Upper-intermediate level EFL - 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, games and a collection of recommended free ESL resources from around the web.
People | Vocabulary and speaking
An ESL lesson plan for teaching upper-intermediate students how to give detailed descriptions of people and their personalities.
People | Present perfect simple and continuous
ESL activities, games and resources for teaching the present perfect simple and continuous to upper-intermediate level students.
People | Conversation skills
A collection of ESL teaching resources that can be used to guide upper-intermediate level students into giving longer answers to basic questions.
Profession | Vocabulary and collocations
This upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan reviews work-related vocabulary and collocations with make and do.
Profession | Writing: Formal writing
ESL activities, games and resources for teaching upper-intermediate English students how to write a cover letter for a resume.
Profession | Conversation skills: Job interviews
For this conversation ESL lesson plan, students discuss some unusual occupations and role-play job interview scenarios.
Society | Vocabulary and speaking
The seventh ESL lesson plan in our upper-intermediate ESL course focuses on vocabulary and discussions around current social issues.
Society | Using conditionals
For this grammar ESL lesson plan, students work through activities that use the 2nd and 3rd conditionals.
Society | Debate and discussion
Students talk about some famous disasters and discuss how the response could have been more effective.
Food | Vocabulary and speaking
For this upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan, students learn to talk about different foods in terms of their nutritional benefits.
Food | Speaking: Reporting and reviewing
Students practice giving detailed reviews of restaurant experiences in this upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan.
Film | Vocabulary and speaking
An upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan where students review movie-related vocabulary, as well as some of the descriptive language used to critique film.
Film | Using simple and continuous tenses
A collection of ESL activities, games and resources for teaching the correct functional uses of the simple and continuous tenses to upper-intermediate students.
Film | Speaking: Giving detailed descriptions
For this speaking ESL lesson plan, students have to discuss articles written by well-known film critics and comment on topics related to the movie industry.
Technology | Vocabulary and speaking
An upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan where students review vocabulary related to technology and discuss its impact on daily life.
Technology | Future perfect and continuous
ESL activities, games and resources for teaching the correct functional uses of the future perfect and continuous tenses.
Technology | Conversation skills
For this speaking ESL lesson plan, students discuss some of the ethical issues that have arisen due to technological developments.
Travel | Vocabulary and speaking
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.
Travel | Expressing certainty and possibility
An EFL - ESL lesson plan containing activities and games that show upper-intermediate level students how to express certainty and possibility in English.