basic collocations with give
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

What are you glad to give?

General Global Issues

This lesson sparks a discussion on the act of giving while practising using relevant collocations and phrases. Explore the profound theme of altruism and generosity through a video and texts that foster a deeper understanding of the impact of giving.

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min / 45 min
Loading

Would you allow yourself to be bored?

General

Is boredom always a bad thing? Or can it sometimes be good for us? Challenge your students to an unusual discussion based on an intriguing article!

Business English flipped lesson
C1 / Advanced
Flipped Lesson 60 min
Loading

What if we redefined ambition?

Business General

Embark on a thought-provoking exploration of ambition! This lesson encourages students to critically examine traditional notions of success and consider alternative perspectives on personal fulfilment and well-being.

talk about life balance
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

The four burners theory

Lifestyle

With this lesson, students will definitely enjoy talking about life balance and learning useful vocabulary on the topic. Show them the vlog about the four burners theory and let them reflect on their experiences.

ESL lesson about happiness
B2 / Upper Intermediate | C1 / Advanced
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
Loading

Happiness is…

Lifestyle

In this ESL lesson about happiness, students talk about the feeling, watch a video and discuss happiness myths. The teacher can also choose to do an optional vocabulary activity with students.  

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate | B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

From city to country

Lifestyle

In this lesson about living in the country or a city, students learn some phrases, watch a video, and read a short article.

jokes and humour
C1 / Advanced | C2 / Proficiency
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
Loading

You think this is a joke?

General

In this lesson students talk about jokes and humour. They discuss different types of jokes, listen to a podcast, share their thoughts about humour and even try to make some jokes themselves. 

reflexive pronouns
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

How to be happy

Grammar Lifestyle

In this lesson, students watch a video and learn how to use reflexive pronouns. They also talk about happiness. 

intermediate speaking lesson
B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Speaking Class 45 min / 60 min
Loading

When every day is a day off

General

With this intermediate speaking lesson plan, students get lots of opportunities to talk about retirement. They watch a short video, discuss retirement laws in their countries and plan their own retirement.

lesson about family and relationships
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

We get on really well!

General

In this lesson about family and relationships, students talk about family members, friends, and other people close to them. They also watch a video and practise some conjunctions used to give reasons. 

adjectives to describe people
B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

I’m an introvert and I love it!

General

In this lesson, students watch a video about introverts, learn and practise adjectives to describe people, and discuss what being an introvert or an extrovert is.

B1 / Intermediate | B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
Loading

Senior roommates

Global Issues Lifestyle

In this lesson, students talk about the idea of senior citizens living together, do a word formation activity, and discuss retirement.

expressions with make
B2 / Upper Intermediate
Flipped Lesson 60 min
Loading

Life-changing decisions

Lifestyle

In this lesson students learn some expressions with ‘mind’, watch a video and discuss life-changing decisions. 

animated video for English classes
B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

A fully automated world

Technology

In this lesson about technology, students watch an animated video about a fully automated world and learn some vocabulary to talk about technological progress.

Present Perfect and Past Simple
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate | B1 / Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

You’re never too old for great things

Grammar Lifestyle

In this lesson, students learn the differences between Present Perfect and Past Simple. They also practise using the two tenses, watch a video and talk about active lives of elderly people. 

B2 / Upper Intermediate
Critical Reading Club 30 min
Loading

Is it easy to be kind?

General

In this lesson students talk about how acts of kindness are perceived nowadays, practise some useful phrases used in the article they read at home, and discuss how kind they would be in different situations. 

travel worksheet for pre-intermediate students
A2 / Pre‐Intermediate
Standard Lesson 60 min
Loading

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer

Lifestyle

With this travel worksheet, pre-intermediate students can talk about how travelling changes them and learn some useful vocabulary. They also read a short text, watch a video about dream travel destinations and write an email.

advanced speaking lesson
C1 / Advanced
Standard Lesson 90 min
Loading

Families – extended, nuclear, chosen

Global Issues Lifestyle

In this advanced speaking lesson students will practise some vocabulary and watch a video about the history of the nuclear family. They will also discuss some statistics and talk about the changing family model.

1 2
See all topics

Subscribe to get premium content

Subscribe to get access to professional, ready-to-use lesson plans in both digital and printable formats. Discover a variety of lesson types: Standard Lessons, Speaking Classes, Critical Reading Club worksheets and Flipped Classroom lesson plans.

Subscribe
Title separator

ESL Brains

Forgot password?
or continue with