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Teachers: browse the tags on the left to find a lesson plan for conversational English class or use the above menus to locate worksheets & articles for English teaching. See the For Teachers section for help on using our lesson plans.

Students: take our free English tests or study worksheets on idioms, phrasal verbs, prepositions, and common English mistakes. Our free lesson plans are also good for improving vocabulary & reading comprehension skills.

New Material:

Pain, Painful, and In Pain: The Difference: (06/15) An explanation of the differences between pain, painful, and in pain.

Expressions for Everyday Situations: (05/27) A worksheet asking students to write English expressions that match everyday situations.

Symptoms Review Board Game: (05/15) A board game for reviewing common symptoms.

Common English Mistakes (Version 3): (05/14) Correct the common mistakes made by ESL students.

Current Events & Topical Lesson Plans:

Reading: Into the Future (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan) (June 13, 2016)

Free lesson plan on future predictions (technology, food, education, etc). Contains reading passage by Udo Gollub & comprehension / discussion questions.

The School (Short Story): Comprehension, Discussion & Vocabulary Questions (ESL) (May 13, 2016)

Free upper-intermediate reading lesson plan on Donald Barthelme’s short story The School. Great for studying bucket lists and grammar for regret.

Shorter Work-days and Working Hours (Advanced Reading Lesson Plan) (October 14, 2015)

Free advanced reading lesson plan on shorter workdays & working hours. Practice reading, vocabulary, writing, and discussion questions.

Looking at Nature Benefits Brain (Advanced Reading Lesson) (October 13, 2015)

Free advanced reading lesson plan on the benefits of viewing nature. Practice reading, vocabulary, writing, and discussion questions.

The Everlasting Forrest Fenn (Advanced Reading Lesson Plan) (October 11, 2015)

Free advanced reading lesson plan about hidden treasure. Practice reading, vocabulary, discussion questions, & writing exercises.

The Dorito Effect (Advanced Health Lesson Plan) (October 10, 2015)

Free advanced lesson plan about health and food taste. Practice reading, vocabulary, and do discussion questions, & writing exercises.

How I Secretly Lived in my Office (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan) (October 9, 2015)

Free advanced lesson plan about living in your office with vocabulary, reading comprehension, discussion, & writing exercises.

Trends in English Language Education (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan) (June 3, 2015)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan about recent trends in ESL/EFL teaching and studying.

Ultimate Tips for Men (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan) (April 23, 2014)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan about the ultimate tips (advice) for men.

The Keys to Marriage (Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan) (March 14, 2014)

Free PPP intermediate lesson plan on marriage and happiness.

The Finnish Education System (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan) (March 6, 2014)

Free pre-intermediate lesson on the Finnish education system. Includes debate & role-plays.

The Finnish Education System (Pre-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan) (March 4, 2014)

Free pre-intermediate lesson on the Finnish education system. Includes debate & role-plays.

The Worst Hotel in the World (Advanced Lesson Plan) (July 20, 2013)

Free advanced lesson plan about the world’s worst hotel. Includes role-plays.

The Worst Hotel in the World (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan) (July 19, 2013)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan about the world’s worst hotel. Includes role-plays.

Cooking Lesson Plan (Intermediate ESL) (May 2, 2013)

Free intermediate lesson plan on cooking, recipes, and food. Includes role-plays.

Cooking Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate ESL) (May 1, 2013)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on cooking. Includes recipes & food-related role-plays.

Unsolved Mysteries (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan) (April 5, 2013)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan about unsolved mysteries.

Unsolved Mysteries (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan) (April 4, 2013)

Free advanced lesson plan about unsolved mysteries.

Giving Advice Lesson Plan (Advanced ESL) (March 9, 2013)

Free advanced lesson plan about advice columns. Great practice for giving advice & suggestions.

Giving Advice Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate ESL) ()

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan about advice columns. Great practice for giving advice/suggestions.

Biomedical Ethics & Neanderthal Babies (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan) (January 30, 2013)

Free advanced ESL lesson plan on Biomedical ethics. Topics: euthanasia, animal rights, cloning, etc.