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.

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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Cost-Of-Living Crisis

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about increasing prices, watch a video about why the cost-of-living crisis happened, and have a conversation about how the crisis will affect the world.

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Italy

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about Italian culture, watch a video about Italian Unification, and have a conversation about Italy’s place in the world.

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Germany

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about German culture, watch a video about the Berlin Wall, and have a conversation about Germany’s place in the world.

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France

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about French culture, watch a video about the French Revolution, and have a conversation about France’s place in the world.

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Kindness & Helping

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about what it means to be kind, watch a video about how being kind affects other people, and have a conversation about the different ways people can help each other.

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