This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers at level B1 explores the theme of festivals. Students will read about different festivals and invent an exciting new one.


This is an integrated skills lesson, in which students will discuss festivals in their countries/ their favourite festivals. They will then work in groups of 3-4 to read and complete comprehension questions on different texts describing the reasons behind and the customs practised in four different festivals from different parts of the world. They will then share the information about their festival and discuss which one they would like to attend and why. Finally they will work together to invent and describe an imaginary festival to celebrate a calendar event such as the middle of winter, the first day of autumn, etc.




B1 (plus some above-level vocabulary necessary for particular festivals)


50-60 minutes


  1. To develop integrated skills: reading, speaking and writing around the topic of festivals
  2. To learn and practice vocabulary for describing festivals


All the materials for this lesson plan can be downloaded below

Jill Hadfield


Hi, This is a god send! Thank you, it's just what I need for my adult session here in wet and windy Tenerife.

Thank you, great activity for my adult group.

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