All Work and No Play

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All Work and No Play

a Talking Points lesson for English reading, speaking, vocabulary and writing

This is part of the Talking Points 3 lesson series for Intermediate to Advanced students.


Do we work too many hours every week? How many hours a week is reasonable?

How much time do we need to do other things – like sleeping well and recreational activities?

These things are also very important and in this lesson plan, we can take a look at how much time people need to do rest well and to indulge in hobbies, interests and sports.

This topic could work very well with adults who are working – but could also work well with younger students if you are looking at the topic of health.


Your students will find this topic highly engaging and all the exercises will be great fun for them. It should definitely create much debate and talking time in your English or ESL class.

The lesson comes complete with:

  • a 500-word article for reading
  • a page of reading comprehension questions
  • a table of essential vocabulary
  • a page of questions for discussion
  • a work idioms exercise
  • two role plays
  • two exercises about recreation
  • a writing exercise

Start the class with the three opening questions and then do the reading.

Follow that with the reading comprehension questions.

Then you can go through all the vocabulary – or set it as homework for the students to do later.

Then there is a big list of questions that are designed to get your students talking.

After that, you can do all the other exercises in whatever order you wish.


It comes in easy to use PDF format, ideal for printing for your needs. Use it again and again for your English/ESL classes.


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  • a 19-page Talking Points lesson plan in pdf format ready to use in class today

  • Size
    450 KB
  • Length
    19 pages
  • a 19-page Talking Points lesson plan in pdf format ready to use in class today
  • Size450 KB
  • Length19 pages
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