Find a range of lesson plans to use with teenage learners at pre-intermediate level. All of our lessons are designed around themes that are engaging and relevant to secondary learners and can be used to complement your school curriculum, giving students an opportunity to develop their English language and skills in motivating and enjoyable ways. Written by young learner experts from around the world, our lesson plans are easy to use and aim to give your students the skills and confidence they need to enjoy learning English.

Fast fashion

Use this lesson with secondary students to explore the issues surrounding fast fashion.


Access the face-to-face and online teaching versions of this lesson plan exploring the theme of chocolate.

Plastic-free is not easy

This lesson raises awareness of how much unnecessary plastic is used in packaging and asks students to look at alternatives.

An English action plan

A lot of people make resolutions at the beginning of a new year and January is a good time for language learners to think about what they can do to maximise their learning in the year ahead.

Smoking stinks

Focusing on speaking, vocabulary and writing, this lesson aims to raise awareness of the many reasons not to smoke tobacco.

The months of the year

All over the world we have unique names for the months of the year, often with historical or cultural references.

Online safety for teenagers

It is important that online safety is discussed with teenagers who might not always be aware of dangers, especially in a world in which more and more young people are spending more and more time online.

World Book Day

This is an this integrated skills lesson, aimed at young learners with an English level of A2 and above to help them learn about World Book Day.

Drawing dictation

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on using prepositions of place to describe and draw a picture.

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