Pre-Intermediate: Speaking, Role Play, Topics Lesson Plans


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Let's Go To The Beach

Target Language: Function: Suggesting, persuading.
Description: Functions based lesson. Use of expressions such as "why don't we....", "let's..." and "how about..." including a look at the grammar of such expressions. Two freely communicative speaking activities give students a good chance to use what they have learnt.
Duration: 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2S1
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I'm Going To Play Tennis

Target Language: Planned future: "going to" as opposed to "will".
Description: Speaking oriented lesson tackling the difference between going to and will future forms. First part of lesson sees some work on the difference between them but most of the lesson includes speaking activities based around going to.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2S2
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Room For Discussion

Target Language: Objects in a living room, describing position, there is/are structure.
Description: A simple vocabulary activity based on items found in an average living room begins the lesson. After doing some work on positional prepositions and phrases, there is a speaking activity in which the students get to practice also their drawing skills! A definition game ends the lesson.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2S3
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Shopping Spree

Target Language: Shopping vocabulary and expressions.
Description: Students think about what they would be in a shopping spree, before reading about what a famous celebrity would do in the same situation. Some focus on shopping-based functional language. The lesson finishes with a fun speaking activity in which the students buy things off each other!
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2S4

Role Plays

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Do You Have Any Pets?

Target Language: Looking for a housemate, interviewing people.
Description: After discussing house sharing and living with other people, the class is divided into two groups: those looking for a house and those looking for someone to share a house with.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2RP1
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By My Rules

Target Language: Must & mustn't for rules. Polite complaints.
Description: A role play about sharing a house with someone and establishing must/mustn't rules.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2RP2
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The Restaurant

Target Language: Discussing solutions to improve a business.
Description: Students talk together about their eating out preferences, then prepare for a role play activity in which they solve (hopefully!) the problems of a fictional local restaurant.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2RP3
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Our Readers Would Like To Know

Target Language: Role Play: interviewing a famous rock star.
Description: Students find out about the sometimes rocky past of a famous musician. The class is divided into journalists and musicians for the press conferences. The journalists work for different magazines and their readers are interested in very different things!
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2RP4


These are the materials that are based around one subject (i.e. Museums, Diets, Reading Habits) but are not centred around one language skill such as reading or grammar.

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Party Party

Target Language: Parties: vocabulary, accepting\declining an invitation.
Description: Everything from party vocabulary to reading invitations, deciding whether to accept or decline them - and students even get to do a Party Organizer role play.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2T1
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BASE Jumping

Target Language: BASE jumping, interviewing a celebrity and writing article about it.
Description: A general lesson on the extreme sport of BASE jumping, which includes a reading comprehension, some vocabulary work and a journalist/famous BASE jumper role play at the end.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2T2

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