This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at CEFR level B1 explores the theme of creativity and innovation. Students will focus on using the past simple and present perfect tenses. 

A paper tree growing out of a book representing creativity


This lesson is all about creativity and innovation. Students start with a discussion about creativity, then read texts about three British inventions of the 20th century. They practise using the past simple and present perfect tenses in the context of their own experiences and achievements. 

Teachers can either print student worksheets or use a presentation. 


Creativity and Innovation

Learning outcomes:

  • Explain what creativity means and how it impacts on people's lives
  • Read a text about creative people and identify the meanings of words related to creativity and innovation
  • Use the past simple and present perfect tenses to describe personal experiences and achievements

Age and level:

13-17, Adults (B1)


70 minutes


The materials can be downloaded below.

  • Lesson plan
  • Student worksheet
  • Presentation
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