Upper Intermediate ESL lesson plans | B2

Our collection of upper 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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Unit 1: People

ESL lesson plan for teaching vocabulary and speaking on the topic of people
LESSON 1
Describing people and personalities
ESL lesson plan for teaching present perfect simple and continuous
LESSON 2
Present perfect simple and continuous
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Intermediate ESL lesson plan for teaching conversation skills on the topic of people
LESSON 3
Giving longer answers
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Unit 2: Profession

ESL lesson plan for teaching Vocabulary and collocations on the topic of profession
LESSON 1
Vocabulary and collocations
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ESL lesson plan for teaching Writing: Formal writing
LESSON 2
Writing a cover letter
Intermediate ESL lesson plan for teaching conversation skills on the topic of profession
LESSON 3
Conversation skills: Job interviews
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Unit 3: Society

ESL lesson plan for teaching vocabulary and speaking on the topic of society
LESSON 1
Discussing social issues
ESL lesson plan on using conditionals
LESSON 2
Using conditionals
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Intermediate ESL lesson plan: Debate and discussion on the topic of society
LESSON 3
Debate and discussion
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Unit 4: Food

ESL lesson plan for teaching vocabulary and speaking on the topic of food
LESSON 1
Vocabulary and speaking
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ESL lesson plan on using intensifiers
LESSON 2
Using intensifiers
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Upper Intermediate ESL speaking lesson plan: Reporting and reviewing on the topic of society
LESSON 3
Speaking: Reporting and reviewing
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Unit 5: Film

ESL lesson plan for teaching vocabulary and speaking on the topic of film
LESSON 1
Discussing film
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ESL lesson plan on using simple and continuous tenses
LESSON 2
Using simple and continuous tenses
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upper intermediate speaking ESL lesson plan: Speaking: Giving detailed descriptions
LESSON 3
Speaking: Giving detailed descriptions
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Unit 6: Technology

An upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan where students review vocabulary related to technology and discuss its impact on daily life.
LESSON 1
Vocabulary and speaking
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ESL lesson plan on using future perfect and continuous
LESSON 2
Future perfect and continuous
For this speaking ESL lesson plan, students discuss some of the ethical issues that have arisen due to technological developments.
LESSON 3
Review & debate
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Unit 7: Travel

This upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan introduces students to some travel-related vocabulary and invites them to give their opinion on different types of holiday and travel.
LESSON 1
Vocabulary and speaking
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An EFL - ESL lesson plan containing activities and games that show upper-intermediate level students how to express certainty and possibility in English.
LESSON 2
Expressing certainty and possibility
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For this speaking lesson plan, students discuss and debate topics and issues related to tourism and travel.
LESSON 3
Conversation skills
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