Will Smith Dates a Robot

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I September 20, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
Technology, Future
B1 Intermediate
Future Simple, Future Continuous
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Students engaged in an ESL lesson about the role of robots in our lives, discussing their impact and applications while learning and practicing the future simple and future continuous tenses.

Lesson Overview

Do you think robots will take over the world in the future? In this lesson, students will discuss the role of robots in our lives now and how they might influence our lives in the future. This lesson features a video of Will Smith going on a date with Sophie, a robot. Students will learn and practice the future simple and future continuous 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

  • Grammar: Students will focus on the future simple and future continuous tenses to discuss potential technological advancements and the role of robots.

  • Listening: They'll listen to a humorous interaction between Will Smith and a robot, observing future tense usage in speculative contexts.

  • Speaking: Discussions will explore personal views on robotics in daily life and future implications, using future tenses.

  • Vocabulary: Key terms related to robotics, future predictions, and technology will be introduced and practiced.

  • Homework: Tasks include deciding if pairs of sentences have similar or different meanings, completing sentences with one word, using verbs from a box in a future context, and writing affirmative and negative sentences about future events.


Would you go on a date with a robot? This video shows Will Smith having a glass of wine with Sophie, a robot. Do you think robots like jokes, music, and movies? Find out and see!

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

humidity [noun]: a moderate degree of wetness especially in the atmosphere
carbon fiber [noun]: a material consisting of thin, strong filaments of carbon, used as a strengthening material, especially in ceramics
hang out [verb]: to spend time relaxing or socializing informally
portray [verb]: to describe or depict (someone or something) in a particular way, especially in relation to art
irrational [adjective]: not logical or reasonable
literally [adverb]: in a literal or real sense or manner
silicone [noun]: any of various polymeric organic silicon compounds obtained as oils, greases, or plastics
The Cayman Islands [noun]: a self-governing British overseas territory in the western Caribbean Sea
getting to know [idiom]: becoming acquainted with
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