Working graveyard shifts

Working graveyard shifts

Lesson overview

In this Business English lesson, students will talk about the pros and the cons of shift work, discuss vocabulary related to the video (pineal gland, circadian rhythm etc), learn idioms and phrasal verbs related to working hard (e.g. burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil, go an extra mile etc.), as well as discover emphatic structures in Present Simple.



The student discusses the most common night-shift professions.


Video: Working night shifts or bouncing back and forth?

Before watching a video about shift work, the student learns some useful vocabulary that will help them understand the video better (ambient light, circadian cycles, etc.). After watching the video, they choose the best summary of the video content. Then, they complete the rest of the video comprehension activities.


Grammar: Emphatic do

Based on sentence examples, the student completes the rules related to the use of emphatic do and then practices using it by correcting mistakes.


Idioms related to work

The student decodes pictures to get idioms related to work (burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil, go the extra mile, etc.). They learn what they mean and get to practice them by playing Jeopardy.

The lesson ends with a  review.



Comments (0)
other similar materials

Any questions?

find out our q & a