Conversation lesson - School

      A little imagination, that is, on both the teacher’s and the students’ part, can transcend the boundaries of an otherwise mundane topic and provide plenty to talk about for a couple of hours.

      Even those topic areas seen as non-starters can keep a class going for a lesson, provided activities are well structured and each stage is different, challenging, and does not last too long.

      Topic: School

      Age: Teenage/adult

      Level: B1+ (can be adapted)

      Timing: up to two hours


      • To develop fluency through a range of speaking activities
      • To introduce related vocabulary

      Plan components

      Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure.

      Download lesson plan 150k pdf

      Worksheets: worksheets which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

      • Running dictation
      • Choosing a school
      • Discussion

      Download worksheets 141k pdf

      Chris Trickett

      The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment below and save it on your computer.

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      Lesson plan: Conversation lesson - School150.26 KB
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      Average: 3.8 (95 votes)


      Loretta.S's picture
      Submitted on 30 July, 2010 - 17:19

      There is always such great lessons here to use for our students. Thank you so much for taking the time to share them all with us. We all need different and innovative ways to teach, and this is sure one of them.

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      agayeva shefeq7394
      Submitted on 24 May, 2011 - 01:12

      My students chiefly like speaking activities.There are diverse activities in this lesson plan.I think the will enjoy this lesson exceedingly.Thanks for sharing!

      erjonvreko's picture
      Submitted on 31 January, 2012 - 14:13

      thanks for sharing 

      weerabandaraw's picture
      Submitted on 2 February, 2012 - 08:00

      Really interesting materials 

      watari's picture
      Submitted on 25 August, 2012 - 12:27

      Thank you for sharing lesson.