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.

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.

Troy Davis Given Capital Punishment (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate English lesson plan about the execution of Troy Davis and capital punishment (the death penalty).

Topic: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate English lesson plan about corporate social responsibility & business ethics.

Topic: Offices, Cubicles & Open Space (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate English lesson plan about different office workspace designs such as open space.

Citizens Fight Back in London Riots (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate English lesson plan about the riots and looting in London.

U.S. Insurers Must Fully Cover Birth Control (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate English lesson plan about birth control & pregnancy.

Topic: Whistle-blowing (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate English lesson plan about whistle-blowing and the story of Jeffrey Wigand versus the tobacco industry.

Norway Shooting and the Debate on Multiculturalism (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate news lesson plan about Norway shooting massacre and multiculturalism.

Topic: Affirmative Action (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Free upper-intermediate English lesson plan about affirmative action. Includes debate and role play.

Bailout for Greece while Portugal Struggles (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson)

Free upper-intermediate news lesson plan about financial problems in Greece and Portugal.

Terrorist Leader Osama Bin Laden Dead (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson)

Free upper-intermediate news lesson plan on terrorism, torture, and the death of Osama bin Laden.

Violence Continues in Syria and Libya While Refugees Hit Europe (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson)

Free upper-intermediate ESL news lesson plan about protests and violence Syria and Libya, and the refugee problems in Italy and France.

Japan Situation Improving Despite Nuclear Rating (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson)

Upper-Intermediate ESL news lesson plan about nuclear rating in Japan and speech given by Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

Political Crisis Continues in Ivory Coast (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson)

Upper-Intermediate ESL news lesson plan about the political conflict in the Ivory Coast between Gbagbo and Ouattara.

Radiation in Water Latest Problem for Japan (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson)

Upper-intermediate ESL news lesson plan about Japan’s latest problem with radiation in seawater after tsunami and earthquake.

India Population Hits 1.21 Billion as Female Birth Rate Falls (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson)

Upper-intermediate ESL news lesson plan about India’s 2011 census, population increase, and the practice of feticide.

NATO Campaign in Libya Begins As Unrest Spreads Elsewhere (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

Upper-intermediate ESL breaking news lesson plan about NATO/UN mission in Libya and the spread of unrest to neighboring countries Syria, Yemen, and Jordan.

Japanese Forced to Leave Homes (Upper-Intermediate News Lesson)

Upper-Intermediate English news lesson about Japanese forced to leave their homes because of nuclear radiation.