This lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at level B1 explores the theme of the countryside. Students will develop their reading, speaking and listening skills.



This lesson is about the countryside and, in particular, National Parks and UK rural tourist attractions. The lesson practises speaking and listening skills through discussion and an information-gap activity. The main text in the lesson provides practice of the sub-skills of reading for gist and specific detail.


The countryside




90 minutes (plus extension activities)


  • To introduce and discover more about various aspects of the British countryside  
  • To identify the meaning of vocabulary in the context of countryside and National Parks
  • To practise reading for specific detail and gist 
  • To discuss the importance of the preservation of the countryside and attitudes towards rural areas and National Parks
  • To ask and respond to questions about countryside attractions in the UK


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By Caroline Wilkinson

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Thank you sooooooooooooo much for all the creative and thorough lesson plans! I love the video which is very clear and interesting. I am going to use it with a small group of adults and I am sure they will love it! Shall tell you when it's done.

Thanks for your comment Mariethe - glad you find the lesson plans useful - we hope your students enjoy them too!

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