Language is considered to be a living substance that constantly evolves. Language changes its forms, structures, and some peculiarities die out like dinosaurs. All these changes take place under the influence of various political, economic, social factors. Even diseases introduce new words in our languages. 2020 is considered to be one of the most difficult years in modern history as it showed the vulnerability of humankind. Pandemic has introduced some neologisms and COVID-19 has become an integral part of speeches, communication and just friends’ talks. This worksheet will help your students learn more about new words that appeared in English in 2020 and about word-formation principles. Besides, your students will expand their vocabulary on this topic, develop their listening skills and, of course, they will practise speaking for fluency.
Level: Upper-Intermediate +
Time: 50 mins
Lesson type: Listening, Speaking
Number of students: 3-8