Robots at Work

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I December 21, 2021
General English, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
Work, Human Resources
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Future Tenses
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
ESL Lesson Plan for an online class

Lesson Overview

Will robots take over the world? In this lesson, students will learn about robots and the role they could play in our lives in the future. This lesson features a video that discusses the involvement of automation in our daily lives and the possibility of robots taking over more of our jobs one day. Students will learn and practice the future verb tenses 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 robots and the role they could play in the workplace and our daily lives in the future

  • To learn and review the future verb tenses

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Have you ever seen a humanoid robot that looks, talks, and acts like a human? Robots have the potential to take people’s jobs, such as at the grocery store or in the theater, in the future. Watch this video to learn about a recent U.S. study that explains which jobs are at high-risk of being taken over by robots and automation in the next 20 years.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

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