Pre-Intermediate: Reading & Writing Lesson Plans


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I've Been A Secretary

Target Language: Present perfect, past simple to talk about life experiences; work.
Description: Talking about life experiences and especially jobs that you have done. Main activity is a jigsaw reading activity which gets students using present perfect or past simple tenses.
Duration: 30 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R1
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The Mediterranean Mermaid

Target Language: Time markers, there is/there are review.
Description: Following the sometimes painful adventures of two honeymooners and their letters home. Focus on time markers such as then, after, afterwards, before, as soon as, etc.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R2
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The Silver Glove

Target Language: Positive and negative adjectives to describe films, books, etc., reading comprehension.
Description: Some vocabulary work on the use of positive and negative adjectives to describe movies/TV programs. Then students read six reviews of a movie with accompanying reading comprehension exercise. Final speaking activity allows students to talk about what they like or dislike.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R3
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Just Married

Target Language: Hopes/ambitions/plans, future intentions, reading comprehension.
Description: Based around an article about a newly married couple, this lesson looks at some of the language of expressing future plans, hopes and ambitions.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R4
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Healthy Living

Target Language: Health and Fitness, reading comprehension.
Description: Students speak about good and bad health habits before looking at some leaflets aimed at young people and discussing their own thoughts on this important issue.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R5
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Wish You Were Here

Target Language: Vacation types, writing a postcard.
Description: Students learn specialist vacation vocabulary and then answer reading comprehension questions based on postcards, before writing their own.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2R6
Tags: Vacations


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The English Capital

Target Language: Using capital letters.
Description: When capital letters are used in English and when they are not. Lesson finishes with fun speaking activity: yes, capital letters can be fun!
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2W1
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There Was Once

Target Language: Fairy tales, writing modern version of traditional stories.
Description: An initial reading task where students identify classic fairy tales is followed by several writing tasks that prepare students for the final assignment of rewriting a old-style fairy tale with a modern slant.
Duration: 50-70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2W2
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Students Welcome

Target Language: Writing a letter for information, using formal/informal language.
Description: Students read a letter from a language school they are interested in attending and then write a letter to the family they'll be living with, to get more information. Focus on formal/informal language choices and structure of this type of letter.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2W3
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The Travel Bug

Target Language: Basic composition, descriptive vocabulary and phrases.
Description: Students read a descriptive description of a vacation trip and then brainstorm other similar vocabulary in preparation for their own short composition.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2W4

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