Daoism & The Chinese Farmer (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

ESL/EFL Level: Upper-intermediate
Lesson Topics:  Daoism, spirituality, giving advice, the good life
Skill Focus
: Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary
Lesson Plan Download: chinese-farmer-story-upper-intermediate-052022.docx
Approximate Class Time: 2.25 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.

Asian farmland

UPPER-INTERMEDIATE Lesson Plan on Daoism & The Chinese Farmer: Warm-up (Pair Work)

  1. Are you a spiritual person? What spiritual practices do you do?
  2. Have you ever studied Daoism or Stoicism? If so, what do you know about them?
  3. In your life, have you been lucky or unlucky? Why do you think so?

Reading: The Story of the Chinese Farmer

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ESL Lesson plan on Daoism & The Chinese Farmer copyright Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com. May be downloaded and printed for classroom use.

2 comments on “Daoism & The Chinese Farmer (Upper-Intermediate Lesson Plan)

  1. Maria Anna Teves (Posted on 11-4-2022 at 07:40) Reply

    Hi, I like this site and this lesson however I think there is something wrong at the end – I think that was from the OTHER LESSON about the Born in 1900’s … Continue to create really great English Lessons, I appreciate it and my students too! They are all very interesting and helpful.

  2. mb Post author (Posted on 11-5-2022 at 19:26) Reply

    Hello Maria. It’s great to get a comment from a member. I’m glad that you’re enjoying the lessons. What content did you see in the lesson that you think came from the other ‘Born in the 1900s’ lesson? I can’t find it. By the way, if you have time, can you complete this feedback form? (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7eOMh8_wxKjDOxTyH3xINvVNf2lUVyDarG3erxpPz8kOuHw/viewform?usp=sf_link) It’ll help me design better lessons in the future.
    – Matthew

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