10 Ways to Prevent a Nasty Hangover – ESL Lesson

10 Ways to Prevent a Nasty Hangover – ESL Lesson

These days our choice of international ales, wines and whiskeys can be sipped conveniently in local pubs.

How often do you drink alcohol and do you enjoy the experience?

This ESL lesson will improve your English and give you scientifically backed ways you prevent a nasty hangover the next time you “accidentally” over drink.

Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

10 ways to prevent a nasty hangover

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

Take 5 minutes alone to answer the 10-question survey below. Then get ready to discuss your choices with your teacher and peers.

1. How often do you drink?

  • Every day
  • Almost every day
  • Two to three times per week
  • One a week
  • Biweekly
  • Once a month
  • Every two to three months
  • Hardly ever

2. What kind of alcohol do you enjoy drinking the most? Choose all that apply.

  • Domestic beer
  • Imported beer
  • Wines
  • Hard liquor
  • Liqueurs
  • Other

3. Where you drink most often? Choose all that apply

  • Pubs
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • Office lounge
  • Home
  • Hotel bar
  • Another place

4. With whom do you drink most often?

  • Spouse
  • Partner
  • Friend(s)
  • Coworker(s)
  • Alone
  • Customers
  • Other

5. Why type of whisky do you prefer – Scotch or Bourbon?

  • Scotch
  • Bourbon
  • Neither

6. Do you collect wine or spirits?

  • Yes
  • No

7. Have you participated in a wine tasting event?

  • No
  • Yes

8. Estimate your monthly liquor spend?

  • $0 to $25
  • $25 to $50
  • $100 to $200
  • $200 to $500
  • $500 to $1,000
  • Over $1,000

9. What’s the most money you’ve spent on a bottle of wine or spirits?

  • $10
  • $25
  • $50
  • $100
  • 31
  • $200
  • $500
  • $1,000
  • Over $1,000

10. Do you need to drink well to advance your career in your organization?

  • Yes
  • No
  • It depends

Part III: Share Your Opinions

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Discuss the Photo

1. How many ounces of beer are in their beer mugs?

2. Describe what items you see on the table.

3. Do you think the men will be “legally” intoxicated after drinking their mugs of beers?

Discussion Activity

You’ve been invited to a local pub tonight to celebrate your friend’s 40th birthday party.

Many of your good friends will be there so the mood will be cheerful.

Before you head out for a night of socializing and drinking you stumble upon a list of 10 suggestions from a web page on how to avoid a hangover. Below is the list.

Choose 3 that you’ll try to follow tonight and stick to them. Share your 3 choices with your instructor and peers and then compare and discuss.

  • Eat before you start drinking
  • Drink one glass of water between drinks
  • Avoid mixing different alcohols
  • Avoid wine and whisky completely
  • Drink milk to protect your stomach
  • Take a multivitamin before drinking
  • Take and aspirin before going to sleep
  • Stop after two drinks
  • Drink a sports drink before sleeping
  • Avoid cheap liquor

Did you enjoy this ESL Lesson? 

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