2022 News in Review (Intermediate Lesson Plan)

ESL/EFL Level: Intermediate (B2/C1)
Lesson Topic: A review of 2022 and its top news stories
Skill Focus
: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar (Past Perfect)
Approximate Class Time: 2 hours
Lesson Plan Download: 2022-news-review-intermediate-012023.docx
Lesson Overview:

  • As a warm-up, students brainstorm a list of the top local, national, and international news stories of 2022.
  • The reading passage presents 13 major news items from 2022. As students read, they also fill in the clozes (blanks) to match the news items.
  • Post-reading activities include two role-play scenarios, a presentation on tips for fighting inflation, writing sentences with adverbs about 2023, a holiday proposal activity, and a 2023 prediction activity.
  • All lessons come with warm-up questions and discussion questions.

2022 on different colored paper.

INTERMEDIATE 2022 News Review Lesson Plan (EFL)

Warm-up Questions (Pair Work)

  1. How was 2022 for you? What were the high and low points?
  2. What are some changes that you want to make to your life for 2023?
  3. How do people celebrate New Year’s in your culture?

2022 ESL News Lesson Plan: Brainstorm (Group Work)

In pairs or groups, make a list of the major events of 2022. Include local, national, and international news. When you are finished, present your list of news items to the class and discuss them as a group.

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Article answers: Ukraine, Yangtze, Boris Johnson, Pakistan, Charles III, Iran, Xi Jinping, eight, China, Argentina

Vocabulary Answers: 1-c, 2-a, 3-h, 4-j, 5-i, 6-b, 7-f, 8-g, 9-L, 10-k, 11-e, 12-d

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