This lesson was devised to mark Mindfulness Day, held on September 12th. However, it could be used at any time of year as this is not specifically mentioned. 


This lesson begins by looking at a definition of mindfulness and finding out what students already know. They then read a text about mindfulness, before focusing on vocabulary and grammar from the text. Finally, they carry out a mindfulness activity themselves and discuss the experience.

The text used in the student worksheet for this lesson is available with interactive exercises for learners on our LearnEnglish website 


  • Provide reading and speaking practice around the topic of mindfulness
  • Teach or review a set of mind-related activities, e.g. judging, paying attention. Expand students’ ability to make comparisons with more advanced comparative and superlative structures.

Age and level:

Secondary students and adults at CEF level B1+ or B2


Approximately 50 minutes


The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below.

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Submitted by mariantino on Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:08


I'm sure this lesson will be a great success, especially with adults. Those of us busy at work and at home surely appreciate and seek mindfulness. I also liked the interactive activities a lot. This is a great way to exercise the vocabulary before discussing mindfulness with your students.

Submitted by LisaJ on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 06:25


This is a useful theme, but I can't see "the words in brackets" for question 6. 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Fri, 10/04/2019 - 07:31

In reply to by LisaJ


Hi LisaJ

Thanks for pointing this out! The words the students need are not in brackets - the idea is just for students to rewrite the sentences using the words given in the second line, so that they can practice the structures from question 5.  We'll change the instructions on the lesson plan so that it is clearer.

Hope your students enjoy the lesson!


TE Team


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