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, games and a collection of recommended free ESL resources from around the web.

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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Prepositions of time
LESSON 1

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

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

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

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

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

Verb patterns

A collection of teaching resources that can be used to deepen a student's understanding of the common verb patterns.
The TEFLHandbook app
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Comparative and superlative adjectives
LESSON 7

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

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

Expressing quantities

This ESL lesson plan introduces students to some of the more complex grammar constructions used to express ability and possibility.
The TEFLHandbook app
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Ability and possibility
LESSON 10

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

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

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

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

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

Talking about the future

This intermediate-level ESL lesson plan focuses on the grammar and function of the different future tenses.
The TEFLHandbook app
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Conditionals
LESSON 16

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

Relative clauses

An ESL lesson plan that focuses on the functional uses and difference between defining and non-defining relative clauses.
The TEFLHandbook app
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - The past perfect
LESSON 18

The past perfect

ESL activities, games and resources for teaching the past perfect to intermediate level students.
The TEFLHandbook app
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ESL Lesson plan B1 - Passive voice
LESSON 19

the passive voice

This intermediate-level ESL lesson plan teaches the grammar and function of the passive voice.
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