Advanced Reading & Writing Lesson Plans


You will also find other advanced reading lessons in our Short Story section.

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Reading Into Context

Target Language: Understanding unknown words from context.
Description: Develops the important skill for students of understanding unknown words from context and understanding general meaning from clues given in a sentence.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R1
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The Mazes of England

Target Language: Tourist attractions: reading, writing.
Description: Students discuss tourist attractions in their hometowns, then read an article about mazes as tourist attractions in Britain. Lesson finished with a postcard writing based on an imagined visit.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R2
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Prisoner 7042

Target Language: Wishes and Regrets, article about prison life.
Description: Grammar focus is on using wish/regret. Article about how a prisoner uses his free time and the regrets he has about the past. Fun "Famous Regrets" game to finish with.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R3
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Let's Give A Big Hand To...

Target Language: General vocabulary \ speaking about pop groups.
Description: Students read about the stellar rise and giddying fall of a manufactured pop group. Then they become the next group's management team and get the chance to prove they can do better.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R4
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Reading The News

Target Language: Headline vocabulary, reading news headlines.
Description: After discussing where they get their news information from, the lesson focuses on the headline in English and the lexical and grammar differences evident between headline English and standard English.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R5
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Who You Gonna Call?

Target Language: Be able to/managed to/succeeded in/couldn't, emergency services.
Description: Students think about the different emergency services and what they each do and then read about a group of police officers involved in search and rescue work in a rural setting. Grammar focus: using could/be able to, etc. for ability in the past.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R6
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Cargo Cruises

Target Language: Traveling around the world, different modes of transport, life aboard a ship.
Description: This lesson is centered around an article about several travelers who use cargo ships to move around the world's oceans. There is a multiple-matching comprehension exercise, a pre-reading vocabulary section and a fun board game to finish with.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R7


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A View Of The Sea!

Target Language: Writing a formal letter/letter of complaint.
Description: Students relive a nightmare vacation at a terrible hotel and then work in pairs to plan the perfect letter of complaint to the offending travel company. Focus on relevancy/tone/style in a formal letter.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4W1
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Wait For The DVD!

Target Language: Writing a film review.
Description: Students learn how to use more descriptive vocabulary to praise/criticise a movie - and then what to and what not to include in a film review.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4W2

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