The Benefits of Habits

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I May 30, 2023
General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
American English lesson about the benefits of having good habits. Easy to follow and fun.

Lesson Overview

Out with the old and in with the new! In this lesson, students will discuss the topic of routine and habits and the importance of them in our lives. This lesson features a video about two small habits that can be life-changing. 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 adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Listening: Students will watch a video about life-changing habits, enhancing their listening comprehension skills. They will focus on understanding the significance of these habits and the impact they can have on one's life.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will expand students' vocabulary with terms and phrases related to forming and maintaining positive habits. This includes words associated with daily routines, mental and physical benefits of habits, and strategies for habit formation.

  • Speaking: Through many speaking activities, students will practice speaking about their own habits, the challenges they face in maintaining them, and the benefits they perceive. They'll also discuss strategies for developing new, positive habits.

  • Homework: Tasks will reinforce the lesson's themes by asking students to fill in blanks with verbs that describe actions related to habit formation, choose correct answers in multiple-choice questions about the benefits of habits, and correct mistakes in sentences related to habits. This will help solidify their understanding of the vocabulary and concepts introduced in the lesson.


Do you easily forget things? What are you grateful for? Watch this video to learn about two simple habits that could be life-changing.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

out with the old and in with the new [idiom]: leave old things or old ideas behind and start fresh with new things or ideas
routine [noun]: a sequence of actions regularly followed
habit [noun]: a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up
waste [verb]: use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
mental [adjective]: relating to the mind or brain
physical [adjective]: relating to the body as opposed to the mind
cope with [phrasal verb]: to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties
stick to [phrasal verb]: continue doing something without changing
boost [verb]: help or encourage (something) to increase or improve
store [verb]: keep or accumulate (something) for future use
foster [verb]: encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable)
shift [verb]: to change or move
overwhelmed [adjective]: completely overcome in mind or feeling
inspire [verb]: fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative
in a timely fashion [adverb phrase]: to be done in the time needed or required
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