Beginner Reading, Writing & Speaking Lesson Plans


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Today I'm Happy

Target Language: Emotions vocabulary, phone texts, phonetics & pronunciation.
Description: Phone messages and how we convey emotions are the themes of this lesson. Students classify positive and negative adjectives and there is some focus on pronunciation and the phonetic alphabet. An energetic vocabulary game finishes the lesson.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R1
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The Man Who Wants To Change The World

Target Language: Reading about a new politician, verb patterns, subject and object.
Description: Students learn to combine verbs using the gerund and infinitive forms. The subject of the reading is a local politician trying to improve his world. The lesson ends with a fun tic-tac-toe game to re-enforce the lesson's learning.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R2
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Message In A Bottle

Target Language: Present Simple positive & negative, verbs.
Description: After a Warmer that focuses on methods of communication, the main reading section presents students with three messages found in bottles. The grammar focus of the lesson is the Present Simple in positive and negative forms - and the use of different verbs, such as feel, stay, believe and miss. The lesson ends with a fast-paced spelling game.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R3
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Friendly Staff And Big Beds

Target Language: Hotel reviews, there is/are, adjectives.
Description: Hotel reviews are used to practice there is/there are, with some work also on adjectives to describe good and bad hotels. The rules of adjective use are looked at before a final activity sees students re-order words to make correct sentences.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0R4


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Target Language: Guided writing, introducing yourself, online pen pals.
Description: Students learn how to write first about their hometown using descriptive vocabulary, then about themselves, in order to reply to online penpal adverts.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0W1
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Let Me Introduce Myself

Target Language: Written introductions, capital letters, Present Simple questions.
Description: While learning how to put together a paragraph talking about themselves, students also learn the rules of capitalization in English and how to respond to personal questions.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0W2


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Where Are You?

Target Language: Present Simple interrogative, speaking about national habits & customs.
Description: The lesson opens with a warmer about different nationalities and their customs and habits. A speaking practice continues the theme of national customs while giving practice of Present Simple form. The interrogative form of the Present Simple is covered using the medium of an imaginary TV quiz show. The lesson ends with students playing the same game and getting good practice of Present Simple questions.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0S1
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A Few Questions

Target Language: Asking questions using "to be", word order in questions, pronunciation of /a:/ and /e/ phonemes.
Description: Students get practice of asking basic 'to be' questions and thinking about the word order. We work on two important vowel phonemes: /e/ and /a:/ and play a fun Odd One Out game. Students get a good chance to speak and use this lesson's learning at the end.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0S2

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