ESL Discussion: Living in the Past – Woman Lives Every Day Like it’s 1958

Meet the woman living in the past and have a great ESL discussion in the process. She lives every day like it’s 1958, from the make-up and hair to the car and home!

I’m more of a beer and snooker guy when it comes to bit of escapism from the busy modern world. Lacey, on the other hand… Well, she takes it a step further and lives every day like it’s 1958 – from the make-up, clothes and hairstyle to the car and home. Meet this (quirky? weird? crazy?) woman living in the past, complete reading comprehension and discussion questions in pairs and take a peak at others living similar lifestyles. A truly engaging and interesting ESL discussion!

  • Warm-up question ideas: What first comes to mind when you think of the 1950’s? Make a list in the chat or on the board.
  • Watch the video once and have students note which things from their list were mentioned and which were not.
  • Look at the vocabulary words on the PDF before watching the video a second time.
  • Put students in pairs to answer the questions on the left.
  • Set up new pairs to complete the speaking activity on the right.
  • Put students in groups of 3-4 and have them complete the group activity. If you have multiple groups, think of having them all describe the same person and comparing their results.

The link to the video:

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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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