The Anti-Work Movement (Advanced EFL Lesson Plan)

ESL/EFL Level: Advanced
Lesson Topics:  unemployment, employee rights, work-life balance
Skill Focus
: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary
Approximate Class Time: 1.5 hours
Lesson Plan Download: anti-work-lesson-advanced-062022.docx
Lesson Overview:

  • The reading passage describes the Anti-work movement, which was popularized on the social network site Reddit.
  • Post-reading activities ask students to make a list of guidelines to make employers more attractive to workers. There are also several funny quotations about work, and three role-play scenarios for speaking.
  • All lessons come with warm-up questions, comprehension questions, a vocabulary section, and discussion questions.

A person breaking their hand cuffs

Note to teachers: This topic relates to unionization, though it is not explored deeply. For a comprehensive lesson on unionization, take a look at PBS's labor/management simulation.

ADVANCED Lesson on the Anti-Work Movement: Warm-up (Pair Work)

  1. What’s the purpose of work?
  2. Have you ever quit a job? Why?
  3. What would you do with your time if you didn’t have to work?

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