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.

Healthcare

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about their opinion of healthcare, watch a video about the British healthcare system and have a conversation about whether healthcare should be a human right.

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Human Rights

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the importance of human rights, watch a video about the history of human rights and have a conversation about how people’s rights can be protected better.

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Multiculturalism

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about their opinion of multiculturalism, watch a video discussing the pros and cons of multiculturalism, and have a conversation about whether or not multiculturalism has failed.

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Immigration

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the motivations of immigrants, watch a video about the economic benefits of immigration and have a conversation about immigration laws.

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Remembrance Day & Veterans Day

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the history of the two world wars, watch a video about the meaning of Remembrance Day and have a conversation about the importance of honouring those who gave their lives defending their country.

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Corruption

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about corruption in their own country, watch a video about the different kinds of corruption around the world and have a conversation about the consequences of corruption for society.

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Volunteering

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about how volunteering can benefit people, watch a video about the negative side of gap-year volunteering and have a conversation about other impacts volunteers can make.

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Consumerism

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about our why we are obsessed with material possessions, watch a video about how consumerism affects the planet and have a conversation about the the effects of consumerism on society.

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Thanksgiving

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about Thanksgiving, watch a video about its origins and have a conversation about what they are most grateful for in life.

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The Universe

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the Universe, watch a video about how big the Universe is and have a conversation about some philosophical questions about space.

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Overpopulation

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the problem about overpopulation, watch a video about a possible solution and have a conversation about the future consequences of population growth.

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