Mobile phones

In this lesson plan the students will have plenty of opportunities to express themselves on the use of mobile phones in public and how they themselves use mobile phones.

They will create and perform telephone conversations, decipher mini text messages, then write and send their own. The lesson plan considers the importance of mobile phones for people today and how 'texting' has changed the way they communicate.

Topic: Mobile phones and text communications

Age: Teenage/adult

Level: Pre-intermediate and above

Timing: 60-90 mins


  • To develop students understanding of telephone and text communications
  • To give students a chance to practise speaking

Plan components

Lesson Plan: guide for teacher on procedure including worksheet tasks and answers to tasks.

Download lesson plan 144k pdf

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

  • A warmer activity
  • A dialogue building task
  • A role-play task
  • A text message reading task
  • A text message writing task
  • A discussion task

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For more information about this topic you can visit these BBC and British Council sites:

Jo Bertrand, Teacher, Materials writer, British Council, Paris

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agayeva shefeq7394

thanks for the lesson plan .I used it my class.It was very fascinating for teenagers, because almost most of them have mobile phones.My students were very enthuastic reading the situation on the card and creating their own simple telephone conversations.It developed their communication skills.