Lesson plans

Our lesson plans give you a series of activities to use in your classroom, including procedure and worksheets to download. The lessons can be accessed by most recent or by CEF level.

TeachingEnglish monthly lesson plan - World Cup

Football and motivation

Our monthly lesson for June focuses on the Fifa World Cup in Brazil and uses activities from the British Council's Premier Skills English website to look at the theme of motivation. Motivation is an essential part of learning a skill. This lesson combines traditional approaches to motivation with the role of a self-concept in motivation.

Space - the sun, moon, stars and planets

This lesson plan uses a number of online and downloadable resources from the LearnEnglish Kids website. In this lesson, children play a game using vocabulary about space, sing a song about travelling to the sun, listen and read a story about a fictional planet, and design their own story with support from a structured template, and then write about it.

Weird museums

In this lesson students practise word building in preparation for part 3 of the Use of English test in the FCE exam. Through a series of activities students will become more aware of word ‘families’, enabling them to do the Use of English (part 3) more successfully.

Monthly lesson plan - April 2014: Planning and writing a story

This lesson uses materials in the writing skills section on LearnEnglish Teens and focuses on helping students plan and write a story.

Monthly lesson plan - Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature and our monthly lesson plan for March looks at this event in more detail. Students watch a promotional video for Earth Hour, read a text about Earth Hour in the UK, and talk about issues related to the topic. Students listen to a song from the video as an extension activity.

Monthly lesson plan - Online safety

February 11th is Safer Internet Day. To help raise awareness of this important issue, our monthly lesson plan for February 2014 is all about online safety and young learners.

In this lesson, students start by talking about how they use the internet, they then watch a video about online safety and read about staying safe online. They do a speaking activity based on the video and the text, and finish by making a poster with their top tips for staying safe online.

Monthly lesson plan - This year I...

In this lesson, students are introduced to and discuss the topic of New Year resolutions, while focusing on the form and use of ‘going to’ to express personal intentions.

Monthly lesson plan - Movember

In this lesson students read about the Movember charity, discuss issues related to charities and health, then join an ‘imaginary’ online chat group to organise their own charity event.

Monthly lesson plan

Monthly lesson plan - A tour of London

In this lesson students practise vocabulary of famous places in London, listen to a light-hearted recording of a guided tour on an open top bus in London, check their comprehension, and then do a speaking activity based on the listening.

Food issues

This lesson plan has been developed to support the IATEFL Global Issues SIG and their October event focusing on Food issues. The lesson looks at two food-related topics: School dinners and Britain's Snack culture.


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