ESP is perhaps one of the most exciting areas of English training. With companies around the world requesting more and more specialist training in Engineering English, these creative lesson plans will help you to teach specialist English to Engineers and have fun at the same time.
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Buildings and Measurements – The Marshmallow Challenge
Buildings and Measurements
Prepared to be amazed by the creativity of your participants. This lesson starts by talking about measurements and exploring some of the highest points in the world. They’ll learn useful language relating to making measurements, capped off with the Marshmallow Challenge which challenges them to build the tallest freestanding structure using spaghetti, string, sticky tape and teamwork! Answers key and teacher’s notes included.
Lithium-ion batteries – Boeing Dreamliner 787
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner series recently grounded over 50 planes amid safety concerns over the lithium-ion batteries. This lesson focuses on these batteries, how they work and the effect on the airline industry when they malfunction. A lesson sure to engage the technical-minded participants and provide plenty of language and discussion.
In what direction is the automobile industry heading? Henry Ford once said “”If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Today innovation is not only a global demand but a necessity for successful business. This lesson plans explores two key innovations in the car industry, the Hybrid and Driverless car. Packed with useful and specialist language, you will take your participants on a journey through innovation.
This lesson plan gets the participants to describe a process through a series of steps. The lesson centres around the pictures of Rube Goldberg, famous for creating overly complicated devices for very simple tasks. The participants learn key action verbs and phrases for describing a process and put these to practice in the final description activity.
(Teacher’s notes included)