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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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Shopping Spree

Target Language: Shopping vocabulary and expressions.
Description: Students think about what they would be in a shopping spree, before reading about what a famous celebrity would do in the same situation. Some focus on shopping-based functional language. The lesson finishes with a fun speaking activity in which the students buy things off each other!
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2S4


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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 Terrible Twins

Target Language: Discussion of educational problems, discipline at school.
Description: The theme of this role play lesson is discipline at school and an issue with problematic, disruptive students. There is also some work on identifying text types from context.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4RP3
Tags: School


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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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