I always encourage students to select a topic that they love to learn about, and read about it in English. Reading in the target language is very important for improvement but very overlooked by students.
For this exercise, Students are first given a vocabulary splash. After reading the 5 new vocabulary words they read about 20 life hacks and beauty tips. In the article they will encounter the vocabulary from the splash.
There is extra space for other words that they find in the reading that they can write down and define and/or translate for themselves.
This activity is great for the older students who are bored of literature. It is also good for high-intermediate to advanced level ELLs.