag gift? In this lesson, students will discuss the topic of regifting. This lesson features a video of women from a news station talking about when and how to regift things. Students will learn and practice modals of advice and vocabulary relating to this topic.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will focus on using modals of advice such as "should," "ought to," and "had better" to discuss appropriate and inappropriate scenarios for regifting. They will learn how to give suggestions and advice effectively in various contexts.

  • Listening: They will listen to a discussion about regifting, focusing on understanding opinions and advice related to the topic.

  • Speaking: Participants will engage in conversations about regifting, expressing their views and using modals of advice to suggest when and how it might be appropriate to regift items.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce and practice vocabulary related to gifting, such as "thoughtful," "generous," "practical," and phrases like "give it to somebody else," enhancing their ability to discuss the topic of gifts and regifting.

  • Homework: For homework, students will complete tasks related to giving advice using modals, describing items they might regift, and discussing the etiquette of regifting. They will also reflect on their own experiences and opinions regarding regifting, applying the grammar and vocabulary learned in class.


Is it ever OK to regift a present that someone gave you? Wine, candles, books. Watch this video regarding regifting to learn about the dos and don’ts for the holidays or for your friend’s next birthday!

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

crappy [adjective]: of extremely poor quality (vulgar slang)
regift [verb]: to give an unwanted gift to somebody else
cheapskate [noun]: a stingy person
stingy [adjective]: unwilling to give or spend; ungenerous
pawn off [phrasal verb]: to get rid of something unwanted by passing it on to another person
junk [noun]: unwanted things, of little value
tacky [adjective]: something of cheap quality or showing poor taste
a tag [noun]: a small piece of card or cloth which is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price
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