What Is on Your Bucket List?

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I February 04, 2024
Category
General English, Speaking Lessons
Topic
Life Choices
Media
Video
Level
B1 Intermediate
Grammar
Indefinite Pronouns, Pronouns
Focus
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
B1-5
Lesson Time
45 minutes
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Bucket List Lesson Plan

Lesson Overview

What are you itching to check off your bucket list? In this lesson, students will discuss bucket lists and life accomplishments. This lesson features a video of a 27-year-old traveler who has visited every country in the world. Students will learn and practice indefinite pronouns 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



  • Grammar: Students will learn about indefinite pronouns like "someone," "anyone," "no one," "everyone," and their usage in various sentence structures.




  • Listening: By watching a video about a traveler who visited every country, students will enhance their listening comprehension skills, focusing on details about global travel experiences.




  • Speaking: In group discussions, students will talk about their own bucket list dreams, using the vocabulary and concepts learned to express their desires and aspirations effectively.




  • Vocabulary: Key vocabulary includes expressions like "I’m itching to try… ," "It would be amazing to… ," "I have no desire to… ," "…doesn’t appeal to me," helping students articulate their interests and disinterests.




  • Homework: The homework includes exercises like filling in the blanks with appropriate indefinite pronouns and completing sentences using vocabulary from the lesson. These tasks aim to reinforce understanding of indefinite pronouns and familiarize students with expressions related to personal goals and dreams.




Video

A bucket list is like a wish list of things you'd like to do. In this video, you will learn about a fascinating story of a 27-year-old who has visited all 193 countries in the world. Whether it is eating bugs in Uganda, partying in Gambia, playing cricket in Pakistan, or being force-fed nuts in Syria, this man has truly had many eye-opening experiences around the world. What’s on your bucket list?

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

bucket list [noun]: a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime
envious [adjective]: very jealous
willing [adjective]: ready to do something
eye-opening [adjective]: shocking, surprising, or enlightening
diversity [noun]: the state of having many different types of things or people; variety
bug [noun]: insect
host [verb]: to have guests stay in your home
randomly [adverb]: without order or pattern
appreciate [verb]: to understand how good someone or something is
bump into [phrasal verb]: to meet by chance
jot down [phrasal verb]: to write down
first-hand [adjective]: coming from the original source or personal experience
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