phrases for business meetings
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 75 min
Loading

I’m afraid that’s outside the scope of this meeting

Business

In this lesson, students reflect on ways to make a business meeting more productive and practise some useful phrases for business meetings. They also act out typical workplace situations.

C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Behind every success there are dozens of failures

Business General

In this lesson about success and failure students watch an interview with Jeff Bezos and learn a few idioms related to failure. They also put them into practice through a role-play activity involving different aspects of business failures.

third conditional
B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 75 min
Loading

If he hadn’t pressed the button, nothing would have happened

General

In this lesson about hypothetical situations in the past, students learn the Third Conditional in English and practise its structure through a variety of written and oral activities.

vague language in English
B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

It’s kind of my favourite stuff (vague language)

General

In this lesson, students watch a video and learn how to use some vague language in English while talking about their favourite things in life.

comparative and superlative adjectives
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
Standard Lesson 75 min
Loading

Better. Faster. Stronger (comparative and superlative adjectives)

General Technology

In this lesson based on a video about technology then and now, students learn and practise comparative and superlative adjectives while discussing how their favourite gadgets have changed over time. 

C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Closing the gender pay gap

Business General

With this lesson plan, students talk about gender stereotypes, watch a video and discuss the factors driving the gender pay gap. They also reflect on solutions to this problem and discover some expressions with the word root.

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Gift giving

General

In this lesson plan about gift giving students discover expressions with the word gift. They also practise their listening skills with a video clip from Friends and share their experience of giving and receiving gifts.

indefinite pronouns
B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 90 min
Loading

Everyone has it, but no one can lose it: indefinite pronouns

General

With this lesson plan students learn how to use indefinite pronouns and get the opportunity to put them into practice through a series of written and oral exercises.

lesson about emojis
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Are emojis making us dumber?

General

In this lesson about emojis students not only learn words to describe some common features of nonverbal communication, but they also watch a video and reflect on the role of emojis in digital communication.

sense verbs and adjectives
B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Could you live without your sense of smell?

General

In this lesson students practise their listening skills, revise sense verbs and learn to describe objects using sense verbs and adjectives.

lesson plan on global problems
C2 / Proficiency
Standard Lesson 90 min
Loading

Tackling the world’s most pervasive issues

Global Issues

With this lesson plan on global problems students will learn some advanced language (adjectives and verbs) to talk about the world’s issues. They’ll also watch a video about reducing food insecurity.

lesson about kindness and irregular past forms
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
Standard Lesson 75 min
Loading

Kindness means everything (irregular past forms)

General

In this lesson based on a video about kindness, students revise irregular past forms, practise them by re-telling a story in the past and eventually tell their own stories.

expressions with good and bad
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 45 min
Loading

When bad means good

General

In this lesson students discover different meanings as well as expressions with good and bad. They also get an opportunity to put them into practice while reacting to some real-life situations.

party people dancing and learning party words and phrases
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

The best shindig ever!

General

In this lesson students watch a video on how to host a party, learn and practise some informal party words and phrases and engage in a role-play. Just a friendly reminder – this is a lesson for adults.

blockchain applications
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Blockchain: there’s more to it than crypto

Business Technology

In this lesson about blockchain applications, students get an opportunity to practise their listening skills and learn some advanced collocations.

expressing cause and effect
B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Today’s teens are going through a lot (cause and effect)

General

In this lesson, students learn and practise expressing cause and effect, discover new collocations and discuss problems faced by modern teenagers.

describing homes
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
Standard Lesson 45 min
Loading

What is your dream home?

Design & Art General

In this lesson students talk about their dream homes, revise vocabulary for describing homes and put it into practice through various speaking activities.

listening for details
B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Would you like to work a four-day week? (listening for details)

Business

In this lesson students will watch a video on a four-day work week, improve their listening for details skills and and reflect on the positive and negative aspects of working four days a week.

1 2 3 9

Subscribe to get premium content

Join ESL Brains, save time and up your teaching game with our ready-to-use lesson worksheets and flipped classroom lesson plans, both in digital and printable formats.

Subscribe

Stay updated

Title separator

Get info about new lesson plans and website updates straight to your mailbox!

Title separator

ESL Brains

Forgot password?
or continue with