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Learning to Say No


This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Stop Trying to Be Nice All the Time and the theme of learning to say no. Students talk about being nice, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short video, read an article, use expressions to say no politely, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Talking about being nice, predicting the content of a short video, watching a short video, answering comprehension questions, analysing a short video, reading an article, using expressions to say no politely, performing a roleplay and reflecting on the lesson

Topic: Being nice and saying no politely

Language: Expressions to say no politely


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