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03 Dec 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at Intermediate level and above explores the theme of London. Students will...

16 Nov 2010

This lesson plan for primary learners revises the use of the present continuous.

02 Nov 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B1 and above explores the theme of social media. Students will create an...

20 Oct 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers at level A2/B1 and above explores the theme of space exploration. Students will learn more...

12 Oct 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers at intermediate level and above explores the theme of tattoos. Students will design a tattoo...

11 Aug 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B1 and above explores news stories. Students will build their vocabulary...

12 Jul 2010

This lesson plan for A1 level primary learners aged 5 to 6 years old explores ecology, the environment and nutrition. 

12 Jul 2010

This lesson plan for A1 level primary learners aged 9 to 10 years old explores racism, prejudice and tolerance.

12 Jul 2010

This lesson plan for A1 level primary learners aged 7 to 8 years old explores the theme of rain in the African savannah.

30 Jun 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage students at Pre-Intermediate level and above is based on the theme of litter. Students will...

25 Jun 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level A2/B1 is based on the theme of money and magazines. Students will...

17 Jun 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level B1 is based on the theme of school. Students will develop their...

26 May 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level B1 is based on the theme of neighbours. Students will develop their...

29 Apr 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teen and adult students looks at collocations with money. Students will read a text and deduce meaning...

31 Mar 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level B1 and above is based on the theme of climate change. Students will...

24 Mar 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level A2 and above is based on the theme of climate change. Students will...

17 Mar 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level A2 and above is based on the theme of water shortage. Students will...

03 Mar 2010

This lesson plan for A1 level primary learners aged 5 to 6 years old helps raise awareness about visual impairment.

12 Feb 2010

This lesson plan for A2 level primary learners aged 9 to 10 years old explores the theme of bullying.

12 Feb 2010

This lesson plan for A1 level primary learners aged 9 to 10 years old raises awareness about children with a disability.

12 Feb 2010

This lesson plan for A1 level primary learners aged 9 to 10 years old helps in raising awareness about recycling.

12 Feb 2010

This lesson plan for A1 level primary learners aged 7 to 8 years old explores the complexities of communication. 

10 Feb 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at intermediate level and above is based on the theme of telling stories....

03 Feb 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at intermediate level and above is based on the theme of the UK. Students...

27 Jan 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at Intermediate level and above is based on the theme of politics. Students...

27 Jan 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at level B1 and above is based on the theme of Regional Geography. Students...

20 Jan 2010

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at Pre-Intermediate level and above is based on the theme of news reports....

02 Dec 2009

This lesson plan for teachers of teenage and adult students at intermediate level and above is based on the theme of new words. Students...

04 Nov 2009

The aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading for information and argument in an article about consumer society and...

07 Oct 2009

This lesson is based on the theme of jobs. Learners will expand their vocabulary, focusing primarily on jobs, and improve their reading...

