Intermediate: Grammar Lesson Plans

The Intermediate level corresponds to a CEFR level of about B1-B2.

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Trains Across America

Target Language: Present Simple, Superlatives
Description: Revision of superlatives, reading a travel ad, travel vocabulary, use of Present Simple for future events.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G1
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What Did You Ask?

Target Language: Reported questions.
Description: A quick tense review followed by a reading based activity which focuses on reported questions and the tense changes involved. Extra worksheet included for speaking activity at the end.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G2
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Crime And Punishment

Target Language: Passive - past simple and other tenses.
Description: Some useful crime vocabulary is also taught while teaching the passive voice using the past simple and other tenses. General knowledge quiz and a "Guess The Movie" speaking activity included.
Duration: 80 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G3
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Then Again, If...

Target Language: Second conditional.
Description: Review of past simple structure. Reading about a girl's dream date followed by focus on the second conditional. Use of second conditional in a "You're The Mayor!" group activity.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G4
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How Long?

Target Language: Present perfect continuous.
Description: This is a lesson centered around an article about somebody's life changing decision. After speaking about him, students then talk about their own life experiences.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G5
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Looking Forward

Target Language: Future tenses.
Description: After an exercise on time markers, we read about a company manager's plans for the coming month. A review of most of the future tenses in English is then followed by a Predictions speaking activity.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G6
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You Can't Change The Past

Target Language: Third conditional.
Description: Students read about Tamara's disastrous evening and then do some grammar work on the third conditional. Lesson finishes with a writing chain game.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G7
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Bored Of Being Bored

Target Language: -ing/-ed adjectives.
Description: Some useful work on word families starts off this lesson about adjectives such as bored/boring, interesting/interesting. Students use them in a speaking activity before participating in a grammar auction where the error-strewn sentences must be found.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G8
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Both Of Us Study English

Target Language: both \ neither of us.
Description: Talking about personal likes and dislikes to help with the tricky both/neither area of grammar.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G9
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In Case It Rains

Target Language: Conditional expressions: in case, in the event of, unless, provided, etc.
Description: Lesson plan which looks at words and expressions often used in conditional-type sentences: unless, in case, etc. Students read these expressions in context in contract excerpts. Finishes with an in case/in the event of game.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G10
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Target Language: Used To.
Description: How has Teresa's life changed since she won the famous reality TV show? Grammar focus on used to for past habits.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G11
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The Broken Laptop

Target Language: Use of should/shouldn't have for the past.
Description: Doug returns his broken laptop computer to the store and finds out there are some things he should and shouldn't have done. Good computer related vocabulary.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G12
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Hurricane Herbert

Target Language: Weather vocabulary, modal verbs of obligation and permission.
Description: The first part of the lesson is an exercise on some more advanced weather vocabulary. Students then read a newspaper article giving some advice dealing with hurricanes. The second half of the lesson focuses on the modal verb usage in the newspaper article and the lesson finishes with a fun "Hurricane Facts" game.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G13
Tags: Modals | Weather
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The Flying Dutchman

Target Language: Comparative and superlative structures.
Description: The warmer gets students to rank modes of transport according to speed. The reading text focuses on a Dutch cyclist and uses many comparative and superlative forms. After some grammar focus on these structures, the lesson ends with a grammar auction game.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G14
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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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