Hey teachers, I just posted a free lesson plan on Fluentize.com on the topic of Saint Patrick's Day.
As you can see, the lesson plan is comprehensive and covers some other topics on Irish culture, and at the end you can find a reading comprehension exercise about Saint Patrick, which is something special we don’t normally do with our standard Fluentize lessons.
The speech from the narrator in the video is clear, slow, and easy to listen to, which is why I deemed it most suitable for a B1 intermediate student. There are some difficult vocabulary words for that level “revelers”, “aspiring”, etc., but the explanations for them shouldn’t be too difficult to grasp.
One of my favorite things about the lesson and the video is how it dives a bit into Guinness and the concept of “Irish pubs” and the branding around it. I thought that was an interesting component. The video itself also has some facts about the holiday and really does a great job of addressing the main topic - how it went global.
I think the speaking activities in Preview (I) should drive some good discussion amongst students, especially given that the holiday has become more popular and widely celebrated throughout the years. The vocabulary is based on the video vocabulary as usual, and then the featured grammar point is focused on present participle clauses.
For teachers who have switched to online teaching during the current global situation, I recommend downloading and using the interactive lesson plan for the lesson, so that students can write in the interactive fields. Also Zoom is highly recommended and using their remote control feature when using the interactive lesson plans online.
We also released another free lesson plan for 24 hours on Fluentize on the topic of “happiness”, since “International Day of Happiness” falls on March 20th at the end of this week. Feel free to grab that one as well!
Hope you have great lesson!