Tuesday, October 10, 2017

English Video Discussion - Off Grid Living

The term "off grid" means only using electricity from renewable sources and living in the forest, building your own home, growing your own food and more. This trend has become very popular in American culture recently, and it is an interesting idea to see if our students would enjoy this type of lifestyle.

Image result for fouch homestead house
Pre Discussion:

  1. What would you do without electricity? How would you feel about it?
  2. Would you have better or worse relationships?
  3. Would you like to grow your own food?
  4. What if you had to build your own house, could you do it?

Post- Discussion:

  1. What were some of the good things that the woman stated about off grid living?
  2. What were some of the challenges?
  3. Do you think they will continue this lifestyle?
  4. After watching, do you think you would have the same challenges, or would you do better than them?
  5. Why do you think the "off grid" trend is becoming so popular with many Americans?

Please leave a comment on the video below! Start a discussion here on the ESL Commando!


  1. I don't think I could ever live OFF the civilisation... Especially in winter. I'm cold eveen at home and here you have to live outside. It's an interesing chalange for writers from some best essay writing service in Australia for example, to describe this experience and share it with people... But definitely nor for coldbones like me.

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    2. Josh, interesting point about living in the cold. I think that would be the hard art too, but it would still be interesting to try.

  2. Off grid living is never simple, especially if you are not used to outdoors. But the skill grows with preparedness and practice. Living off grid is simple when you plan for it. See tips here: http://survival-mastery.com/diy/energy/surviving-without-electricity.html


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