Lesson Plan Theme: Free Time

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Young Learners

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We're Going To Have Fun

Target Language: 'Going to' future, positive and negative forms. Vocabulary: simple collocations.
Description: The focus of this lesson is using 'going to' to talk about future plans and the lesson begins with a fun mime game using 'going to'. There is a simple collocation vocabulary exercise which focuses on free-time activities. The lesson finishes with an enjoyable speaking activity which gives practice at using the negative form.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL15
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What's Going To Happen?

Target Language: 'Going to' future, revision of Present Simple & Present Continuous. Vocabulary: motion verbs.
Description: The start of the lesson sees a focus on using the 'going to' future to make evidence-based predictions ("he's going to fall in the hole!"). After a vocabulary exercise that teaches motion verbs such as 'run', 'dive' and 'jump', students do some work combining the verbs with 'going to'.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL16


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The Electric Page

Target Language: eBooks and eBook readers, technology vocabulary.
Description: The listening for this lesson is a conversation between two friends (one more cynical than the other!) about ebooks and the devices that you can read them on. At the end of the lesson, you will set up a traditional debate where the class is divided into two halves and each will argue for or against a chosen topic.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4L14
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Coming To Town

Target Language: Talking about future plans using "going to" and present continuous.
Description: Two friends have a conversation about a family member coming to visit. Students then look at the grammar of future plans and the lesson finishes with a speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1L7
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A Day On The Beach

Target Language: Past simple verbs \ Question forms \ beach and vacation vocabulary.
Description: Some early holiday/vacation vocabulary work is consolidated later in the lesson with a reading and then students are given the chance to use the new language speaking about going to the beach. And, to finish things off, a game!
Duration: approx. 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1T1
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Yes We Can

Target Language: Can/Can't for ability, musical instrument vocabulary.
Description: Students learn the names of several music instruments and how they are played. A reading follows that looks at two musical sisters. After a reading comprehension exercise, the grammar focus is on "can/can't" for ability. A freer speaking exercise closes the lesson.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1T2
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Sport and Free Time

Target Language: Play/Go/Do vocabulary.
Description: Sports and leisure activity vocabulary. Includes an information-gap speaking activity.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1V4


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Bored Betty

Target Language: Vacation/holiday activities, adverbs of frequency, inviting and suggesting.
Description: A lesson that focuses on functional language of suggesting/inviting. The listening is an informal conversation between friends as they try to plan what to do together.
Duration: 55 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L7
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Evening Classes

Target Language: Deciding which evening course to do.
Description: The subject of this lesson is evening classes. After an initial speaking activity, the listening has two friends looking at a brochure and deciding which course to do. The lesson finishes with a speaking activity based on functional language such as agreeing and suggesting.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L12
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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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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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The Old Park

Target Language: Causative / Have Something Done.
Description: A lesson based around an old park and the repairs that need doing in it. Students learn the function of the causative and get to use it themselves in a reading and speaking exercise.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4G2

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