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.

Choosing a Career & Career Trends (Advanced Lesson Plan)

Lesson on choosing a career, career trends & top U.S. jobs with reading, vocabulary & speaking activities for advanced conversation class.

Working from Home vs. Office (YouTube-based Lesson)

Lesson on working from home vs. in the office based on a short YouTube video. Download the worksheet for intermediate to advanced EFL levels.

Cultural Differences & Culture Shock in North America (Advanced)

Lesson plan on cultural differences & culture shock in the United States, Canada, & Mexico for advanced conversational English class.

Top Four Countries to Visit & Travel Trends (Advanced Lesson)

Discuss the Lonely Planet’s top countries to travel to, learn vocabulary, practice role-plays & more (Lesson for Advanced conversation class).

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: 1.5 hours Note to teachers: This topic relates to unionization, though it is not explored deeply. For a comprehensive lesson on unionization, take a look at PBS’s labor/management simulation. ADVANCED Lesson on the Anti-Work […]

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)

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)

Advanced lesson plan about advice columns for conversational English class. Great practice for giving advice & suggestions.