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.

War & Peace

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the causes of war, watch a video about protecting civilians in warzones, and have a conversation about how to prevent war.

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Freedom

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the meaning of freedom, watch a video about free will, and have a conversation about whether freedoms should ever be limited.

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Political Correctness

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about what political correctness means, watch a video about being polite, and have a conversation about whether political correctness has gone mad.

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Petroleum

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the world’s reliance on oil, watch a video about fracking, and have a conversation about how oil affects the world.

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Politics

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about what politics is, watch a video about restoring trust in politics, and have a conversation about politicians.

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Ideologies

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about different ideologies, watch a video about the definition of fascism, and have a conversation about which ideologies are dangerous.

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Conspiracy Theories

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about how some common conspiracy theories, watch a video about why people believe conspiracy theories, and have a conversation about the dangers of conspiracy theories.

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Women’s Rights

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about what women’s rights are and why they are needed, watch a video about the suffragette movement in the US, and have a conversation about the risks and discrimination women face.

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The Police

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about how the police protect and help people, watch a video about community policing, and have a conversation about problems with the police.

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Crime

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the causes of crime, watch a video about how a police force reduced violent crime, and have a conversation about the solutions to crime.

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United States History

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about the origins of the United States, watch a video about the Boston Tea Party, and have a conversation about the most significant events in American history.

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United States Culture

In this ESL lesson plan, students will talk about their favourite things about American culture, watch a video about American food, and have a conversation about how American culture has influenced the world.

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