This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students level B1 is about animals. Students will develop their speaking, reading and writing skills.



In this lesson students practise speaking, reading and writing while talking about the fastest and slowest animals. The grammar focus is comparatives and superlatives with quantifiers. Students also learn some unusual animal vocabulary.


Animals - the fastest and the slowest


Lower Intermediate B1


60 mins


  • To teach students how to use comparatives with quantifiers
  • To revise irregular adjectives
  • To practise agreeing and disagreeing and giving opinions
  • To develop students’ speaking and listening skills


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By Katherine Bilsborough 

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Hi there,I teach a group of Iraqi women in St Leonards area.  I have used the lesson paln and worksheets to run my lesson today. I would say that the materials were  very useful and students enjoyed so much.Many thanks Yaser

Hi YaserGreat to hear such positive feedback!You might be interested in our ESOL Nexus website. There’s a wide range of materials here, which are specifically designed for teachers who are working with learners who are settling in the UK. ESOL Nexus also has page for learners who are working and making their home in the UK.

Hi all,Indeed all the lesson plans and the worksheets are very usefull in our teaching. Therefore we are very gratefull to all the teachers of the Brittish council for their help.All the best wishes to you.bye for now,Kader 287

It’s very well planned lesson.  It should be very much helpful to younger students. Very much effective process indeed. Thanks for  free stuff. There are also  lots of  lesson plans in internet , If any one search in internet they surely get helpful other lesson plans.Jared Seeger

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