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Innovation is Great

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This lesson plan for teachers of older teenage and adult students level B1 is about innovation and its place in society. Students will take part in a discussion about their own preferences and attitudes towards innovation.



This lesson is about innovation and its place in society. It develops reading and speaking skills and the use of context-specific vocabulary. The students’ own experiences and opinions form the basis of all discussion and extension work.






Timing: 90 minutes +


  • To identify and discuss what innovation is, what it means to be innovative, and the impact that innovation has on individuals and society as a whole.
  • To identify the meaning of and use vocabulary in the context of innovation.
  • To identify some famous examples of innovation and discover more about transport innovation in the UK, while practising reading skills.
  • To identify the form of the past simple passive and use it to talk about important inventions/ discoveries


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Language level
Language Level: 
Intermediate: B1