• Listening and analysing explainer videos covering a range of topics
  • Identifying vocabulary for structuring and clarifying explanations
  • Giving a verbal explanation of a procedure (‘How to‘) and a concept
  • Reading and comparing two texts about how to explain concepts effectively.

This is the main student page for this lesson. To download all the materials for this lesson, including teaching notes, please visit You can also find one of the worksheets as a free download, at

1. Introduction

Answer the questions in a pair or group:

a. Which jobs require people to be good at explaining things?

b. Can you think of a time when someone explained something to you and you didn’t understand? What went wrong?

c. What tips or techniques can we use to explain things in a more effective way?

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