Category Archives: Advanced

Here is a list of advanced ESL lesson plans on a variety of topics for English conversation class.Note that there are over 40 lesson plans at this level, so be sure to click the ‘older posts‘ link at the bottom of the page to see more. If you’d prefer to see a list of lesson plan topics, please view the topic list.

On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning (Reading Lesson)

An ESL reading lesson on a short story above love by Haruki Murakami. Students can answer comprehension, vocabulary, & discussion questions.

Phoning It In (Upper-Intermediate/Advanced Reading Lesson)

A short reading lesson for ESL students interested in business topics. Students can answer comprehension, vocabulary, & discussion questions.

Reading: Into the Future (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

The Dorito Effect (Advanced Health Lesson Plan)

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)

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

The Worst Hotel in the World (Advanced Lesson Plan)

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

Unsolved Mysteries (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

Free advanced lesson plan about unsolved mysteries.

Giving Advice Lesson Plan (Advanced ESL)

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

Biomedical Ethics & Neanderthal Babies (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

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

Talking About Movies (Upper-Intermediate & Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

Free ESL lesson plan about movies. Includes discussion questions, quotations, & vocabulary exercises.

2012 News in Review (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

2012 Year in Review: a free advanced lesson plan on the top 2012 news stories.

Gun Control & The Newtown School Shooting (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

Free advanced lesson plan about gun control based and a school shooting in Newtown.

Study: Humans Getting Dumber (Advanced Evolution Lesson Plan ESL)

Free advanced lesson plan on human intelligence & evolution. Includes debate & quotations.

Darwin Awards Lesson Plan (Advanced ESL/EFL)

Free advanced lesson plan on the Darwin Awards & evolution. Includes best stories & role-play.

London 2012 Olympics (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

Free advanced lesson plan on the Olympics & London 2012. Includes quotes & role-plays.

Report: U.S. Behind Cyber-Attacks on Iran (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

Free advanced lesson plan on reported American cyber-attacks on Iran & Middle East.

Travel & Tourist Destinations (Advanced ESL Lesson Plan)

Free advanced lesson plan on travel destinations and unconventional tourism.