Useless machines builder

Useless machines builder

Lesson overview

In this Intermediate lesson plan, the student will learn the vocabulary related to the basics of mechanics. They will also get to learn about and practice the structures had better and it’s time.



The student tries to describe the pictures showing applying force. Then, they answer some basic questions about mechanics.


Video: Professional useless machine builder

Before watching a video, the student learns new vocabulary (force, mass, chain reaction, etc.) through a matching activity.

They watch a video about a man who builds Rube Goldberg machines. Then, they complete the video comprehension activities and apply their knowledge of simple machines in activities based on pictures of different machines.


Grammar: had better and it’s time

The student learns about the proper usage of had better and it’s time and gets to practice using them in various grammar activities.

The lesson ends with a brief review.



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