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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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 will discuss how to prevent and fight a cold, and then read a fact file about the common cold.

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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: 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: Shopping

    Level: Intermediate Type: General lesson plan Staff RoomPrint material

    In this lesson, students learn some shopping vocabulary.

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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: 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: 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: Job adverts

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

    In this lesson, students learn about job adverts.

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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: Create a shopping mall

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

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

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  • 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,

    Thanks for your feedback. Everyday Life is published on the first Tuesday of every month. This month's topic is 'Money' and the next 4 months will be as follows:

    July: The Apartment (houses and rooms)
    August: Neighbours (a lesson about your neighbourhood)
    September: Common Cold (illnesses)
    October: Meet the family (parents and children)

    The levels range from A2 - B2 depending on the lesson.

    Hope that helps.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Hi - Just wondering when the next Everyday Life is going to be available on-line?

    Also it would be interesting to know what all the topics are going to be and the level for the next and the ones to follow. Is this at all possible?

    Keep up the good work and thanks.

    Angie

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  • Hi there,

    Apologies for any confusion. This is a new series which started in March 2016 and there will be one new lesson each month over the year, the next resource being a lesson about shopping which will be published on May 5th.

    Hope that helps.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • The link on the Integrated Skills page talks of "A series of resources all about everyday life events such as going shopping, applying for jobs and meeting people."

    There's only two: food & jobs. Where are the others?

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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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