This lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at intermediate level and above explores the theme of personal interests, likes and dislikes. Learners will develop their speaking and listening skills.


This lesson provides learners with a live listening on the topic of the teacher’s personal interests and opinions. The learners then use this as a model to talk about similar topics with their classmates, using basic tenses and a variety of structures.


Personal interests, likes and dislikes


CEFR level A2/B1


60-90 minutes


  • To help learners focus on fluency when speaking
  • To develop learners’ communication skills
  • To develop learners’ listening skills


The lesson plan and worksheets are downloadable in pdf format - right click on the attachment below and save it on your computer.

First published in 2010

Find out more about the benefits of pair work and group work in our teacher development module Understanding speaking – maximising interaction.

Language level
Language Level: 
Pre-intermediate: A2