The Voice Behind New York’s Classic Rock Radio

General English, Speaking Lessons
Habits, Entertainment
B1 Intermediate
Present Simple, Present Continuous
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students engaged in an ESL lesson about work routines, discussing daily tasks and activities in the workplace while practicing present tenses and relevant vocabulary.

Lesson Description

Just the same ol’ same ol’! In this lesson, students will discuss routines at work. This lesson features a video about the man who is the voice of New York’s classic rock radio station. Students will learn and practice the use of "present 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 routines at work

  • To learn and practice the use of "present tenses"

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To practice vocabulary relating to the topic


Meet the man who is the voice of New York’s classic rock radio. With his good tunes and great vibes, Ken is the classic rock guru to millions. Rock on, Q 104.3!

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

soothing [adjective]: having a gentle calming effect
thrive [verb]: to grow or develop well; to prosper or flourish
guru [noun]: a spiritual teacher; an influential teacher or popular expert
crappy [adjective]: of extremely poor quality
once in a while [adverb]: from time to time; occasionally
great vibes [phrase]: a slang expression used for the positive feelings given off by a person, place, or situation
further from the truth [idiom]: used to say that something is absolutely not true
airwaves [noun]: the medium of radio and television transmission—not used technically
fanboy [noun]: a male fan, especially one who is obsessive about comics, music, movies, or science fiction
soldering iron [noun]: a pointed or wedge-shaped device that is usually electrically heated and that is used for soldering
charismatic [adjective]: exercising a compelling charm which inspires devotion in others
overcome [verb]: to succeed in dealing with (a problem or difficulty)
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