Category Archives: Intermediate

Here is a list of intermediate ESL lesson plans on a variety of topics for English conversation class. Note that there are over 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.

2022 News in Review (Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Review the top 2022 news stories (Covid lockdowns, Iranian protests) with this intermediate EFL lesson that includes many speaking activities.

Climate Change (Intermediate EFL Lesson)

An intermediate lesson on climate change/global warming, energy, and protesting. Includes speaking activities for ESL conversation class.

A Christmas Miracle from the Korean War (Intermediate Lesson)

An intermediate EFL lesson on a Christmas miracle from the Korean war. Includes a section on lifeboat ethics & other speaking activities.

Ethical Problems at Work (Intermediate EFL Lesson)

Intermediate lesson on ethical problems in the office, including reading, vocabulary & speaking activities (e.g. BINGO) for EFL 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 in North America (Intermediate Lesson)

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

Top Tourist Destinations & Travel Trends (Intermediate EFL Lesson)

An intermediate EFL lesson plan on the top four travel destinations of the year. Includes reading, vocabulary, and speaking exercises.

Bad Habits (Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free intermediate lesson plan on bad habits. Includes warm-up questions, reading, vocabulary, and group work for ESL conversation class.

The Keys to Marriage (Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Free PPP intermediate lesson plan on marriage and happiness.

Cooking Lesson Plan (Intermediate ESL)

Free intermediate lesson plan on cooking, recipes, and food. Includes role-plays.

Christmas Around the World (Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free intermediate ESL/EFL lesson plan on Christmas traditions around the world.

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

Free intermediate ESL lesson plan on intelligence & evolution. Includes debate & quotations.

Police Taser Blind Man (Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free intermediate lesson plan about police tasering a blind man in the United Kingdom

Gangnam Style: Korean Pop Video Goes Viral (Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free intermediate lesson plan on Gangnam Style, the viral Korean music video.

How to Swear in English (Intermediate & Upper Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free intermed/upper-intermediate lesson about swearing in English. Not appropriate for most classes.

Myths about Health ESL Lesson Plan (Intermediate)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on common myths about health and medicine.

Travel & Tourism (Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Free intermediate lesson plan on traveling, tourist destinations, eco-tourism & space tourism.

Etiquette & Manners (Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Intermediate lesson plan on etiquette and manners. Includes ten etiquette scenarios for discussion.

Kony 2012 & Invisible Children (Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free intermediate ESL lesson plan about Kony 2012, Invisible Children, and Africa.

Topic: Family ESL Lesson Plan (Intermediate)

Lesson plan on the family for intermediate English level. Other topics include parenting & marriage.

Job Interview ESL Lesson Plan (Intermediate)

Free intermediate English lesson plan on job interviewing & job interview questions.