Secrets of a Long and Happy Marriage: Free downloadable lesson

A free downloadable lesson, based around an authentic video. Selma and Kenny couldn’t be at their grandson’s wedding, so they recorded a toast- and some advice.

Suitable from PreIntermediate/A2+, the lesson starts with some discussion about marriage before students are asked to give their ‘top tips’ for a successful marriage.  They then watch the video and compare Selma and Kenny’s advice with their ideas.

The video is quite easy to follow, though the couple do talk over each other at times (there is a transcript). It’s funny and quite touching.

There is then a  focus on idioms connected with love and marriage, and then we look at some of the ways Selma and Kenny use imperatives to give advice. Students can then use this language to reformulate their original pieces of advice.

Download lesson plan PDF hereELT Resourceful – Secrets of a Long and Happy Marriage


Filed under Downloadable lesson materials, Exploiting authentic recordings and videos, Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary

13 Responses to Secrets of a Long and Happy Marriage: Free downloadable lesson

  1. Dear Rachael, cheers for yet another great lesson plan!
    Will definitely try it next year … Right now, holiday and pool, yuhuu 🙂

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  4. So Funny, they are awesome!! Thanks for share it 🙂

  5. Reblogged this on CPE board and commented:
    Here I reblogged a funny and helpful lesson for PreIntermediate students, have a look and try it!

  6. Still giggling after watching that video. I’m going to use this with an Advanced student tonight. I’d like to use the AFP site the vid links to at the end, too.. Will let you know if I have any ideas on how to do so.

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