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23 Sep 2009

This lesson helps learners to expand their ability to give advice and practises their pronunciation.

18 Sep 2009

This lesson plan for teachers of adults at intermediate level explores the theme of adjusting to a new environment. Students will...

18 Sep 2009
 

This lesson plan for teachers of adults at intermediate level explores the theme of Demographic change. Students will develop their...

18 Sep 2009

OPENCities is a collaboration project between the British Council, European Commission, City Governments world-wide, and a growing range...

17 Sep 2009

This lesson plan for teachers of adults at intermediate level explores the theme of European cities. Students will develop their...

09 Sep 2009

This lesson plan helps learners develop reading skills and reinforces forms of the present tense.

15 Jul 2009

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at pre intermediate level explores the theme of TV programmes. Students will make...

28 May 2009

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at intermediate level explores the theme of success and fame. Students will make...

13 May 2009

This lesson explores the theme of sustainable living in relation to transport.

03 Dec 2008

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at pre-intermediate level and above explores the theme of advertising. Students...

07 Nov 2008

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at lower intermediate level explores the theme of ‘The Emperor's new clothes' by...

08 Oct 2008

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at intermediate level and above explores the theme of writing emails. Students...

31 Jul 2008

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at intermediate level and above explores the theme of phrasal verbs. Students will...

23 Jun 2008

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

11 Jan 2008

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B2/C1 explores the theme of phrasal Shakespeare. Students will develop...

21 Dec 2007

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at advanced explores the theme of the weather. Students will have an opportunity...

12 Jun 2007

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at pre-Intermediate and above explores the theme of the Northern Ireland. Students...

11 May 2007

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

11 May 2007

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

16 Feb 2006

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at upper intermediate level explores the theme of St. Patrick's Day. Students will...

29 Mar 2005

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at intermediate level and above explores the theme of Hamlet's soliloquy. Students...

10 Jan 2005

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B1/B2 and above explores the theme of telling the tale ‘The Little Red...

15 Nov 2004

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at Pre-intermediate level and above explores the theme of mobile phones. Students...

Science and cloning
04 Oct 2004

This lesson plan for teachers of secondary school children between the ages of 12-18 years at intermediate level and above explores the...

26 Jul 2004

This lesson plan gives learners the opportunity to participate in the storytelling process.

20 Feb 2004

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at intermediate level and above explores the theme of branding and brand names....

04 Dec 2003

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at intermediate level and above explores the theme of things to do in a city at...

07 Jul 2003

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at pre intermediate level and above explores the theme of alternative power....

17 Nov 2002

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at ESOL level 1 explores the theme of cafes. Students will have an opportunity to...

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  • Introduction:OPENCities 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...
  • Introduction:This lesson plan explores some of the issues associated with cultural and environmental adjustments and looks at some of ways in which these have impacted on the lives of migrants in different cities and countries. This is a strong...
  • The plan is suitable for primary learners at B1 and above and explores the topic of monkey facts and abilities. Introduction This lesson exploits a story to develop the reading and vocabulary of primary-age learners. One of the main aims of using...
  • Introduction In this lesson the students will look at the television viewing habits of young people in the UK and compare them to the habits of young people in their own country. They will begin by making television posters, then they will do a...
  • IntroductionThis double topic deals with success, something we are all keen to have in our lives and fame, something many of us are not. This lesson was created for Intermediate level students but could be adapted for other levels.Planning a series...
  • This lesson introduces primary learners to the concept of sustainable living. Learners will become aware of being able to make a difference in protecting the environment. The class works in small groups as well as a whole class. They carry out a...
  • Introduction In this lesson students produce a storyboard for an advertisement. It's suitable for pre-intermediate level and above. The exercises in this lesson introduce some of the elements of advertisements such as slogans. There is a...
  • Introduction This lesson is aimed at lower intermediate students. It could be adapted for use with higher and lower levels. This particular lesson uses an adapted version of ‘The Emperor's new clothes' by Hans Christian Andersen, but other stories...
  • The main focus of this lesson will be on writing semi-formal emails, and the students will send an email to a tourist information centre of their choice using the rules they will have studied in the first half of the lesson. I have done this lesson...
  • IntroductionThis lesson is a self-contained lesson which presents ten phrasal verbs in the context of a dialogue. Students focus on the meaning of those phrasal verbs through a vocabulary and meaning matching exercise. Students then do controlled...
  • Introduction:This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out more about Scotland. It is one of a collection of four Destination UK lesson plans that look at the four countries that make up the UK.Students will have the chance to read about...
  • IntroductionIn these lessons students will learn about Shakespeare the man, Shakespeare the poet and Shakespeare the dramatist. They will discover one of his most famous comedies, Much Ado about Nothing, and will have the opportunity to re-enact one...
  • Introduction Students will also have an opportunity to practise pronunciation, word stress and collocations connected with the weather. The plan is based around a text originally from the British Council LearnEnglish website about the weather....
  • The materials for this lesson are currently being reviewed and will be available again soon Introduction This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out more about Northern Ireland. It is one of a collection of four Destination UK lesson...
  •   Introduction This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out more about Wales. It is one of a collection of four Destination UK lesson plans that look at the four countries that make up the UK. They will have the chance to read about...
  • Introduction This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out more about England. It is one of a collection of four Destination UK lesson plans that look at the four countries that make up the UK. They will have the chance to read about...
  • IntroductionThe aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading an article about St. Patrick's Day for specific information and then the opportunity to talk about the customs and traditions of their own country's national day.The plan is...
  • This lesson looks at a very well-known Shakespeare text, Hamlet's soliloquy, which begins 'To be or not to be'.Its main objectives are for learners to enjoy working with a Shakespearean text (which can be very motivating) and improve their...
  • Introduction The ability to tell stories, jokes and anecdotes is an important part of our everyday communication both in and out of the language classroom. During this lesson, learners will have the opportunity to tell a story as it is happening,...
  • Introduction 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...
  • Introduction This lesson is aimed at secondary school children between the ages of 12-18 years. The focus of the lesson is on oral communication and the content and theme of the class, science and cloning, attempts to link the student's knowledge...
  • The plan is suitable for primary learners at A1 and above and is based on a story about a diamond theft at the Rio Carnival in Brazil.  Introduction Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a variety of ways to teach a range...
  • Introduction This is an integrated skills lesson which involves some discussion, reading and writing. It explores the area of 'brands' and the associations we have with particular brand names. During this lesson students will rank their favourite...
  • IntroductionReading can sometimes be a very solitary experience and many teachers prefer to get students to do it at home, but with the right kind of text and the right tasks, reading can be turned into a fun, collaborative and communicative...
  • Introduction This lesson focuses on developing understanding of a text about a car that runs on air. The exercises guide the students through developing an understanding of the key areas of the text. They also develop the ability to deduce the...
  • IntroductionThis lesson presents vocabulary relating to cafes. They also practise reading and ordering instructions and a short dialogue.  They practise a short role play.Topic CafesLevel ESOL Entry 1Time60-90 minsAimsTo name items found in cafésTo...
  • Introduction: There's a school in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, where more than twenty languages are spoken. That's a truly multicultural school! This lesson raises students’ awareness of the UK’s cultural diversity by watching a short video...
  • In this lesson learners will plan and create their own activity book for the summer holidays. First they will do two reading activities to prepare them. They will then look at some ideas for pages they can include in their own books. They will work...
  • Introduction In this simple lesson students will have a chance to speak freely about different aspects of their future life, while the teacher guides them (with the students' help) to the best available grammar forms in order to do so.  Topic...

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