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Intermediate level EFL - ESL lesson plans | B1

Welcome to our collection of intermediate level ESL lesson plans and resources. All of the activity and game ideas that we include can be used in low-resource classrooms and require little to no preparation time. Each lesson contains a warm-up activity with board work, several classroom activities and a game.

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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Prepositions of time
LESSON 1 | Grammar
Prepositions of time
An ESL lesson plan that teaches intermediate level students how to form time expressions using the prepositions 'at', 'on' and 'in'.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Frequency adverbs
LESSON 2 | Grammar
Frequency adverbs
This ESL lesson plan gives students a chance to review and practise intermediate-level constructions using frequency adverbs.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Present tenses
LESSON 3 | Grammar
Present simple and present continuous
In this intermediate level lesson plan, students work on writing and role-play activities that improve their functional awareness of the present simple and continuous tenses.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Stative verbs
LESSON 4 | Grammar
Stative verbs
ESL activities, games and resources that will help intermediate students to identify and work with stative verbs.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Phrasal verbs
LESSON 5 | Grammar
Phrasal verbs
This intermediate-level ESL lesson plan introduces some common phrasal verb constructions.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Verb patterns
LESSON 6 | Grammar
Verb patterns
A collection of teaching resources that can be used to deepen a student's understanding of the common verb patterns.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Comparative and superlative adjectives
LESSON 7 | Grammar
Comparative and superlative adjectives
This ESL lesson plan revises comparative and superlative adjectives while introducing some of the more complicated constructions seen at the intermediate level.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Comparisons
LESSON 8 | Grammar
Not as __ as
A collection of fun and creative ESL resources that review comparisons of equality and inequality.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Expressing quantities
LESSON 9 | Functional language
Expressing quantities
This ESL lesson plan introduces students to some of the more complex grammar constructions used to express ability and possibility.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Ability and possibility
LESSON 10 | Functional language
Expressing ability and possibility
This ESL lesson plan introduces students to some of the more complex grammar constructions used to express ability and possibility.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Obligation prohibition and advice
LESSON 11 | Grammar
Obligation prohibition and advice
ESL activities, games and resources for revising expressions of obligation, prohibition and advice with intermediate level students.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - The present perfect and past simple
LESSON 12 | Grammar
The present perfect and past simple
An ESL lesson plan that compares and contrasts the functional uses of the present perfect and simple tenses.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Using just, yet and already
LESSON 13 | Grammar
Using just, yet and already
In this ESL lesson plan, students practise using the present perfect with different time modifiers.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Used to
LESSON 14 | Grammar
Used to
In this grammar lesson plan, students learn how to use 'used to' to talk about their past routines and activities.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - The future
LESSON 15 | Functional language
Talking about the future
This intermediate-level ESL lesson plan focuses on the grammar and function of the different future tenses.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Conditionals
LESSON 16 | Grammar
The zero, first and second conditional
Students learn how to form different kinds of conditional statements through the engaging ESL activities and games in this lesson plan.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Relative clauses
LESSON 17 | Grammar
Relative clauses
An ESL lesson plan that focuses on the functional uses and difference between defining and non-defining relative clauses.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - The past perfect
LESSON 18 | Grammar
The past perfect
ESL activities, games and resources for teaching the past perfect to intermediate level students.
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Passive voice
LESSON 19 | Grammar
The passive voice
This intermediate-level ESL lesson plan teaches the grammar and function of the passive voice.
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