If you’re going to San Francisco…

If you’re going to San Francisco…

Lesson overview

In this Advanced ESL lesson, the students will learn about the culture of San Francisco and things to do there.



The lesson starts with a role play related to sharing traveling experiences.


Video: Things to do in San Francisco

Before watching a video about San Francisco, students are introduced to new vocabulary (boutique, purveyor, kaleidoscopic, etc.). After watching the video, students mark statements as true or false and answer comprehension questions.


Reading: Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island

The student reads about the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Then, they identify items that describe each San Francisco landmark.


Video: Outdoor activities in San Francisco

The student watches the video about outdoor activities in San Francisco and completes the video comprehension activities.


Reading: San Francisco’s Chinatown

The student reads a text about San Francisco’s Chinatown and answers the questions based on the text.

The lesson ends with a wrap-up section.

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