Workplace Wellness

Business English, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
Health, Work
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
Students engaged in a lesson about employee well-being, discussing the content of a video featuring solutions that can be implemented in organizations.

Lesson Description

Are you fit as a fiddle or out of shape? In this ESL lesson, students will discuss the topic of employee well-being in the workplace. This lesson features a video of some practical solutions that may be implemented in an organization. Students will learn and practice vocabulary relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To discuss the topic of employee well-being

  • To learn and practice new vocabulary words relating to the topic


Happiness is the highest form of health.” What could your company do to make your workplace environment healthier? Watch this video to learn about some practical solutions that can be aimplemented in an organization to improve employee well-being.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

fit as a fiddle [idiom]: in very good physical health; very healthy or strong
out of shape [idiom]: (of a person) in poor physical condition; unfit
get back on your feet [idiom]: to be healthy again after a period of illness
ergonomic [adjective]: relating to or designed for efficiency and comfort in the working environment
flextime [noun]: a system of working a set number of hours with the starting and finishing times chosen within agreed limits by the employee
eye strain [noun]: fatigue of the eyes, such as that caused by reading or looking at a computer screen for too long
subsidized [adjective]: (of an organization or activity) supported financially
treadmill desk [noun]: a computer desk that is adapted so that the user walks on a treadmill while performing office tasks
nutrition [noun]: the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth
clock in / clock out [phrasal verb]: register one's arrival and departure at work, especially by means of a time clock
implement [verb]: put (a decision, plan, agreement, etc.) into effect
in two minds [idiom]: not decided or certain about something; having two opinions or ideas about something
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