This lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at level B1 explores the theme of education and school. Students will present their ideal school to students.


British kids are having problems at school. In this lesson, students read about a TV chef who wants to improve education in Britain. They invent their ideal school and then present their ideas to their classmates.


Education and school


Intermediate B1


60 minutes


  • To help students talk about education
  • To develop students’ reading skills
  • To expand students’ vocabulary
  • To develop students’ speaking and listening


Lesson plan: download

Worksheets: download

By Sally Trowbridge

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Thanks for the lesson plan Sally! Talking about ideal schools is always a winning idea and Jamie's Dream School gives a great starting point. There are lots of clips on Youtube which could be used as an introduction to the lesson. Check out the Dream School Youtube channel: 

Thank you, Jo! I am preparing my model lesson 'What's Your School Like?' (by Move Ahead-2, Macmillan) - and the resources that you and Sally provided back in 2011 are just in time for me in March 2013:)

Good luck with your lesson Miss Inna! Let us know how it goes. Sally

Thanks for a brilliant idea, will try in with my B1 Spanish kids Friday and see what happens.

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