Need Entertainment Ideas this Weekend? An ESL Speaking Lesson

Need Entertainment Ideas this Weekend? An ESL Speaking Lesson

Entertainment is a fantastic diversion from our regular work or school activity.

There are so many ways to be entertained during our leisure and people who are paid well to entertain us.

What types of entertainment do you enjoy the most and why?

This lesson will develop your English conversation skills and provide great entertainment ideas for you.

Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

Being Entertained 1

1. Is this a musical trio or quartet?

2. How can you tell who’s the lead vocalist?

3. Which two men look like brothers and why?

4. Is the bass player using a pick or his thumb to play?

5. Have you ever been to a “live” musical performance?

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. What sort of entertainment do you enjoy? Choose all that apply.

Live theater
Symphony
Opera
Movies
Musical performance
Stand up comedy
Art gallery
Jazz
Ballet
Casino
Burlesque
Other

2. When was the last time you were entertained?

Recently
A while ago
It’s been ages

3. Which entertainment venues have you visited? Choose all that apply.

DisneyWorld
Broadway
Universal Studios
Guggenheim Museum
Caesar’s Palace
Nasa
A different venue
None of the above

4. What genres of music do you listen to? Choose all that apply.

Jazz
Classical
Opera
Rock
Blues
Alternative
Traditional or Folk
Pop
Country
Rap

5. Have you ever participated in any of the following events? Choose all that apply.

A school play
A musical performance
A dance performance
A comedy skit
A parade
Something else

6. Do you have friends or family members who are involved in the performing arts?

Yes
No

7. Would you encourage your children to study the arts in university?

Yes
No

8. How do you entertain guest at your home? Choose all that apply.

Serving food and drink
Watching movies together
Watching sporting events
Playing video games
Playing cards
Playing board games

9. Who are some of the most well-known entertainers in your country?

10. What kind entertainment are you going to “take in” this weekend?

Part III: Share Your Opinions

Discussion the Photo

Being Entertained 2

1. What type of ride are they on?

2. Do they look afraid?

3. How high up do you think they are?

Discussion Activity

You and your peers are embarking on a 7 day tour to the US. During this visit you’ll want to visit America’s most popular entertainment venues.

You’ve narrowed down your list to 10 locations, but you only have time to attend a few.

Select 3 venues (as a group) and describe why you chose them and eliminated others.

10 Venues

• A Las Vegas show
• Disneyworld in Florida
• A Broadway play in New York
• Mardi Gras in New Orleans
• The Epcot Centre in Florida
• Universal Studios in California
• Sea World in San Diego
• The Guggenheim Museum in New York
• Yankee Stadium in New York
• The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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