This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level B1 is about texting. Students will take part in a discussion and read an article.




Students do lots of texting in their L1 and are often keen to learn how to text in English too. In this lesson students have a discussion, learn some useful texting abbreviations and read an article about texting and literacy.




Lower Intermediate B1


60 minutes


  • To help students understand text message abbreviations
  • To develop students’ reading skills
  • To develop students’ speaking and listening skills


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Worksheets: download

By Katherine Bilsborough

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