Side Hustles

Business English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
Illustration depicting students discussing side hustles and practicing vocabulary related to the topic while completing engaging worksheets in an English lesson.

Lesson Description

"Do you have what it takes to moonlight?" In this lesson, students will discuss side hustles and the reasons for starting one. This lesson features a video about the advantages of having a side job. Students will learn and practice vocabulary relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss the topic of having a side hustle

  • To learn and practice new vocabulary words relating to the topic

  • To develop speaking and listening skills


Have you ever heard of the expression “winning even if you lose”? This is important advice you want to keep in mind when you are thinking about starting a side hustle. Watch this video to learn about the most valuable skill you can have that will help you in every area of your life.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

moonlight [verb]: to hold a second job in addition to a regular one
side hustle [noun]: an additional job that a person has in addition to their primary job to supplement their income; side job
skill set [noun]: a collection of skills and abilities
valuable [adjective]: worth a great deal of money or importance
debt [noun]: something, typically money, that is owed or due
calling [noun]: a strong feeling or urge toward a particular way of life or career; a mission
outlet [noun]: a means of expressing one's talents, energy, or emotions
profitable [adjective]: (of a business or activity) yielding profit or financial gain
freelancer [noun]: a person who pursues a profession without a long-term commitment to any one employer
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