The Felt Supermarket

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I November 17, 2021
General English, Speaking Lessons
C1 Advanced
Prepositions, Dependent Prepositions
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
ESL lesson plan for an online class titled “The Felt Supermarket”.

Lesson Overview

How state of the art! In this lesson, students will discuss the topic of modern art. This lesson features a video of a British artist who created tens of thousands of everyday products made out of felt and presents them in a pop-up supermarket in Los Angeles. Students will learn and practice dependent prepositions 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

  • Grammar: Students will focus on learning and using dependent prepositions effectively. They will practice how to correctly pair verbs, adjectives, and nouns with their corresponding prepositions in the context of discussing art.

  • Listening: Students will listen to a video detailing the creative process of Lucy Sparrow, who uses felt to recreate everyday items. They will practice understanding specific details and the main ideas presented about modern art installations.

  • Speaking: Students will engage in discussions and debates about the nature of modern art and its impact. They will express their opinions on whether everyday objects recreated in artistic mediums like felt can be considered true art.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce vocabulary associated with art and creativity, such as "hand-sewn," "nostalgic," and "art installation." Students will learn how to use these terms while discussing artistic concepts and their personal experiences with art.

  • Cultural Awareness: Students will explore how different cultures perceive and value modern art. Discussions will include the acceptance and reception of unconventional art forms in various societies.

  • Homework: Students will complete tasks such as unscrambling words, filling in blanks with the correct dependent prepositions, and matching sentences with vocabulary terms. These exercises will help reinforce their understanding of the vocabulary and concepts related to modern art discussed during the lesson.


Have you ever bought handsewn groceries? Do you miss the familiar comforts of home? Watch this video about a British artist who has created tens of thousands of everyday products and food out of felt, presented in a pop-up supermarket in Los Angeles.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

felt [noun]: a thick, soft cloth made from a pressed wool mass
brainchild [noun]: something originally invented by someone; an original idea
evoke [verb]: to cause someone to feel an emotion
hands-on [adjective]: involving direct involvement or active participation
up for grabs [idiom]: available and ready to be taken or bought
inclusive [adjective]: for many different types of people
frenzy [noun]: excited and uncontrollable behavior, sometimes might be violent
bodega [noun]: a small store selling food and other household items, especially in a Spanish-speaking community
Big Apple [noun]: nickname for New York City
exhibit [noun]: a collection of things shown publicly for people to enjoy
hark back to something [phrasal verb]: to return or remember something from the past
Lucky Charms [noun]: a brand of cereal
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