Pre-Intermediate: Grammar Lesson Plans

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

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You Should Leave Your Boyfriend

Target Language: "Should" for advice, Relationship vocabulary
Description: A general lesson which includes discussion, reading and speaking. Focus on using "should" for giving advice in the context of relationship problems. Some work on relationship vocabulary and optional writing activity.
Duration: 50-60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G1
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My Interesting Life

Target Language: Present Perfect for past experiences.
Description: Some focus on the form of the present perfect tense followed up by a reading on someone's past experiences. A communicative activity gets students using the present perfect tense to ask their fellow students about their lives and what they have done. And we finish with a game!
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G2
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Have You Been? When Did You Go?

Target Language: Contrast between using Present Perfect and Past Simple Tenses.
Description: This lesson introduces the contrast with the past simple and how these tenses can be used together. Students should do lesson Lesson Plan 2G2 (above) before tackling this lesson.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G3
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Have You Finished Yet?

Target Language: Present Perfect \ for + since.
Description: Looking at finished and unfinished periods of time. And people's life experiences and how to describe them. This is the third in a series of four lessons on the present perfect.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G4
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It's Party Time!

Target Language: Yet / Already / Just.
Description: The children are having a party and the preparations for it form the basis of this lesson to practise yet/already/just and use of the present perfect. This is the fourth in a series of four lessons on the present perfect. The UK and US versions of this lesson plan are very different, mainly because of the use of just/present perfect in British English and just/past simple in American English.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G5
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What Are You Doing On Friday?

Target Language: Present Continuous tense for making future arrangements.
Description: Lesson begins with some work on spelling with the present continuous tense. A reading leads onto a role play in which students use the present continuous to ask and talk about future plans.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G6
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You Can't Do That!

Target Language: Can/Have To/Can't for permission and obligation, learning to drive.
Description: Using the topic of driving and driving lessons to teach modal verbs of obligation and permission. Traffic signs used too - for can/have to/can't.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G7
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Elisa Pili

Target Language: Have to \ don't have to \ mustn't.
Description: The story of an Italian girl and her work are used to describe obligation and lack of obligation. The American version uses "can't do something" whereas the UK version concentrates more on "mustn't do something". Take your pick!
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G8
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Target Language: First conditional.
Description: Lesson starts with a review of present simple and will future. A reading and a focus on the first conditional form follow before a nice "tourism" speaking activity to finish with.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G9
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An Active Life

Target Language: Passive - present simple.
Description: The lesson starts with a review of past simple and past participle forms. Reading about an aristocrat presents the passive. Student create general knowledge quiz to end the lesson.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G10
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So Do I!

Target Language: So \ Neither do I.
Description: Using a reading of a dialogue and a speaking activity to help with this important part of spoken English and a quick way to agree with someone. Useful revision of auxiliary verbs too.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G11
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The High School Dance

Target Language: Past Passive Voice.
Description: Some practice on past participle forms at the start of this lesson which looks at a High School Prom. Some grammar focus on the past passive is followed by a logic puzzle and a general knowledge game, both using the past passive.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G12
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What Happened?

Target Language: Present Perfect, Past Simple, "just".
Description: Using the marker "just" to talk about the recent past with the use of the present perfect.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G13
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Battle of the Bulge

Target Language: Learning how to construct more complicated sentences using gerund/infinitive, diet/weight vocabulary.
Description: The lesson starts with some diet/weight-related vocabulary, then moves on to using gerund and infinitive structures in a reading about losing weight. A fun, free speaking activity gives students the chance to use infinitive/gerund forms at the end of the lesson.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2G14

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