Category Archives: Advanced

Here is a list of advanced ESL lesson plans on a variety of topics for English conversation class. There are many lessons 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.

Amazon Tribe Gets Internet (Advanced Lesson Plan)

A lesson on how the arrival of Starlink Internet access affected a remote Amazon tribe. The lesson includes speaking & vocabulary activities.

What Europeans Think of Americans (C1 Level Lesson)

A video-based lesson on what Europeans think of Americans. The lesson contains speaking activities for upper-intermediate/advanced (C1) ESL.

Trad Wives & Gender Roles (Advanced Lesson Plan)

A video-based lesson on the trad wife trend spread on social media that promotes women returning to traditional gender roles. (C1/C2 ESL)

Echoes of Genocide in Palestine (Advanced Lesson Plan)

An advanced lesson based on a video of a Holocaust survivor who compares her experiences to the genocide of Palestinians. (C1 ESL)

Dan Saunders & The ATM Glitch (Advanced Lesson)

A lesson about an Australian man who withdrew 1.6 million dollars after discovering an ATM glitch. The lesson includes speaking activities.

Dating & Finding Love (Advanced Lesson Plan)

A lesson on the evolution of dating and dating trends (AI, dating apps, etc.) The lesson includes speaking activities for C1/C2 levels.

The Brown Eyes/Blue Eyes Experiment (Advanced Lesson)

ESL/EFL Level: Advanced (C1/C2) Lesson Topics: discrimination, education Skill Focus: Reading, Speaking, Vocabulary Approximate Class Time: 1.75 hours Lesson Plan Download: elliott-discrimination-experiment-advanced-052024.docx Lesson Overview: After warm-up questions, students read a 298-word passage about Jane Elliott’s famous brown eyes/blue eyes experiment which she conducted to teach her grade class about discrimination. After a recall activity and comprehension […]

Communication with Gen Z in the Workplace (Advanced Lesson)

An advanced lesson on communication conflicts in the workplace with Gen Z employees. The lesson includes speaking and vocabulary activities.

AI Girlfriends & Companions (Advanced Lesson Plan)

An advanced lesson on artificial intelligence (AI) girlfriends and boyfriends. The lesson includes speaking and vocabulary activities.

Etiquette Rules for Visiting Japan (Advanced Lesson Plan)

A YouTube video-based lesson on etiquette tips for visiting Japan. The lesson includes speaking and vocabulary activities for C1/C2 ESL.

Steve Jobs on Ideas & Teamwork (Advanced Lesson Plan)

An advanced lesson based on a Steve Jobs interview about ideas and teamwork. The lesson has speaking and vocabulary activities for ESL class.

Travel the World as a Pet Sitter (Advanced Lesson)

An advanced lesson on pet sitting around the world, focusing on the travel benefits and responsibilities of being a pet sitter. (C1 ESL)

Neighbor from Hell: Russian Businessman Alexei Zakharov (Advanced)

ESL Level: Advanced (C1/C2) Lesson Topics: disputes between neighbors, bullying Skill Focus: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary Approximate Class Time: 1.75 hours Lesson Plan Download: neighbor-russian-bully-advanced-lesson-042024.docx Note: This lesson was originally posted in 2011. It was revised and enhanced in 2024. After warm-up questions, students read a 294-word reading passage that tells the story of an ‘everyday’ type […]

Milgram’s Obedience Experiment (Advanced Lesson Plan)

A lesson on Stanley Milgram’s study on obedience and authority. It includes speaking and vocabulary activities for advanced ESL class.

Breakfast Around the World (Advanced Lesson Plan)

A lesson on breakfast food around the world based on a YouTube video by Insider Food. The lesson includes vocabulary and speaking activities.

Escaping Reality to Avoid Life (Advanced Lesson)

A lesson based on a YouTube Video “Signs You Are Escaping Reality to Avoid Life.” The lesson includes speaking activities for C1/C2 ESL.

OpenAI’s Sora Blows Minds (Advanced Lesson)

An lesson on OpenAI’s Sora, a new AI model that generates video, and its impact on the entertainment industry. Speaking activities included.

Friendship in the 21st Century (Advanced Lesson)

A lesson on friendship, loneliness, and the friendship recession that includes speaking & vocabulary activities for C1/C2 ESL levels.

Neuralink Implants Brain Chip (Advanced Lesson)

A video-based lesson on the successful implant of a brain chip into a human by Elon Musk’s company Neuralink for advanced ESL class.

Hedonism & The Experience Machine (Advanced Lesson)

An advanced lesson on a TED-Ed video about Nozick’s Experience Machine. This speaking-focused lesson discusses hedonism and reality.

36 Days: A Lesson on Migration (Advanced)

An lesson on the perilous journey of 101 African migrants who spent 36 days at sea. The lesson includes speaking activities for ESL class.