TESOL: Speaking and Vocabulary Lesson Plan Using ESA Format 

By Esra Merdimeydan – 250-hour TESOL Diploma graduate

TESOL Diploma integrated skills lesson planLevel: Low Intermediate to Intermediate (Mixed abilities)

Time: 100 min
Type of Lesson: Speaking and Vocabulary: Describing people physical appearance and personality.

Lesson Aims:
– To develop speaking skills by discussing the topic of describing physical appearance and characteristic traits of someone they know.
– Introduce and practice descriptive adjectives (topic related vocabulary).
– Give students semi-controlled and freer practice in speaking through communicative activities.

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Vocabulary and Grammar Lesson Using The TBL Approach

Task Based Learning Lesson Plan by OnTESOL Graduate

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➢ to teach adjectives referring to being “easygoing” or “strict”
➢ to present the function of talking about permission and prohibition using the structure: Make sb do sth; let sb to sth; allow sb to do sth
➢ to provide practice in speaking, reading and writing skills

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TESOL Lesson Plan Vocabulary (Similes)

TESOL lesson plan teaching vocabularyOnTESOL – Introductory & advanced TESOL courses.
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Type of lesson: Vocabulary – Similes (through reading comprehension)
Level: Intermediate +

Aims: Presenting figures of speech (similes) in context; guessing the meaning of the similes in context; reading for the main idea (skimming); reading for specific information (scanning)

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Listening, Speaking, Grammar & Vocabulary Lesson Plan: Apartment Hunting

Communicative Approach TESOL Lesson Plan

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TESOL lesson plan: apartment huntingLevel: Low intermediate
Aims: To practice listening and speaking skills in the context of apartment hunting; to review the use of contrasting adjectives: big-small, cheap-expensive, high-low, old-new, beautiful-ugly, plain-fancy, near-far; to review vocabulary related to different kinds of furniture, appliances, rooms in the home.

Time: Approx. 80-90 minutes
Assumptions: Students are familiar with the above mentioned adjectives and comparisons –er and superlatives –est; students are familiar with some of the vocabulary related to house hunting, buying and renting; students can use present, past and future tenses.
Aids: audio clips, flyers from Real Estate Agencies, magazine ads.

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TESOL: Vocabulary and Listening Comprehension Lesson Plan

P-P-P TESOL Lesson Plan Using Authentic Material

TESOL lesson plan for vocabulary and listening skillsThis TESOL lesson plan was written by Sheila D.

Type of lesson: Vocabulary and Listening skills using authentic material
Level: Intermediate
Time: 90 minutes

Aims: To develop and improve skim and scan listening skills; to develop Ss speaking skills by discussing topics in the news, in this case, the history of tea drinking in the UK; to review reported speech;

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Lesson Plan for Beginners: Ordering a Meal

Vocabulary and Speaking Lesson Plan for Beginners


TEFL certificate graduate lesson planLevel: Beginner
Aims: To review vocabulary related to food; to practice ordering food from a menu in a restaurant;
Structure: Would you like…? I’d like…..I’ll have…
Time: Approx. 60 minutes
Assumptions: Students are familiar with basic food vocabulary, the target structures in this lesson, and can use simple present tense as well as simple future tense.
Aids: Board; handouts with a dialogue at the restaurant; recording of the dialogue; realia: menus, trays, plates, silverware, etc.

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