This lesson plan for teachers of older teenagers and adults at level B1 explores the theme of music. Students will develop their reading, speaking and listening skills.

Caroline Wilkinson


This lesson is about music and, in particular, music festivals, which have become an increasingly popular phenomenon in recent times. The lesson aims to develop speaking and listening skills and provides practice of the sub-skills of reading for gist and reading for specific detail. The students’ own experiences and opinions form the basis of all discussion and extension work.






  • To discuss music tastes and trends
  • To identify the meaning of vocabulary in the context of music festivals
  • To practise reading for gist and specific detail
  • To find out more information about music festivals in the UK and internationally


The plans and worksheets are downloadable below in pdf format .

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