This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B1/B2 explores the theme of international heroes and sidekicks. Students will focus on pronunciation and question forming


This lesson asks students to talk about international heroes and sidekicks as well as similar characters from local popular culture. It includes pronunciation work on adjectives to describe personality and question formation practice.


Heroes and sidekicks from popular culture 

Low intermediate B1/B2
60-90 mins
  • To help students talk about familiar fictional characters
  • To develop students’ reading skills 
  • To develop students’ pronunciation skills
  • To develop students’ communication skills


Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure. lesson plan

Worksheets: can be printed out for use in class.

worksheet - eight tasks

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By Sally Trowbridge

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Incorporating the concept of heroes in a lesson plan is an awesome idea. Kids should also be taught that heros are not just people who does a one time great thing. Your neighbor next door, the fireman, the police officer and other could also be heroes and being heroes are not just exeuting feats of Superman or Spiderman, but the selfless thoughts and actions for others' well being.

I tried it in my class with 6 th grade. They liked it. To my surprise they knew all the heroes and sidekicks in the lesson plan. I was obliged to cut down the lesson plan as our lessons lasts 45 minutes.  Thank you for the lesson plan that involves student's attention.

This is great topic for the teenagers. I have used this lesson plan as I know they are interested in books, movies, etc. about heroes. when I elicited what the student know about Batman this automatically gave them some motivation and interest. Also cut up strips, mingle and match activity was useful. Thanks!

A good lesson plan but I don't know if I agree with the syllable counts.

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