Word of the year ESL lesson

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PPT for my word of the year lesson. For the lesson plan please visit www.highschoolesl.com

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Word of the year ESL lesson

  1. 1. Showrooming •I’m going to showroom first, then buy it later. Schmeat •In August 2013 the worlds first schmeat hamburger was eaten. Onlinguito •Onlinguitos come from Colombia and Ecuador. Bitcoin •In the last year the price of bitcoin has risen to over $200 Selfie •Let’s take a selfie. Binge-Watch •I have no plans this weekend, so I will just binge-watch Breaking Bad.
  2. 2. •Write what you think each word means on the space in the worksheet. •Ask each other the questions ‘What do you think ……………. means?’ •Collect 4 different answers for what each word means.
  3. 3. •Gather your answers and in your group decide what the most likely answer for each word is. •Tell the class what you think the meaning to each word is.
  4. 4. Selfie - a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.
  5. 5. Showrooming •Looking at a product in a shop, then buying the product cheaper on the internet. Schmeat •A form of meat produced sythetically from biological tissue. Onlinguito •A small fury mammal discovered in August. Bitcoin •A digital currency. Selfie •A picture taken of oneself typically using a smartphone. Binge-Watch •To watch multiple episodes of a TV show in succession.
  6. 6. 1. When was the first recorded use of selfie? 2. Where was the first recorded use of selfie? 3. Why was the word selfie used? 4. Which websites was it used on first? 5. In the last year how much has usage of selfie increased? 6. What do you think zeigeist means?
  7. 7. 1. 2002 2. An internet forum 3. A man blamed the poor quality of a photo on it being a selfie. 4. Myspace, Flickr 5. 17,000% 6. Defining the spirit or feel of the time
  8. 8. •Why do you think the word selfie captures the zeitgeist of 2013? •Why has it’s usage become more frequent? •What has enabled selfies to become popular?

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