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B2 – What Is a Budget?

This is a conversational lesson plan about budgeting. The students will start the class by discussing their personal experiences with managing finances, focusing on their individual goals and motivations. The main focus will be a video explaining the popular 50-30-20 rule for budgeting. After the video, they’ll work on a case study together, brainstorming methods to improve budgeting efficiency. Finally, the lesson will end with a debate session.

TypeLevelVocabularyVideo LengthLesson Time
Regular LessonB2 / Upper-Intermediate8 words4:45 min60 min
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  • broke 
  • budget 
  • keep track of 
  • allowance 
  • set aside 
  • keep handy 
  • figure out 
  • prioritize


  • Lead-in
  • Vocabulary match
  • Video
  • Questions
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Speaking
  • Debate