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EFL - ESL Lesson plans, activities and games | Beginner to intermediate

Welcome to our collection of ESL lesson plans. At the moment we cover five levels, ranging from beginner (A1) to intermediate (B1). Each language level section below contains a series of lesson plans on grammar and functional language. These lessons can be used in low-resource classrooms and require little to no preparation time. Each one contains a warm-up activity with board work, several classroom activities, games and a collection of recommended free ESL resources from around the web. If you prefer to work with paper, there are printable versions of each lesson available to members of the site. You can check out a sample here.
 
LANGUAGE LEVELS
BEGINNER
A1
A1+
ELEMENTARY
A2
A2+
INTERMEDIATE
B1
UPPER INTERMEDIATE
B2
ADVANCED
C1
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ESL Lesson plan A1 - Places in town
LESSON 1
Alphabet and spelling
A1
ESL Lesson plan A2 - Past simple and past continuous
LESSON 10
Past simple and past continuous
A2+
ESL Lesson plan B1 - Prepositions of time
LESSON 1
Prepositions of time
B1
ESL Lesson plan A1 - Teaching plurals
LESSON 3
Teaching plurals
A1+
ESL Lesson plan A1 - Family tree
LESSON 3
Family and relatives
A1
ESL Lesson plan B2 - Describing people
LESSON 1
Describing people
B2
ESL Lesson plan A2 - Ordinal numbers
LESSON 1
Ordinal numbers
A2
ESL Lesson plan B1 - Passive voice
LESSON 19
The passive voice
B1
ESL Lesson plan A1 - Introductions
LESSON 1
Introductions
A1+
ESL Lesson plan A2 - How much and How many
LESSON 17
How much and How many
A2
ESL Lesson plan A1 - Prepositions of place
LESSON 14
Prepositions of place
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A1
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ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 9 | Entertainment
Conversation skills
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Linking devices
LESSON 8 | Entertainment
Adding emphasis
C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Entertainment
LESSON 7 | Entertainment
Vocabulary and speaking
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 6 | Business
Conversation skills
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Linking devices
LESSON 5 | Business
Linking devices
C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Business
LESSON 4 | Business
Vocabulary and speaking
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 3 | The mind
Conversation skills
C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Expressing purpose, reason and result
LESSON 2 | The mind
Expressing purpose, reason and result
C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - The Mind
LESSON 1 | The mind
Vocabulary and speaking
C1
ESL Lesson plan B2 - Technology
LESSON 21 | Travel
Conversation skills
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B2
ESL Lesson plan B2 - Technology
LESSON 20 | Travel
Expressing certainty and possibility
B2
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