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B2 – Is the 5-day Workweek Outdated?

This ESL lesson offers an insightful historical context regarding the introduction of the 5-day workweek, shedding light on past working conditions. It includes engaging discussion activities such as lead-in questions, quotes from the video, and a debate on the feasibility of a 4-day workweek, alongside a creative writing task envisioning a 2-day workweek. Students will enhance their vocabulary skills by matching words with synonyms and identifying incorrect word definitions. Additionally, the lesson provides a comprehensive video summary, which may require some time but effectively consolidates understanding of the video content. Tailored for adult learners with work experience at the B2 level, this lesson provides a valuable learning experience.

TypeLevelVocabularyLesson Time
Regular LessonB2 / Upper-Intermediate12 words60 min
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  • Thrive
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  • Unsustainable
  • Indispensable
  • Right around the corner
  • In the midst of
  • Burnout
  • Shrink
  • Concentrate
  • Asynchronous
  • Cumulative effect


  • Lead-in 1
  • Lead-in 2
  • Synonyms
  • Video
  • Video summary
  • Quotes
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Debate
  • Writing