This lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at Intermediate level and above explores the theme of well-known paintings. Students will practice their listening and writing skills.


What are the five best paintings in the world? In this lesson students read about well-known paintings and look at art vocabulary. They listen to a dictation to complete a text describing a painting. Students then write a short description of a picture they have seen. Students finish by making their own 'top five' lists.




Intermediate B2


60 - 90 minutes


  • To help students describe well-known paintings
  • To develop students' listening and writing skills
  • To expand students' vocabulary


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Upper intermediate: B2

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