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.

The Anti-Work Movement (Advanced EFL Lesson Plan)

ESL/EFL Level: Advanced Lesson Topics:  unemployment, employee rights, work-life balance Skill Focus: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary Lesson Plan Download: anti-work-lesson-advanced-062022.docx Approximate Class Time: 2 hours Note to students: This lesson was made for English teachers. However, feel free to read the lesson and leave your answers to the questions in the comment area below. Note to teachers: […]

Meme: Imagine You Were Born in 1900 (Advanced Lesson Plan)

Free advanced lesson on the “Imagine you were born in 1900” meme (topics: Generational differences, perspective). Includes warm-up questions, reading, vocabulary, and group work for EFL conversation class.

Amazon: A Human Price for Convenience? (Advanced EFL Lesson Plan)

Free advanced lesson plan on Amazon’s treatment of employees and scientific management approach. Includes warm-up questions, reading, vocabulary, and group work for EFL conversation class.

The Social Dilemma: A Lesson on Social Media (Advanced)

Advanced lesson plan on the dangers of social media presented through a summary of the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma.

Bottled Water: The Marketing Trick of the Century (Advanced ESL Lesson)

Free advanced lesson plan on bottled water and its marketing & environmental issues. Study online or download the ESL lesson plan for conversation class.

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.