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Everyday life

A series of resources all about everyday life events such as going shopping, applying for jobs and meeting people. Each lesson plan contains printable worksheets and teacher’s notes to guide you through the lesson.

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    Everyday life: In the kitchen

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, students do a class survey about breakfast and write a recipe.

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    Everyday life: Food

    Level: Elementary Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, students learn about countable and uncountable nouns, learn about different types of food and prepare a food diary. 

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    Everyday life: Superstitions

    Author: Pete Clements Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, available at two levels, students will discuss and read about superstitions. 

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    Everyday life: Star signs

    Author: Pete Clements Level: Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, offered at two levels, students will discuss personality traits in the context of star signs.

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    Everyday life: What kind of parent ...?

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, students will do a questionnaire to find out what kind of parent they are or would be.

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    Everyday life: Housework

    Level: Elementary, Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, students talk about household chores and match household appliances and pictures.

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    Everyday life: Online shops

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, students discuss online shopping and create shopping lists.

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    Everyday life: Lucky numbers and directions

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, students read about Feng Shui and discover their lucky Kua numbers.

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    Everyday life: Feng Shui at home

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Print material

    In this lesson, students describe their bedrooms and read about Feng Shui.

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    Everyday life: Melting pot

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students categorize words about food and read an article about obesity.

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    Everyday life: Create a shopping mall

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students design a shopping mall, design a shop and go shopping.

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    Everyday life: Shopping questionnaire

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students do a shopping questionnaire.

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    Everyday life: Sleeping habits

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students match sleep words with their meanings.

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    Everyday life: Good neighbours

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students learn complaining expressions and responses and role-play complaining to neighbours.

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    Everyday life: The bedroom

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students talk about their bedroom and learn vocabulary for bedroom items.

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    Everyday life: More money

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students complete money expressions and match money quotes. 

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    Everyday life: Talking shop

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students do activities related to shops and shopping. 

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    Everyday life: Getting a job

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students do activities related to getting a job and practice job interviews.

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    Everyday life: Spring is in the air

    Level: Upper intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students read about allergies and complete a vocabulary matching exercise.

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    Everyday life: Night and day

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students will do a questionnaire about sleeping and read about sleep.

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    Everyday life: Sale!

    Level: Elementary Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students learn some useful everyday vocabulary and guess the prices of some objects.

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    Everyday life: Job application

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students will complete a job application form and do a job interview.

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    Everyday life: You are what you eat

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students talk about which foods are healthy and which are unhealthy, and answer a food questionnaire.

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    Everyday life: Meet the family

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students discuss different things about their parents and family.

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    Everyday life: Common cold

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students discuss how to fight a cold, and read a fact file about the common cold.

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    Everyday life: Neighbours

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students do a questionnaire and describe their ideal neighbour.

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    Everyday life: The apartment

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students learn about different homes and the rooms inside.

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    Everyday life: Money talks

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students learn about different currencies.

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    Everyday life: Shopping

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students learn some shopping vocabulary.

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    Everyday life: Job adverts

    Level: Pre-intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students learn about job adverts.

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Readers' comments (7)

  • Dear Barbara,

    Many thanks for such lovely feedback. It's terrific to hear that these lessons work so well for you and your class. Which topics, in particular, have been most popular with your students? If you'd like some lessons based on videos which also provide the chance to chat and go off on tangents, our Live from London series might be popular with your adult class. You can find them all here:

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/listening/live-from-authentic-interviews/live-from-authentic-video-lessons/

    Each lesson has a video and some ideas for activities in class plus an editable worksheet.

    Let us know if you have the chance to try them and we hope you like them!

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • I was so thrilled to find the Everyday Life series of planned lessons for a group of adults I am teaching at the moment, in the summer, and all they wanted was a chat session which never really works for me unless it has some structure which these lessons give me so beautifully. We can also go off at a tangent if we want to ,but always returning to the original theme and vocabulary. The adult students at B1/B2 levels seem to be enjoying the lessons which makes my task so much easier. Thank you so much.

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  • Hi, thanks for the update. Very helpful. I look foward to using the lessons and more of the great resources one stop english offers. Keep them coming. Thanks!

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  • Hi Angela,

    Thanks for the feedback. Really nice to hear that you like the series so much. Everyday Life is a mixed level series so the levels vary depending on the month but we will take into account your comments when planning future lessons.

    In the immediate future, two more elementary lessons are scheduled to be published in the next couple of months. The first will be on healthy eating in November (You are what you eat) and the next after that will be in January about shopping (Sale). September's lesson is upper-intermediate level and is on illnesses (Common cold) while October is an intermediate lesson plan about relatives entitled Meet the family.

    Hope that helps and thanks again for the feedback.

    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hi - I love the Everyday Life series but have one criticism - can we have more 'elementary' lesson plans please. There was one to start with followed by 3 pre-intermediate and 2 intermediate.

    Thank you.

    Angela.

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  • Hi angie,

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. It's really nice to hear that you found this lesson so useful. And that's a really interesting and creative way to continue and adapt the lesson as well!

    The next lesson in this series is related to job applications and will be published on the 5th of April. There will be one lesson a month published thereafter on a number of other useful topics including shopping, medical problems, finances and family, amongst others.

    Please feel free to email us with your feedback or if you have any suggestions for topics that you'd like to see on onestopenglish.

    Best wishes and happy teaching!
    The onestopenglish team

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  • This is a brilliant new addition. I have used this with my Beginner class and it's worked well. It also allowed for me to bring in realia and I asked the students to write a food diary for a week. I then collected and redistributed these for them to guess which diary belonged to which person. Linked nicely into the health topic I had just finished too. Thanks and keep them coming. Can't wait to see what the next lesson is going to be. Thanks!

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