Sober Curious Movement

General English, Speaking Lessons
Life Choices
B1 Intermediate
Verb Patterns
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students engaged in an English lesson about global drinking cultures, discussing traditions and practices while learning the use of gerunds and infinitives.

Lesson Description

Have you ever participated in global movements such as “Meatless Mondays” or “Drynuary”? In this lesson, students will learn about drinking culture and the reasons for being sober. This lesson features a video about a new millennial trend of decreasing alcohol consumption. Students will learn and practice the use of "gerunds and infinitives" 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 the topic of drinking culture and being sober

  • To learn and practice the use of "gerunds and infinitives"

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To practice vocabulary relating to the topic


Shake, stir, and garnish. It looks like a cocktail, it’s priced like a cocktail, but it’s not a cocktail! This video discusses the new millennial trend of decreasing alcohol consumption and being sober. Have you ever tried a non-alcoholic beverage? The Sober Curious Movement might just be here to stay.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

mindset [noun]: a mental attitude or fixed state of mind
Dryuary [noun]: Dry January; a period of time during the month of January when people abstain from drinking alcohol
beverage [noun]: a drinkable liquid
booze [noun]: an alcoholic or intoxicating drink
sobriety [noun]: the quality or state of being sober or free of alcohol
vie for [verb]: to compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something
cater to [idiom]: to provide what is wanted or needed by (someone or something)
take time off [verb]: to not work for a period of time because of illness, vacation, etc.
come up with [phrasal verb]: to produce especially in dealing with a problem or challenge
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