What Do You Do Happily?

General English, Speaking Lessons
Life Choices
A1 Beginner
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults discussing behaviors and activities people excel or falter in, emphasizing

Lesson Description

Would you rather be a jack-of-all-trades or a master in one skill? In this lesson, students will discuss different behaviors and activities that people are good and bad at. This lesson features audio of a person talking about their skills. Students will also learn and practice adverbs and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss different behaviors and activities that people are good and bad at

  • To learn and practice adverbs

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio about different ways that things can be done. Do you drive a car at a snail’s pace, or are you quick like a cat? Are you someone who makes decisions independently, or do you work better in a group? Some people sing like angels, and others sound like a broken record. Everyone has their preferences both at work and in their personal lives .

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

manager [noun]: someone in charge of an office, shop, team, etc.
effective [adjective]: achieving the results that you want; successful
hard-working [adjective]: tending to work with energy and commitment
creative [adjective]: relating to or involving the imagination or using original ideas, especially in an artistic way
punctual [adjective]: arriving or doing something at the correct time; not late
eco [prefix]: connected with the environment
negotiator [noun]: someone who tries to help two groups who disagree with each other to reach an agreement
team player [noun]: someone who is good at working with other people
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