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Online Friendly ESL Discussion: The Right to Repair
Ian Kime
May 23, 2022

Quick and Easy No Prep ESL Discussion

Who should be able to repair your products?


Today you and your students will be talking about the right to repair. This topic has been steadily gaining traction over the last few years both in the states and in Europe. Products from electronics to appliances to automobiles have become more and more complicated and so have their repairs. What you could have done in your garage or on your work bench a few years ago would be impossible these days with newer products. Watch this clip from a small town local news station to learn more.

If you like warmers (it’s basically my favorite part of the lesson), you could ask everyone in the class to talk about the last time they fixed something – big or small!

Start by distributing the PDF to your students, and then watch the video below once or twice.

The video:

right to repair


Download the PDF


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Online Friendly ESL Discussion Worksheet: Language and Thought

Online Friendly ESL Discussion Worksheet: Language and Thought

If you're teaching a language or learning a language, odds are you are at least slightly interested in languages beyond their communicative properties. Today we've got a great topic of discussion for your intermediate and upper-intermediate groups. You'll watch a...

Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.


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