General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary
Present Simple
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Routines | ESL Lesson Plan and Worksheets

Lesson Description

Do old habits die hard? In this lesson, students will discuss routines and habits relating to everyday life and work. This lesson features audio describing people’s different lifestyles. Students will learn and practice the simple present tense 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 routines and habits relating to everyday life and work

  • To learn and review the simple present tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio about daily routines and habits. Some people spend most of their time at work, while others have more free time to shop, hike, and travel the world. Are you the type of person to give 100% at the office or are you an adventure-lover who can do your job from a sandy beach anywhere in the world? Each person has their preferred way of spending time and living life.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

part-time [adjective]: done for a shorter time than the usual working hours
charity [noun]: an organization providing help or money to people in need
coaching [noun]: the act of giving special work-related courses
work-life balance [noun]: the amount of time spent doing your job compared to the time spent allocated to your personal life
IT [noun]: information technology
pension [noun]: the money that you get from the government after you retire
rewarding [adjective]: giving you satisfaction; pleasing and fulfilling
monotonous [adjective]: boring because lack of change
assembly plant [noun]: a factory where parts of a machine or other structures are put together
freelancer [noun]: someone who works on different projects cooperating with different companies
CEO [noun]: Chief Executive Officer; the person with the most important position in a company
entrepreneur [noun]: someone starting or running their own business, especially one involving some risk
digital nomad [noun]: a person earning a living by working online from different places
retired [adjective]: relating to someone who is no longer working because of old age or for another reason
flirt [verb]: to behave in a way suggesting that you are interested in or attracted to someone
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