Three Strange Signs You Will Become Successful

General English, Speaking Lessons
B1 Intermediate
Word Formation
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Three Strange Signs You Will Be Successful | ESL Lesson Plan

Lesson Description

What’s the recipe for success? In this lesson, students will learn about success and how people define it differently. This lesson features a video discussing signs of becoming a successful person. Students will learn and practice linking words, phrasal verbs, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To learn about the signs of becoming a successful person

  • To learn and review linking words and phrasal verbs

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


In order to become successful, some people think differently or do strange things. Are you one of them? Watch this video to learn about the characteristics of successful people.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

obtain [verb]: to get something
novelty [noun]: something new or unusual
go with the flow [phrase]: to be relaxed with and accepting of a situation, rather than trying to change or control it
perhaps [adverb]: maybe
forgetfulness [noun]: the state of being forgetful
boredom [noun]: the state of feeling bored
seek [verb]: to look or search for
succeed [verb]: to achieve your goal
curious [adjective]: wanting to learn or know more about something
curiosity [noun]: a desire to learn or know more about something
against the grain [idiom]: contrary to what is normal or usual
unmotivated [adjective]: not having interest in or enthusiasm for something
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