New Lesson Plans

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 for each level.

Young Learners

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Were You There?

Target Language: Past Simple of the verb "to be", feelings and animals vocabulary, time expressions.
Description: Students begin by being prompted to talk about where they were or where other people were at specific times in the past. Students further practice the past simple of 'to be' while using adjectives to describe emotions and feelings. After a fun rhyming game, there is a guided speaking activity to get students using the past simple of 'to be'.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL17


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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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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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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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Images From The Past

Target Language: Describing old photos, talking about family history.
Description: The lesson begins by getting students talking about the elder relatives in their families. The listening involves people talking about vintage photos, with listening comprehension exercises that focus on both detail and gist. The lesson finishes with an open speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L14


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Far From The Office

Target Language: Talking about work routine, unusual jobs.
Description: The lesson opens with a warmer based on very unusual jobs. Students get a chance to talk about their own work situations before the main listening part of the lesson: three people talk about their unusual jobs. The lesson finishes with a general speaking activity inspired by the listenings.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L19
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A Writer Talks

Target Language: An author talks about her latest book.
Description: The lesson begins by asking students to think about the last book they read. In the listening, we hear an author talk about her writing process and her works. At the end of the lesson, students get a chance to write a short review of a book.
Duration: 95 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4L10
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Vacation Trends

Target Language: Vacation vocabulary and expressions. The language of business meetings. Listening.
Description: The lesson focus is a business meeting at the publishers of vacation guides and the discussion that takes place as they plan their next set of city guides. Students learn not only the language of business strategy meetings, but also look at much of the language around the subject of vacations.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: B3L2

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