Unit 8 : My Gadgets ESL Kids Lesson


Unit 8: My Gadgets


  • Teach ESL/EFL young learners the names of electronic devices or gadgets.
  • Practice using adverbs of sequence to describe a process in this ESL kids lesson.
  • Teach basic verb noun collocations which relate to actions involved in the use of electronic devices.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

my-gadgets video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

my-gadgets game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

my-gadgets test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'My Gadgets'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Freddie, Bob, Sally, and Lisa are at Freddie’s house. Freddie just had a birthday. He tells the friends that he got a laptop for his birthday from his parents. They talk about how to use the laptop. Bob says he got a tablet from his parents for his last birthday. Sally and Lisa do not want to talk about the laptop or the tablet. They decide to play a game on the game console. They play a game called Frogger on the game console. Bob and Freddie go on the internet on the laptop. They find a movie to watch. Sally and Lisa finish the game and want to watch the movie on the laptop too.


Electronic devices

smart phone
game console
power button
web browser
gadgets (electronic devices)

Verb/Noun collocation

open a laptop
press the power button
turn on a laptop
surf the internet
play a game
watch a movie

Tablet/Laptop actions

type ina password
drag and dropobjects

Key Sentences:

How to use a laptop - Adverbs of sequence

First, open the laptop.
Next, press the power button to turn it on.
Then, surf the internet, watch a movie or play a game.
After that, close your web browsers.
Finally, shut down the laptop.

Dialogue Script

Bob: Freddie, what is that?

Freddie: It is my laptop.

Bob: When did you get your laptop?

Freddie: I got it for my birthday.

Bob: Who got it for you?

Freddie: My parents got it for me.

Bob: How do you use your laptop?

Freddie: First, you have to open it.

Bob: Then what do you do?

Freddie: Then you press the power button.

Bob: That will turn the laptop on?

Freddie: Yes. When it is on, you press the start button. Then you can pick what you want to do next.

Bob: It is a lot like my tablet.

Bob: Do you see my tablet, Freddie?

Freddie: Wow! That’s a cool tablet, Bob!

Bob: I got it for my birthday.

Lisa: I do not want to talk about the laptop.

Freddie: What do you want to do, Lisa?

Lisa: I want to play a game.

Sally: I will play a game with you, Lisa.

Lisa: Let’s go to the game console.

Lisa: This is my favorite game.

Sally: What is it called, Lisa?

Lisa: It’s called Frogger.

Sally: How do you play?

Lisa: You hop the frogs across the road to get the flies.

Sally: This is so much fun, Lisa!

Lisa: I know, it is my favorite game.

Sally: We should play again.

Freddie: We surfed the internet.

Lisa: What did you find?

Freddie: We found a movie to watch on the laptop.

Lisa: What movie are you watching?

Freddie: Frog Days. Do you want to watch?

Sally: I love that movie!

Lisa: Me too!

Sally: Let’s go watch Frog Days on the laptop too.

This lesson is part of the Level 4 English course.

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