Youtubers are the new stars [55-Minute Lesson]

Written by Liliana Rodrigues



I. Warm-up

A. Conversation

1. What comes to mind when you hear the expression "dream job"?

2. Explain the quote: "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life".

3. Many people like to ask kids "What do you want to be when you grow up?". How would you answer that question? 


B. Rank It!

  Which of these jobs would you like to have? Rank them in order of preference, and explain your decisions.

a. doctor/nurse

b. actor

c. musician/singer

d. YouTuber/ Vlogger

e. athlete 

f. lawyer 

See what more than 75 % of youngsters say here!


C. Vocabulary

Directions: Match the words (1-6) to their definitions (a-f). Then make sentences.


1. content (n) 

2. relatable (adj) 

3. engagement (n) 

4. participant (n) 

5. celebrity (n) 



a. that someone can understand or feel sympathy for

b. information including text and images that appears on the Internet

c. a person who takes part in something.

d.  a famous person

e. the process of encouraging people to be interested in something or someone. 


 II. Reading

A. Text

Directions: Before reading, preview the comprehension questions. Take note of words that might be new to you and discuss them with your teacher. 

Click here to read the article


B. Comprehension Questions

1. Why does the text say: "YouTube stars are more than just internet personalities"? What have some accomplished? 

2. What do you think the key to their success is?

3. Why do many people believe they could be YouTube stars? What about you?

4. There are many YouTubers. Name and describe your top 3 favorites.



III. Grammar Point


What are they? Click here to learn more about them.

Example - "key to success" = the secret to being successful 

                  "Being relatable is the key to their success"

 B. Matching 

Directions: Match the Idioms (1-4) to their definitions (a-d). After checking their meaning, make sentences with them. 

1. the sky is the limit

2. where there's a will, there's a way

3. be on a roll 

4. stand a chance



a. willpower can overcome any difficulty

b. making a lot of progress; having a lot of success while enjoying sth

c. to have a possibility or the hope of success

d. there is no limit to what you can do or achieve


IV. Vocabulary Review

A. Conversation

1. What YouTube content to you like to watch?

2. Who do you feel is more relatable: celebrities or YouTubers? Why?

3. Do you think everyone stands a chance of becoming a celebrity?


B. Writing

Directions: Using some of the vocabulary and grammar from above, write a short text about what the life of a YouTuber might be like.


C. Possible lessons for next class

1. Title: Smartphones and Teenagers

    Skill area: Phrasal verbs

    Click here for the lesson.


2. Title: Etiquette and Travel

    Skill area: Can, Should, Must

    Click here for the lesson.


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