Intermediate Level English Lesson Plans for ESL Teaching
This intermediate to upper-intermediate level business lesson focuses on increasing vocabulary used to describe economic trends.
Best Friend - Friend from Hell
What makes a good friend? What makes a friend from hell? Have students discuss these important questions while expressing opinions and reported speech using descriptive adjectives and phrases.
Conversation Lesson: Multinationals - Help or Hindrance?
A great conversation lesson that has a lot of success around the world. Students need to discuss whether multinationals are a bane or a boon to local cultures.
Creating a New Society
A classic conversation lesson piece, this lesson focuses on having students discuss which laws they would choose when creating a new society. This lesson is a guaranteed discussion generator!
Movies, Films, Actors and Actresses
This subject is especially useful with younger students who might be hesitant to speak about their own lives. Speaking about films provides an almost endless font of possibilities for conversation.
Telephone English: Getting Practice
Teaching telephone English can be frustrating as students really need to practice their skill as often as possible in order to improve their comprehension skills. This lesson focuses on making telephoning practice as "authentic" as possible.
Asking Questions 2
Due to popular demand of the lower level 'asking questions' lesson, this 'asking questions' plan is aimed at intermediate to upper intermediate classes to help improve students' question asking ability in a variety of more advanced tenses.
Telling True Stories
Telling true stories is a basic English usage task that we use on a daily basis. Unfortunately, students sometimes get caught up in trying too hard to speak English 'correctly' and can get lost. This at the cost of the story becoming difficult to understand or even incoherent. This lesson plan is aimed at helping students give structure to their relating of true stories.
Drinking - Lesson for the College EFL Classroom
Guest Lesson Plan by John Baker: The first part of the lesson uses collaborative methods in an oral fluency and grammatical accuracy activity where students use deductive reasoning to discover the rules associated with past simple construction. The second part of the lesson is an oral fluency exercise which utilizes the past simple tense and...
Lesson: Teen Advice
Students read about various teen problems and then use modal verbs of deduction to understand the problem in groups. Students follow-up by offering advice on what should be done to resolve the various problems.
Points of View
Points of View is an intermediate to advanced level conversation lesson that asks students to rate their opinions from one to ten (1 - strongly agree / 10 - strongly disagree) on a number of controversial issues.
Small Talk Conversation Lesson Plan
Small talk conversation lesson plan helping ESL English learners improve their small talk skills.
Tic-Tac-Toe games are a fun way for students to practise their English while enjoying some competition and reviewing. Three versions are included: Conditional Forms, Question Forms, Time Expressions.
Video Games - Young Learners Lesson Plan
If there is one thing that young English learners and ESL classes have in common around the world, it's their passion for playing video games. Taking cue from this passion for video games, this lesson is devoted to getting them to talk about video games - but in English!
How would you describe your favorite actor?
This intermediate to upper intermediate matches descriptive adjectives with famous actors and actresses to build vocabulary.
Pronunciation Lesson: More Minimal Pairs
This minimal pairs lesson focuses on four lists of some the more difficult changes in vowel sounds. This exercise is followed up by some listening comprehension and pair work.
English: Stress - Timed Language II
Awareness raising followed by practical application exercises including: function or content word recognition exercise, sentence stress analysis for spoken practice.
English: Stress - Timed Language I
Pre-intermediate to upper intermediate level lesson focusing on improving pronunciation by awareness raising and practice of stress-timing in spoken English.
"Guilty" is a fun classroom game which encourages students to communicate using past tenses. The game can be played by all levels and can be monitored for varying degrees of accuracy.
Shoplifting - Always Wrong or Sometimes Right?
The lesson encourages to students to discuss when / if shoplifting is ever acceptable and includes role cards for group discussions.
TV Episode Lesson Plan
Bring students up to a level of listening comprehension which helps them feel confident with coping with full, normal-speed listening texts, conversation for ESL English classes.
"Press Conference" is great for small groups and classes of about six people and up. It stresses listening, speaking, and overall conversation.