ESL lesson plans

Procrastination – Vocabulary and Discussion Lesson

 Watch  a short video introducing the key vocabulary. Take notes!

Watch the video below twice.

  1. Just watch and enjoy it.
  2. Watch and do the listening task below.
  3. Look up new words in a dictionary.

Gap fill

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Money and Shopping ESL – Ka-Ching Shania Twain – English with Songs

I’ve wanted to create a presentation of the lesson plan based on the song “Ka-ching” for a while, since I often use it to add some more fun to the topic of shopping and money. It’s a good source of money  vocabulary, as well as ideas for discussion. 


That’s how I’d use it in class:

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Roar – Katy Perry – ESL lesson plan

The song “Roar” perfectly fits the topic of gender roles/stereotypes, feminism. Besides, it’s a great source of idioms, set expressions and phrasal verbs. 

That’s how I would use it in class.

1. Tell the students that we’re going to study 7 new expressions (slides 2-4). Having introduced them, I’d ask some questions to use them in speech.Read the rest

The Seven Ages of Man – Conversation and Reading ESL lesson

Ever since I came across a beautiful reading of “All the world’s a stage” by Benedict Cumberbatch I’ve wanted to make a conversational, not-too-deep-into-poetry lesson. As most of my students are busy adults, I was almost convinced they would hate to spend the lesson reading Shakespeare. Fortunately, I dared to give the lesson described below, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of enthusiasm, interest and appreciation of this wonderful piece of poetry.Read the rest

3 Ideas For Teaching English With Technology

That wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that technology has changed my work and lifestyle. It has dramatically expanded my horizons and it has helped me to become much more efficient. At the same time it has eased my work and has made it more creative and varied.

     That’s exactly what I would like technology to do for ESL students – make the process of learning a language much more enjoyable and efficient.Read the rest

ESL song activity – Let It Go – Frozen Learn new words and fill in the missing words

For English Learners

Play the video and follow the tasks

[show-hide]The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I’m the Queen
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside
Couldn’t keep it in; Heaven knows I tried
Don’t let them in, don’t let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well now they know
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back any more
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care what they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on
the cold never bothered me anyway
It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all

It’s time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me,
I’m free!… Read the rest