General English ESL Lesson Plans

Our general English ESL lesson plans are designed to help intermediate and advanced students of English boost their confidence when speaking. Each ESL lesson plan is focused on a topic of conversation and also includes vocabulary, listening, reading, and writing activities to improve all language skills.

The Circular Economy

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about what the circular economy is, watch a video about how the circular economy could reduce plastic waste, and have a conversation about the effect of the circular economy on society.

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Black Friday

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the origins and their experiences of Black Friday, watch a video about some crazy things that have happened on Black Friday, and have a conversation about the effect of Black Friday on society.

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Nightlife

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the best nightlife in their cities, watch a video about the most famous nightlife destinations in the world, and have a conversation about the negative effects of nightlife.

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Science

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about what science is, watch a video about the most important scientific discoveries, and have a conversation about science denial.

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Inspiration

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about where people get their inspiration from, watch a video about the life of Martin Luther King, and have a conversation about inspirational people.

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Natural Disasters

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about how to help people affected by natural disasters, watch a video about climate change and natural disasters, and have a conversation about how to survive various natural disasters.

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Television

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about their favourite TV shows, watch a video about the greatest TV shows of all time, and have a conversation about the effect TV has had on society.

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Ancient Mysteries

In this ESL lesson plan, students will try to explain various ancient mysteries, watch a video about the Lost City of Atlantis, and have a conversation about why we are so fascinated with ancient mysteries.

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Water

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about how important water is, watch a video about the decreasing availability of clean water, and have a conversation about how water as a human right.

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The Future

In this ESL lesson plan, students will make predictions about the future, watch a video about future population growth, and have a conversation about how society might be different in the future.

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Football / Soccer

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about their favourite teams, watch a video about Pele, and have a conversation about issues in the game.

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The Home

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about different types of homes, watch a video about cool homes around the world, and have a conversation about their dream home.

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