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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