ESL Lesson Plans

The Street Performer

Category
General English
Topic
People, Homelessness
Media
Video
Level
B1 Intermediate
Grammar
Past Simple, Past Continuous
Focus
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
B1-24
Lesson Time
45 minutes
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The Street Performer | ESL Worksheets

Lesson Description

Have you ever been strapped for cash? In this ESL lesson, students will learn about homelessness and street performers. This lesson features a video of a man who performs in a subway station just to give the money away to others in need. Students will learn and practice the past simple and past continuous tenses 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 homelessness and street performers

  • To learn and practice the use of past tenses (Simple and Continuous)

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To practice vocabulary relating to the topic


Video

Have you ever given away your hard-earned cash? Meet the street performer who gives away money. This New York City resident helps homeless people who need money for food, a bus ticket, or a pet. “Everybody has this ability to give.”

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Vocabulary and Pronunciation SHOW

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