Workplace Wellness

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I February 20, 2022
Business English, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
Health, Work, Human Resources
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 Overview

Are you fit as a fiddle or out of shape? In this lesson, students will explore how important it is for employees to feel good and be happy at work. They'll watch a video showing some smart ways companies can help their workers feel better. There will be plenty of enjoyable discussions and interactive activities, where students will learn new words about this topic. This resource is made for both adults and teenagers, so everyone can join in and learn!

Lesson Objectives

  • Listening: Students will improve their listening skills by watching a video about workplace wellness. They'll focus on understanding practical solutions for creating a healthier work environment, such as using treadmill desks and encouraging movement.

  • Speaking: Learners will engage in discussions about employee well-being in the workplace. They will share opinions on various wellness strategies mentioned in the video and reflect on their own experiences or ideas related to workplace wellness.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson will introduce students to new words and phrases related to workplace wellness. They will learn terms such as "ergonomic", "flextime", and "well-being", enhancing their ability to discuss health and wellness topics in English.

  • Homework: Students will complete specific exercises to reinforce their understanding of the vocabulary and concepts from the lesson. They will correct mistakes in underlined phrases, choose the correct answers in multiple-choice questions, and fill in blanks with appropriate words. These activities are designed to solidify their grasp of terms and ideas related to workplace wellness, enhancing their language skills in this context.


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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