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ESL lesson Plans

Complete ESL lesson plans on topical issues and current news stories available as professionally formatted mini-units (PDF).
 
How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps C1

  • Jig-saw reading
  • Three-way comprehension
  • Follow-up discussion
  • Deducing vocabulary from context
  • Grammar focus on participle clauses
  • Complete word list
  • Answers to exercises
How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps B1/B2

  • Jig-saw reading
  • Three-way comprehension
  • Follow-up discussion
  • Deducing vocabulary from context
  • Post-reading business and economics vocabulary
  • Role play - TV interview
  • Complete word list
  • Answers to exercises
US Elections B2/C1

  • Election vocabulary
  • Discussion: political issues
  • Reading: graded split reading - Who are the Democrats? Who are the Republicans?
  • Reading and discussion: Trump and Clinton quotes
 
Receptionist told to wear high heels or go home B2/C1

  • Vocabulary: workplace clothing
  • Discussion: work clothes; gender discrimination
  • Reading: graded news article
  • Grammar: reported speech