Dating & Finding Love (Intermediate Lesson Plan)

ESL/EFL Level: Intermediate (B1/B2)
Lesson Topics: dating, love
Skill Focus: Reading, Speaking, Vocabulary
Approximate Class Time: 1.75 hours
Lesson Plan Download: dating-love-intermediate-lesson-052024.docx
Lesson Overview:

  • After warm-up questions, students read a 252-word passage that describes how dating has evolved and some recent trends related to dating. After a recall activity and comprehension questions, students match vocabulary from the video to definitions and then form discussion questions using the target vocabulary.
  • There are three debate topics related to dating followed by a discussion of turn-ons and turn-offs (red flags).
  • The roleplay for this lesson involves a strict parent interviewing a teenage boy who wants to date his daughter.
  • After two humorous famous quotations, the next activity has students discuss common break-up excuses and pick-up lines.
  • As usual, the lesson ends with a review of vocabulary and collocations before presenting some final discussion questions.

A person swiping on an online dating app

INTERMEDIATE (B1/B2) Lesson on Dating: Warm-up-Questions

  1. What do people do on dates in your country?
  2. What was the worst date you’ve ever had?
  3. Have you ever tried to introduce a friend to someone? Did it work out?
  4. What is the right age to begin dating? Get married?

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Comprehension Question Answer Key

  1. In the nineties, people had to search for someone they liked in person or call their home phone, often talking to their parents first. Today, people can easily send messages and flirt on social media.
  2. True
  3. People complain about false information on profiles. They also complain about ghosting, which is when someone stops communicating with them suddenly.
  4. To avoid these problems, some people are slow-dating. Others are creating AI girlfriends or boyfriends.
  5. Young daters today are more comfortable talking about mental health and their emotions, which can help build stronger trust and connections.

Vocabulary Matching: 1-f, 2-i, 3-a, 4-h, 5-c, 6-k, 7-j, 8-g, 9-d, 10-b, 11-e

Collocations: 1-b, 2-f, 3-d, 4-e, 5-g, 6-a, 7-c

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