Category Archives: Upper-Intermediate

Here is a list of upper-intermediate ESL lesson plans on a variety of topics for English conversation class. Note that there are over 55 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.

Medical Myths ESL Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on common medical myths and old wives’ tales.

London 2012 Olympics (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on the Olympics & London 2012. Includes quotes & role-plays.

July News: Prisoners, Airbrushing, & Barclays (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Three July news stories: prisoner literacy programs, beauty enhancement, and the Barclays financial scandal.

Meme: What You Won’t Learn in High School (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on problems with high school education. Includes debate.

Report: U.S. & Israel Behind Cyber-Attacks (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on reported U.S. & Israeli cyber-attacks on Iran in Middle East.

Travel Destinations & Unconventional Tourism (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

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

Etiquette & Manners (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on etiquette and manners. Includes etiquette scenarios.

The Future: Singularity & Artificial Intelligence (Upper-Intermediate Lesson)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on the future, artificial intelligence, and Singularity.

Business Ethics: Why Greg Smith Left Goldman Sachs (Upper-Intermediate)

Free upper-intermediate business ethics lesson plan on Greg Smith’s resignation from Goldman Sachs.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate/Advanced)

Free Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) ESL/EFL lesson plan. Includes emergency situation role-plays. First-aid.

Kony 2012 & International Justice (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan about Kony 2012, online activism, and Africa.

Topic: Family ESL Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate)

Free upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan on the family. Other topics: parenting & marriage.

ACTA: Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate)

Free upper-intermediate ESL lesson plan on ACTA, intellectual property, patents, & piracy.

Job Interview ESL Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on job interviewing & job interview questions.

Alternative Parenting & Feral Children (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on alternative parenting & feral children.

2011 News in Review & New Year’s (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan the major 2011 news events and New Year’s.

Topic: Dating (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan on Dating. Lesson #3 from Unit on Love & Marriage.

Robot Guards & Robot News (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan about robot prison guards and other robotics news.

Topic: Marriage & Life-Long Loving (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson. Lesson #2: “Life-long Loving & Marriage” from Unit on Love & Marriage.

Topic: Reasons for Love (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson. Lesson #1: “Reasons for Love” from Unit on Love & Marriage.

Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate lesson plan about Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and abroad.