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There are nearly 300 comprehensive lessons here on esl-lounge Premium, but others are added periodically. If you would like to know what has been added to Premium since your last visit, below you will find the most recently added lesson plans.

Young Learners

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I Don't Play The Piano

Target Language: Present Simple negative, musical instruments.
Description: Practice of forming negative sentences using the Present Simple followed by using this while speaking about musical instruments. A short reading and a transformation exercise is followed by a speaking activity where students create a chain sentence.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL12


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The Gold Coast Welcomes You

Target Language: Infinitive of purpose.
Description: A lesson that practices the use of the infinitive to talk about why someone went somewhere (e.g. to see the pyramids, to eat pizza, to visit a friend, etc) The theme of the lesson is tourism and the reason people travel to certain countries, with a particular focus on the Gold Coast in Australia, which forms the basis of the main reading comprehension exercise. The lesson finishes with a speaking activity to practice the infinitive of purpose.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R6


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Images From The Past

Target Language: Describing old photos, talking about family history.
Description: The lesson begins by getting students talking about the elder relatives in their families. The listening involves people talking about vintage photos, with listening comprehension exercises that focus on both detail and gist. The lesson finishes with an open speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L14


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Desperate Measures

Target Language: Reported and direct speech differences.
Description: The lesson begins by asking students what they would do if they found themselves in a variety of difficult circumstances. A short reading introduces the theme of illegal immigration and employment. The grammar focus is on the time shifts of reported speech. The lesson closes with a card-based game to practice reported/direct speech differences.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G15


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The Marston

Story Involves: Paranormal, haunted house, adolescents, adventure.
Plot: Three school friends decide to break into an old part of their school when night comes. Three boys with three very different personalities walk into the school that night. How will they each react to what befalls them?
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R13


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Tools & Gadgets

Target Language: Describing objects and their uses.
Description: The class thinks about what objects and gadgets are required for an office. The listening section of the lesson consists of people describing other similar tools and gadgets and students then use functional expressions such as 'is made for' and 'is used to' in a speaking exercise that finishes the lesson.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B2L3

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