Meet your new English teacher: ChatGPT

Meet you new English teacher: ChatGPT

Level: B2/C1/ C2

Type of English: general, technology 

Lesson activities: listening comprehension, vocabulary building, speaking practice. 

Grammar focus: 

Tags: AI, technology, AI education, automation

ChatGPT introduction written by ChatGPT

ChatGPT is an advanced natural language processing model developed by OpenAI. It uses a transformer-based architecture and is trained on a large dataset of text, allowing it to generate human-like responses to a wide range of prompts. ChatGPT can be used for a variety of tasks, including language translation, text summarization, and conversation. Due to its advanced capabilities, ChatGPT is considered a state-of-the-art language model and is widely used in industry and research.

Additionally, the model is pre-trained and can be fine-tuned for specific use cases, making it a versatile tool for natural language processing tasks.

During the 1-hour class your teacher will take notes of your mistakes and make corrections.

These will be emailed to you after the lesson.

It is a good idea to revise the same vocabulary at the start of the next lesson.

Opening Questions:

Have you tested it yet?

Talk about the potential it has?

Describe some pros and cons for it?

Have you seen the film Ex Machina? can we trust A.I.? 


New Vocabulary Questions:

What is a prompt?

What can you describe something as state-of-the-art?

can you name 2 things that can be fine-tuned?

What is cutting-edge used to describe?

If communication is going back-and-forth, what is happening?

How can you skyrocket your productivity?

If you dive into something, what are you going to do?

If something is at your fingertips, what does it mean?

Tell me something that you regret?

What does to come up with mean?

What does elaborate mean?

How much/ many is a bunch?

Can you use check it out in 2 different ways?

Does the word livid mean something that is dead or very angry?

Have you tried any text-to-speech websites yet?

Watch the Video: to 5 minutes 40 seconds

Task: In just the first 5 minutes, try to remember the different ways she uses ChatGPT

Listening Comprehension Questions:

How many different ways did she use ChatGPT?

Who wrote the introduction for the video? What was the problem with the first result?

What prompt did she used to modify the introduction?

How does she use it to practice dialogue or speaking?

Do you believe that she wrote her blog post and not ChatGPT?


Discussion: (not directly related to the video)

ChatGPT or a real human English teacher?

If ChatGPT continues to develop, will people stop learning English and communicate through A.I?

Do you think you will use ChatGPT for English learning? Why? /Why not?

Do you think English learning should also be entertaining?

Do you agree that it will make writing, grammar and vocabulary exercises more fun?

What’s the problem with phrasal verbs?


New Vocabulary Practice:

When we use new vocabulary in a different context It helps to memorize. 

These questions were generated by ChatGPT. Can you see any limitations?

  1. Can you provide a definition of a prompt?

  2. Can you explain what is meant by state-of-the-art?

  3. Can you list two items that can be adjusted for optimal performance?

  4. What does cutting-edge refer to?

  5. What is the term for the exchange of messages between two or more parties?

  6. What strategies can be employed to increase productivity significantly?

  7. What does it mean to immerse oneself in something?

  8. What does it mean when something is easily accessible to you?

  9. Can you share something you feel remorseful about?

  10. What is the meaning of “to come up with”?

  11. Can you provide a definition of elaborate?

  12. How many is considered a “bunch”?

  13. Can you provide two examples of how the phrase “check it out” can be used?

  14. Does the term “livid” refer to being dead or extremely angry?

  15. Have you explored any websites offering text-to-speech services?

Compared with my “human teacher style” questions. I try to create questions that help the learner intuitively understand the meaning of the vocabulary in the questions. 


Where can you prompt another person?

What tech do you have that is state-of-the-art?

Can you name 1 instrument that needs to be fine-tuned?

What is a good example of cutting-edge technology?

Communication can go back-and-forth, but what else?

In which country is inflation skyrocketing?

What are you going to dive into this year?

Name something cool that is at your fingertips, but you don’t use it?

Tell me something else that you regret?

When was the last time you had to come up with a valid excuse? Tell me more.

Name 2 things you can elaborate a lot?

Name 2 things that you did a bunch of today?

What’s the difference between check out of a hotel and check out that beautiful car?

Tell me about the last time you felt livid?

We now have text-to-speech, voice-to-text, and ?

Solution and definitions:

Prompt: A stimulus or cue that elicits a response or encourages a certain behavior.

State-of-the-art: The most advanced and up-to-date technology or methodology in a particular field.

Fine-tuned: Refined or adjusted to achieve optimal performance.

Cutting-edge: Advanced or innovative, at the forefront of technology or development.

Back-and-forth: To-and-fro movement or exchange; reciprocating.

Skyrocket: To increase rapidly or surge dramatically.

Dive into: To engage deeply or fully in a particular activity or topic.

At your fingertips: Readily available or easily accessible.

To regret: To feel sorry or remorseful about an action or decision.

To come up with: To generate or produce an idea or solution.

Elaborate: To expand upon or provide more detail about something.

A bunch: A group or collection.

Check it out: To examine or investigate something.

Livid: Extremely angry or furious.

Text-to-speech: A technology that converts written text into spoken words.

Additional - Adding a voice control extensions to ChatGPT

I think this only works on the Chrome browser and it can sometimes interfere with ChatGPT’s performance. 

But, it means you can practice conversation with an A.I. 

Can you help me prepare for an English language job interview? 

Please ask common interview questions one by one. 

Before reading more, can you predict any consequences for English learners since the introduction of ChatGPT?

Additional Vocabulary

Keywords for ChatGPT

  1. OpenAI
  2. Language model
  3. Natural language processing (NLP)
  4. AI
  5. Text generation
  6. Generative model
  7. Deep learning
  8. Transformer
  9. Pre-training
  10. Conversational AI
  11. Dialogue system
  12. Chatbot
  13. AI language generation
  14. Text completion
  15. Natural language generation

5 consequences for English learners because of ChatGPT

  1. Reliance on AI language generation: English learners may rely too heavily on ChatGPT for language production, leading to a lack of independent thinking and creativity.
  2. Limited exposure to authentic language: ChatGPT-generated responses may not accurately reflect real-world language use and may limit exposure to authentic English.
  3. Over-reliance on language templates: ChatGPT may reinforce the use of language templates and limit the development of more complex and varied language skills.
  4. Reduction in critical thinking: English learners may become passive consumers of language generated by ChatGPT, reducing their critical thinking skills and ability to engage in independent, original language production.
  5. Inadequate feedback: ChatGPT is limited in its ability to provide meaningful and personalized feedback on language use, which is crucial for language learners.


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