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Lots of great lesson plans, including downloadable notes and worksheets, for the busy ESOL teacher! 

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    This lesson is based around a short, semi-scripted film. You may want to make some copies of the photocopiable answer key to the cooler word-search activity (page 4 of this lesson plan) for to check their own answers. Alternatively, if you have access to a projector, you could simply show learners the answer page.

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    This lesson shows learners how to take part in the Six Book Challenge run by The Reading Agency, a charity whose mission is to give everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers. 

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    This lesson uses a simple storytelling technique (magic mirror) to give students speaking practice in a relaxed, non-threatening environment. Magic mirror can be used at any level, but works best where students have a sufficient level of English to narrate a story orally. 

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    This lesson provides students with the opportunity to find out more about what charity shops are, what they sell and how they are staffed. 

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    This lesson is about buying and selling items on online auction sites, such as eBay and eBid. It provides students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the vocabulary and typical format of item listings on such sites. They will closely read and then write their own item listings, using adjectives and persuasive language.

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    A chance for learners to discover the British Museum’s collection and develop their ability to describe different objects.

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    This is a lesson based on money, though students’ own attitudes can be kept private if they so desire. And it can remain so, but as a conversation topic, money is a veritable gold mine!

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    This lesson is a self-contained lesson which presents ten phrasal verbs in the context of a dialogue. Students focus on the meaning of those phrasal verbs through a vocabulary and meaning matching exercise. Students then do controlled and freer writing practice of the phrasal verbs. In the speaking activity students use the phrasal verbs in a less controlled way.

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    This lesson plan is all about the language learners need in the outside world when things do not go exactly according to plan!  

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    In this simple lesson students will have a chance to speak freely about different aspects of their future life, while the teacher guides them (with the students' help) to the best available grammar forms in order to do so.

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    This lesson is about buying and selling items on online auction sites, such as eBay and eBid. It provides students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the vocabulary and typical format of item listings on such sites. They will closely read and then write their own item listings, using adjectives and persuasive language.

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    This lesson is based on a short video, which shows someone going for a job interview. Learners develop their knowledge about applying for jobs and the interview process. They will develop their listening skills, learn new vocabulary, revise the past simple tense as well as take part in a mock job interview.

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    In this lesson, students will practise writing persuasive text for adverts using present and past continuous forms. The concept of a storyboard is introduced, an example is examined in detail and students produce their own storyboard to advertise a product.

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    This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out about what happens on April Fool’s Day, April 1st, in the UK. It’s the one day of the year when it’s acceptable to play jokes on your friends and colleagues. Many countries have their own equivalent of April Fool’s Day.

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    The lesson is based on the principles of the Language Experience Approach (LEA). It is appropriate for ESOL students with low literacy needs. This approach often takes place with individual students, but this lesson shows how the approach is easily adapted for use with a group.