Replacing Bad Habits

Rob - author of the lesson plan   Rob I November 09, 2021
General English, Speaking Lessons
C1 Advanced
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
ESL lesson plan for an online class for adults titled “Replacing Bad Habits”

Lesson Overview

Do old habits die hard? In this lesson, students will discuss unhealthy habits. This lesson features a video that describes simple, yet profound tactics a company can implement to promote healthier eating habits in the workplace. Students will learn and practice phrases for giving advice 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 unhealthy habits and ways to promote healthier eating habits in the workplace

  • To learn and review phrases for giving advice

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Do you have a “no donuts policy” or a wellness program at work? What can a company do to promote healthier eating habits? Watch this video and discover simple but profound tactics that might help to encourage a healthy work culture.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

wholesome [adjective]: promoting the health of the body
whole wheat [adjective]: made entirely of ground wheat kernels
wellness program [noun]: a program intended to improve and promote health and fitness that's usually offered through the workplace
implement [verb]: to put something such as a plan or system into operation
monetary [adjective]: relating to or consisting of money, e.g., monetary prize, monetary policy
nutritional [adjective]: relating to nutrition or containing a food substance that is good for your body
dietary [adjective]: relating to your diet
phase something out [phrasal verb]: to remove or stop using something gradually or in stages
go about something [phrasal verb]: to begin to do something or deal with something
kick the habit [idiom]: to give up something harmful that you have been doing for a long time
creature of habit [idiom]: someone who always follows an unchanging routine and wants to do the same things in the same way
old habits die hard [idiom]: used to say that something is difficult to stop because you’ve been doing it for a while
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