Sleep Benefits

Tom  - author of the lesson plan   Tom | June 06, 2023
General English, Speaking Lessons
B2 Upper-Intermediate, C1 Advanced
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
Sleep Benefits | American English lesson plan for online speaking activies

Lesson Overview

You need some beauty sleep! In this lesson, students will discuss sleep and sleeping habits. The lesson features a video about the benefits of getting enough rest. Students will learn and practice vocabulary and idioms relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To discuss the topic of sleep and sleeping habits

  • To learn and use new vocabulary in practice


Are you getting enough sleep? Or are you too busy with work and family? Watch this video to learn about the benefits of getting enough rest.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

sleep tight [idiom]: sleep well (said to someone when parting from them at night)
beauty sleep [noun]: sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and healthy
early bird [noun]: a person who rises, arrives, or acts before the usual or expected time
night owl [noun]: a person who is habitually active or wakeful at night
light sleeper [noun]: a person who wakes up easily to noise and other disruptions
heavy sleeper [noun]: a person who can sleep through noise and other disruptions
sleep in [phrasal verb]: to sleep until later in the morning than you usually do
fall asleep [idiom]: to begin sleeping
[b]a tall order[noun]: an unreasonable or difficult demand
let sleeping dogs lie [idiom]: avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems but may well do so as a result of such interference
tossing and turning [idiom]: to move about and turn over in bed because one is unable to sleep
sleeping like a log [idiom]: sleep very soundly without meaning
hit the sack [idiom]: go to bed
ready to drop [idiom]: to be very tired
chronic sleep debt [noun]: a kind of sleep deprivation caused by years of insufficient sleep that's never paid back
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