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Low-prep ESL lesson plans, activities and games | Beginner to advanced

Welcome to our collection of ESL lesson plans. At the moment we cover eight levels, ranging from complete beginner (pre A1) to advanced (C1). 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 and a game.

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LANGUAGE LEVELS
BEGINNER
ADULT BEGINNERS
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 21 | News media
Conversation skills
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Reported speech
LESSON 20 | News media
Reporting verbs and reported speech
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 16 | News media
Vocabulary and speaking
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 18 | Conspiracy theories
Conversation skills
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Advanced conditionals
LESSON 17 | Conspiracy theories
Advanced conditionals
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 16 | Conspiracy theories
Vocabulary and speaking
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 15 | Relationships
Conversation skills
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Advanced conditionals
LESSON 14 | Relationships
Advanced conditionals
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 13 | Relationships
Vocabulary and speaking
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 12 | The environment
Conversation skills
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C1
ESL Lesson plan C1 - Conversation skills
LESSON 11 | The environment
Ways of contrasting ideas
C1
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