Travel Nanny

Theresa - author of the lesson   Theresa I September 21, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
Travel, Work
B1 Intermediate
Future Simple, Be Going To
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students engaged in an ESL lesson about various vacation types, discussing holiday options and travel plans while learning and practicing the future simple tense and "be going to."

Lesson Overview

Have you ever felt the feeling of wanderlust? In this lesson, students will discuss traveling, different types of vacations, and their plans. This lesson features a video of a married couple who is looking for a nanny to fly around the world and travel with them. Students will learn and practice the future simple tense and “be going to”. They will also discuss phrases used to present advantages and disadvantages and vocabulary related to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Learners will review the future simple tense and "be going to" for expressing future plans, decisions, and intentions. The distinction between spontaneous decisions (future simple) and planned actions ("be going to") will be emphasized through examples and exercises.

  • Listening: Through a video about a family seeking a travel nanny, students will practice understanding details about travel plans, job responsibilities, and qualifications. They will identify key points and specific information regarding the family's itinerary and the nanny's expected duties.

  • Speaking: Students will discuss their opinions on traveling and working as a travel nanny, including the advantages and disadvantages of such a lifestyle. They will use the future simple tense and "be going to" to talk about hypothetical travel plans and job opportunities.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson introduces vocabulary related to travel, jobs, and family life, such as "itinerary," "homeschooling," "lodgings," and "accreditation." Students will learn to use these terms in context, discussing travel experiences and job descriptions.

  • Homework: Assignments include creating a travel plan using "be going to" and the future simple tense, writing a job advertisement for a unique travel-related position, and discussing the pros and cons of taking a gap year or working abroad. Exercises will reinforce grammar, vocabulary, and the ability to express future intentions and plans.


Did you catch the travel bug? The US, Spain, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, and more! Have you ever wanted to go to countries in Asia or Scandinavia? Watch as this family flies around the world with their future travel nanny!

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

homeschooling [noun]: the education of children at home by their parents
lodging [noun]: a place in which someone lives or stays temporarily
stroller [noun]: a chair on wheels in which a baby or young child can be pushed along
itinerary [noun]: a planned route or journey
set in stone [noun phrase]: permanent or not able to be changed
head somewhere [verb]: to start to go somewhere or in a particular direction
pitch in [phrasal verb]: to willingly join in in order to help with a task or activity
it’s not rocket science [idiom]: an expression that means it is not difficult to do or understand something
preschooler [noun]: a student that attends preschool; a child who is not old enough to go to school
handy [adjective]: convenient to handle or use; useful
consistency [adverb]: in every case or on every occasion
accreditation [noun]: an acknowledgment of a person's responsibility for or achievement of something
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