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B2 – How to Deal With a Difficult Boss

how to handle a difficult boss esl lesson

Exciting ESL lesson inspired by real-life experiences, perfect for any classroom setting, whether online or in-person. This engaging session includes lively discussions, practical work-related vocabulary, authentic listening file (1:34 min), fun role-play, vocabulary practice tasks, short reading passages, and a short writing activity. It will undoubtedly resonate with many of your students, as nearly everyone has encountered a quirky boss at some point in their career, offering plenty of entertaining stories to share. Designed with working professionals in mind, it’s suitable for B2-level students of all ages.

TypeLevelVocabularyLesson Time
Regular LessonB2 / Upper-Intermediate8 words60-80 min
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  • Come down to
  • Insecurity
  • Manifest
  • Hover over
  • Check in on someone
  • Tactful
  • Implement
  • Deliverables


  • Lead-in 1
  • Lead-in 2
  • Vocabulary preview
  • Vocabulary
  • Listening 1
  • Listening 2
  • Practice 1
  • Practice 2
  • Agree or disagree
  • Types of work
  • Fake words
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Role-play
  • Transcript