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B1 – What’s in Your Bag?

In this YouTube video, actress Brianne Howey from “Ginny & Georgia” shares the contents of her bag. She discusses her choice of bag, mentioning its practicality and sentimental value. Throughout the video, she reveals items like a hat, water bottle, skincare products, wallet, sentimental keepsakes, snacks, and more, explaining their significance and practicality in her daily life. ESL students can learn vocabulary related to personal items, expressions of sentiment, and how to describe the usefulness of objects in casual conversation.

TypeLevelVocabularyVideo LengthLesson Time
Regular lessonB1 / Intermediate9 words3:46 min60 min
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Teaching guide

This lesson follows a standard structure, eliminating the need for students to preview unless you have specific goals in mind.

  1. Lead-In: Start the lesson with discussions on various bag types, delving into their designs and functions.
  2. Vocabulary: Navigate through the vocabulary page, guiding your students in matching words with corresponding definitions.
  3. Reading: Engage with a short story centered around Brianna and the contents of her bag, with a focus on words highlighted in bold.
  4. Video: Once the reading is completed, you can encourage students to enhance their grasp by watching a Youtube video, which will solidify their understanding and offer supplementary insights.
  5. Questions: Go through the comprehension questions, fostering deeper assimilation. Additionally, you should facilitate open discussions on any intriguing or thought-provoking aspects that captured the students’ attention. Empower them to independently raise questions to you or their peers.
  6. Quotes and Vocab check: Encourage students to share their viewpoints concerning provided quotes and undergo a brief vocabulary assessment.
  7. Game: Concluding the lesson, if time allows, inject an element of amusement through an engaging game.


  • Sentimental
  • Promote
  • Go through
  • Wristlet
  • Oil blotting sheets
  • Lip balm
  • Card wallet
  • Quartz stone
  • Pilates
  • Tote bag
  • Shoulder bag
  • Crossbody bag
  • Clutch
  • Satchel
  • Backpack


  • Lead-In
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading
  • Video
  • Questions
  • Quotes
  • Vocab check
  • Game