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B2 – Driverless Cars: Yay or Nay?

This video-based B2 ESL lesson plan explores the pros and cons of driverless cars, primarily focusing on the cons by showcasing an American TV reporter’s problematic ride in a driverless taxi. The lesson provides an opportunity for students to express their opinions, learn and practice 10 relevant words, check their understanding through a summary activity and true/false statements, and discuss real-world comments on the video. It features an intriguing dilemma about driverless cars, presenting a challenge for both you as a teacher and your students. You can also follow up this lesson with optional homework: a BBC article on driverless cars.

TypeLevelVocabularyVideo LengthLesson Time
Regular LessonB2 / Upper-Intermediate10 words5:00 min60-80 min
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  • Pick up
  • Drop off
  • Chillax
  • Be at loss
  • Make a left/right
  • Back to square one
  • Feeling trapped
  • Crutches
  • Frustrated
  • Ordinary


  • Lead-in 1
  • Lead-in 2
  • Vocabulary preview
  • Vocabulary
  • Video
  • Comprehension
  • True or false
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Comments
  • Discussion
  • Optional article