Free Samples PDF Lesson Plans

Below you will find some sample handouts, flashcards and document bundles which should give you a good idea of the quality we offer on the Premium site.

The standard of lesson plans you see on this page is exactly the same as you'll find on the rest of the site.

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PDF Lesson Plans

Here are four samples of the range of lesson plans we have on esl-lounge Premium. These show not only the different levels available but also the variety of types of lessons we have - reading, listening, grammar, vocabulary and much more.

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Sample One - An Elementary Level grammar lesson

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Black Swan Hotel

Target Language: Imperatives, giving instructions and advice.
Description: The Black Swan Hotel in England has a few problems today. Students have to identify the imperative verb form being used to give instructions to the hotel handyman. The lesson finished with a game in which the imperative is used to give instructions and advice.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1G8

Sample Two - An Elementary Level listening lesson

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At The Department Store

Target Language: Talking about future plans using "going to" and present continuous.
Description: After an initial vocabulary exercise on which stores we visit for different products, the main listening section of this lesson consists of a customer in a department store speaking to a store assistant and asking where different items can be found. Memory game to finish with.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L9
Tags: Shopping

The mp3 listening files are indexed over in the Listening Bank part of the site, together with a PDF of every single transcript. Here is the mp3 and the transcript for the above "At The Department Store" lesson plan.

At The Department Store

Description: Male customer assistant helping female customer with information about where to find things in a department store.
Language: Present and past simple, first conditional, basic modals.
Dialect: North American English | Length: 2m 34s

Sample Three - An Intermediate Level reading lesson

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The Shrinking Lake

Target Language: Discussing the environment, reading.
Description: A lesson based around environmental problems which has as its focus point an article about Lake Chad. The lesson finishes with a speaking game about different problems in the environment.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3R1

Sample Four - An Advanced Level writing lesson

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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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We have hundreds of high quality PDF flashcards on the Premium site. If you want more ideas about using these flashcards in the classroom, go to our Flashcard Tips page.

Here are a couple of examples of our flashcards, demonstrating:

The Cat Is On The Table
This is part of the "Prepositions of Place" collection of flashcards. There are two written pages, one with the full sentence "the cat is on the table" and the second page with only the preposition, "on"

To Cook
This is part of the "Routine Verbs" collection of flashcards. There is only one written page, with the verb "cook" on. This can also be used for other areas of grammar such as verbs of ability ("she can cook") for example.

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