Lesson Plan Theme: House and Home

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "House and Home".

Young Learners

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Home Sweet Home

Target Language: Where is/are? Where do/does? Vocabulary: rooms, furniture, days of week.
Description: Students get practice talking and writing about different family members doing different things in different parts of the house. The second half of the lesson gives practice in asking questions using Where is/does, etc.
Duration: 45 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: YL13


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Target Language: Guided writing, introducing yourself, online pen pals.
Description: Students learn how to write first about their hometown using descriptive vocabulary, then about themselves, in order to reply to online penpal adverts.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 0W1


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Close To The Shops

Target Language: There is/there are, describing houses.
Description: A real estate agent/client dialogue is used to present the grammar in context and students go on to do an information gap exercise and role play another agent/client conversation before describing their own houses.
Duration: approx. 40 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1S2
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Chinese Lawns

Target Language: There is/are, reading, places of interest in a town.
Description: Students talk about sites of interest in their hometown before reading an article about an unusual property development in China. Some focus on there is/there are for describing towns and their amenities.
Duration: 50 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 1R2


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Possibility Of A Study

Target Language: Discussing positive/negative points of a property, comparative adjective forms.
Description: At the start of the lesson, there is some focus on real estate advertising and property vocabulary in general. The listening is a couple being shown around a house by a real estate agent and the grammatical focus is on comparative and superlative structures. To finish with, students work on selling their own hypothetical house!
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 2L17
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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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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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The Room Mates

Target Language: Should/shouldn't, Living together and "house rules".
Description: Students talk about problems that arise when living with other people. The listening is a couple of friends discussing some problems they are having - with the apartment owner laying down a few do's and dont's! Some grammatical focus on using should/shouldn't to give polite orders.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L9
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The Home Fort

Target Language: Home security vocabulary, phrasal verbs and modal verbs.
Description: The theme of this lesson is home security and how we can be safer in our homes. After a brainstorm warmer, the pre-listening focuses on phrasal verbs which the students will hear. There is also some work done with modal verbs that are used in the listening. The lesson finishes by getting students to use modal verbs to give advice about home security.
Duration: 80 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L14
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Having Everything Done

Target Language: The causative, doing work on a property.
Description: The lesson opens by asking students to think about things they do themselves - and things they pay others to do. After some dictionary work, the listening comprehension exercises are based on a conversation between two friends, one of whom has inherited a property in poor condition.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4L12
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