Universal Basic Income and Mental Health

Video-based ESL lesson plan
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Lesson Overview

This ESL reading lesson plan  deals with the theme of economic.  In particular the impact, negative or positive, of having a universal basic income could have on our society’s mental health.  The ESL lesson is based on the article Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health.   By Matthew Smith, Professor in Health History, University of Strathclyde ,  which was published by The Conversation.

It focus on practicing key skills related to reading, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking.  You will need at least 90 minutes to complete this lesson, if used as a flipped classroom ESL lesson. However, lesson can run up to 3 hours ( consider two  90-minute lessons or for university teachers adjust as needed).

Student’s fillable PDF worksheet and the Interactive presentation lesson slides can be used as a lesson plan for teaching English online.

While targeting intermediate and upper-intermediate language learners of english, it is highly adaptable as it have been purposely designed to faciliate mixed-levelled classes. This includes in a tertiary institution such as a university or within a professional environment, targeting professionals.

Quick Info

Starter and discussions

Previewing activities to help stimulate interest in the topic as well as connect to previously known knowledge. Critical thinking discussion activity.

Grammar and Activity

Language Focus: A key language function or grammar point is elected based on use in the article

Vocabulary Check: idioms, verb + noun  collocations , word formation  relating to the topic.

Activity : A report, letter, presentation , A review, an email,  forum

Lesson Includes

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