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  • IntroductionThis lesson looks at recent developments in the search for habitable planets and opens up the topic of the possibility of life on other planets.TopicSpace exploration to find habitable planets AgeTeenage/adult LevelA2/B1 Timing60-90 mins...
  • IntroductionThis lesson asks students to discuss ways of changing their image before reading an informative article about tattoos. They then design a new image for a client of their company and then for themselves before discussing at what age they...
  • Introduction Where were you when you heard about ...? There are some news stories which leave nobody in any difficulty when answering this question, so even allowing for sensitivity to certain subjects in a classroom situation, there are already...
  • This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Peas! Learners will develop awareness of nutrition as well as sing a song and give a presentation. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through...
  • This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Tusk Tusk. Learners will make a poster on elephants and give a presentation of the story. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children'...
  • This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Rain. Learners will make an African animal booklet and give a presentation of the story. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children's...
  • Introduction This lesson introduces learners to some of the main issues related to litter, through poetry, and raises awareness of what can be done to reduce it. Topic Litter, poetry Level Pre-Intermediate and above Time 60-90 minutes Aims...
  • Introduction This lesson takes a light-hearted look at money and magazines. Students invent their extremely wealthy future selves and then take turns to be journalists interviewing and writing for 'Rich!!' magazine.  Topic Wealth/magazine...
  • Introduction A little imagination, that is, on both the teacher’s and the students’ part, can transcend the boundaries of an otherwise mundane topic and provide plenty to talk about for a couple of hours. Even those topic areas seen as non-starters...
  • IntroductionNeutral topics tend to revolve around everyday things, but do give everybody chance to talk. And after all, you can make anything interesting if you try. This speaking lesson is all about neighbours - something nearly all students will...
  • Introduction The lesson aims to raise students' awareness of verbs which collocate with ‘money' and give them practice of using them. and promote learner autonomy by encouraging the deduction of meaning of unknown lexis from context. Topic Money...
  • Introduction This lesson introduces learners to some of the main issues related to climate change. Learners focus on dictionary skills and the pronunciation of strong and weak syllables in long words. Focusing on the lexis in detail will help them...
  • Introduction This lesson looks at ways the learners can take to reduce their impact on climate change. Learners will carry out two surveys and summarise their findings as a report. Topic Being green Level A2+ Time 60-90 minutes Aims: To...
  • Introduction This lesson looks at the causes of water shortages locally and internationally, and learners will produce a poster giving advice on saving water in the home or in the school. Topic  Water shortages Level A2+ Timing 60-90 minutes...
  • This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook The Very Busy Spider. Learners will make a touchy feely book and give a presentation of the story. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through...
  • This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Is it because? Learners will make an anti-bullying poster and give a presentation of the story. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through...
  • This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Susan Laughs. Learners will make a personalised or class book based on the story and give a presentation. It forms part of the Promoting diversity...
  • This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook What if? Learners will make a leaflet on beach safety and give a presentation. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children's...
  • This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Little Beauty. Learners will make a class poster based on friendship and differences and give a presentation. It forms part of the Promoting...
  • Introduction Narrative, telling stories and anecdotes forms an important part of our everyday communication. This lesson is aimed at developing the ability to tell stories or anecdotes. The lesson is based on an idea from 'Once Upon a time' by...
  • IntroductionIn this lesson, learners read about the different countries of the UK: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.They practise reading for specific information, and guessing the meaning of words from the context, both important...
  • Introduction This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out about the political system in the UK and to discuss the attitude of many young people towards politics Topic Politics Level Intermediate and above Timing 60-90 mins Aims...
  • Introduction In previous methodology articles I have outlined the theory behind Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and provided a framework for CLIL-type lessons, particularly suited to learners studying content-based subjects in...
  • Introduction This lesson takes a process approach to developing writing skills. It is staged so that students are guided through the processes of collecting information and deciding how they will structure it within the text before they begin to...
  • IntroductionThis lesson looks at how new words are created in English. It encourages learners to analyse words they already know and to understand more about meaning from form. It also encourages them to experiment with new words and possible...
  • IntroductionThe aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading for information and argument in an article about consumer society and give them an opportunity to discuss their opinions about the topicThe plan is based around a text from...
  • Introduction In the lesson, learners start by discussing their own jobs and categorising a variety of others. They then identify and exchange information through a jigsaw reading activity and discuss which given jobs were considered happy or...
  • This lesson uses a grammar chant to introduce and practise the grammar needed ('should'/'shouldn't') to offer advice, while focusing on natural pronunciation features of stress and rhythm. The learners have the opportunity to practise the forms in a...
  • IntroductionOPENCities is a collaboration project between the British Council, European Commission, City Governments world-wide, and a growing range of institutional partners. The lesson plans in this series aim to support understanding of the...
  • IntroductionOPENCities is a collaboration project between the British Council, European Commission, City Governments world-wide, and a growing range of institutional partners. The lesson plans in this series aim to support understanding of the...

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