Lesson Plan Theme: Love and Marriage

On this page, you will find lessons plans relating to "Love and Marriage".


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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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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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How Long?

Target Language: Present perfect continuous.
Description: This is a lesson centered around an article about somebody's life changing decision. After speaking about him, students then talk about their own life experiences.
Duration: 65 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3G5
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Love Is In The Air

Target Language: Questions without the auxiliary 'do'.
Description: This lesson tackles the tricky problem of subject/object questions. A warmer on famous couples leads onto work on questions without the auxiliary "do" and a listening about how a couple met.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3L7
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The Disastrous Date

Target Language: Internet dating, third conditional.
Description: Students meet Bruce and Sheila who have met on a dating site but now ready themselves for meeting in person for the first time. Three different types of reading - chat, e-mail and diary. Grammar focus: third conditional.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3R3
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Speed Dating

Target Language: Multiple Choice reading comprehension, questions using conditionals.
Description: The increasingly popular phenomenon of speed dating forms the heart of this lesson with a long reading and comprehension exercise. Students then look at different conditional forms in English and use them to question other students.
Duration: 75 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3T3
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Will You Marry Me?

Target Language: Wedding vocabulary.
Description: Something borrowed and something blue in this lesson based on brides and grooms. There is a reading and a group "Wedding Planner" activity to finish with.
Duration: 60 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 3V5


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The Red Couch

Story Involves: Love story, tragedy, scandal.
Plot: Adriano works to restore Mrs. Flores' old red couch. He discovers a sack of old letters inside the couch and investigates what was a scandal in Buenos Aires many decades before.
Duration: 70 minutes. Lesson Plan Code: 4R15

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