Video-Based: What if humans disappeared? by BBC IDEAS

a no-prep lesson plan for EFL lessons.


This lesson plan combines English Language Arts, ESL, Earth sciences, conversations, vocabulary, listening, ecology, climate change, renewable resources, environmental issues, sustainability, and research in one lesson.It's great for spring, seasonal, Earth Day-themed classes as well as an alternative for Easter lessons.

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What is it?

  • a no-prep lesson plan based on a video by

  • BBC IDEAS - What would a world without humans be like?

  • real-life content

  • ESL levels: B1/B1+ - teenagers and adults

  • Speaking, Listening, and Vocabulary

  • PDF and PowerPoint

What's Included?

  • a fully designed lesson for at least 60 minutes that requires no preparation - 3 pages full of various activities

  • 2 versions of the lesson plan - one for your students and one for you (with answers!)

  • a fully animated PowerPoint presentation (same content) with answers provided - only the key is editable!

  • in both A4 and US letter formats


  • Warm-up

    • a spidergram

  • Agree or Disagree?

    • discuss the statements

  • Watch the video

    • True or False?

    • Fill in the gaps

  • Vocabulary

    • Synonyms

  • Vocabulary+

    • Choose the correct option

  • Follow-up

    • Finish the sentences

  • Project


  • to improve communication by discussing various topics related to ecology, climate change, sustainability, and the future of the human race

  • to improve active listening skills

  • to get used to different accents in English

  • to learn new vocabulary

  • to discover new trends and ideas from around the world