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The American Dream

Discussion Starters


Teens & Adults

Students read about “The American Dream” and discuss how they would define it. This lesson includes punctuation practice using apostrophes with words ending in -s.

  • from rags to riches
  • epic
  • origin
  • foundation
  • in pursuit of
  • claim
  • put food on the table
  • necessity
  • materialistic
  • do whatever it takes
  • corrupt
  • foreign affairs
PDF Content
  • warm-up
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • comprehension questions
  • listening with gap-fill
  • video task
Task Content
  • Warm-Up Video(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Grammar Review(Reference)
  • Grammar Practice(Multiple-Choice)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Listen & Type(Type in the Blanks)
  • Critical Thinking(Reference)
  • Personal Response (Speaking Task)