The Best Way

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I October 22, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
Life Choices
A1 Beginner
Phrases and Verbs + Infinitive
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Slide of an English lesson for adults discussing methods to accomplish various tasks, emphasizing phrases and verbs typically f

Lesson Overview

It’s the best of the best! In this lesson, students will discuss and describe ways to do different things. This lesson features audio of a man talking about his new business. Students will also learn and practice using phrases and verbs usually followed by an infinitive and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: This lesson emphasizes the use of phrases and verbs followed by an infinitive, such as "decide to," "plan to," and "hope to," enabling learners to discuss intentions and plans more effectively.

  • Listening: Students will improve their listening skills through an audio narrative about starting a new business, focusing on phrases and verbs followed by an infinitive.

  • Speaking: The lesson encourages role-play and discussions about starting new ventures, using targeted grammatical structures for expressing plans and intentions.

  • Vocabulary: Key terms introduced include verbs often followed by an infinitive like "decide," "plan," "hope," and vocabulary related to starting a business, enhancing communicative competence in business contexts.

  • Homework: Exercises include filling in blanks with appropriate verbs, matching sentences, and choosing correct options to reinforce understanding of the lesson's grammar focus and vocabulary.


Listen to the audio to learn about how a man starts his own business. He takes online classes, creates his own website, and hopes to open his own store soon. He will go the extra mile to accomplish his goals!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

pay raise [noun]: an increase in the amount of money you earn for doing your job
promote [verb]: to move someone to a higher or more important position or rank
organic [adjective]: relating to farming methods or food that does not contain artificial chemicals
store [noun]: any type of shop that sells items to the public
stressed [adjective]: worried and nervous
course [noun]: a series of lessons about a particular subject
cosmetics [noun]: substances that you put on your face or body to improve your looks
own [verb]: belonging to or done by a particular person
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