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B2 – Unlocking the Secrets of Longevity

In this article-based ESL lesson, we’ll explore the world of Blue Zones, regions celebrated for their remarkable concentration of centenarians. Our goal is to uncover the secrets behind their remarkable longevity by investigating their healthy habits and practices. As we progress through the lesson, we’ll introduce new vocabulary to enhance your students’ understanding of these captivating concepts. Additionally, your students will create a bucket list, outlining their dreams and aspirations to achieve before reaching the age of 100.

This is a flipped lesson. Not sure how to teach it? Click here for more instructions.

TypeLevelVocabularyReading timeLesson Time
Flipped LessonB2 / Upper-Intermediate12 words5 min / 974 words60 min
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Teaching guide

This is a flipped lesson. Before class, students need to preview 12 words from pages 5-6. Additionally, for a more in-depth discussion during class, encourage students to read the article on page 7 in advance.


  • life expectancy
  • fasting
  • centenarian
  • longevity
  • plant-based
  • moderation
  • consumption
  • spiritual
  • well-being
  • network
  • obese
  • incorporate


  • Lead-in 1
  • Lead-in 2
  • Vocabulary 1
  • Vocabulary 2
  • Article reading
  • Comprehension questions
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Storytelling
  • Discussion