Giving Advice Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate ESL)

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Giving Advice Lesson Plan (ESL): Upper-Intermediate

A lesson on giving advice

Giving Advice Lesson Plan (ESL): Warm-Up Activity

  1. In two minutes, write down two (or more) problems each of the following groups of people might have: students, workers, and the elderly.
  2. When finished, role-play the problems with a partner. For example, “I'm a student and I have a problem: I'm failing all my courses.” The other student should give advice. When giving advice, try to use each of the below structures:
How about…
I suggest…
Why don't…
If I were you…
My advice would be…
Have you thought about…
I highly recommend…

(!! Teachers: pre-read the below section to ensure it's appropriate for your class.)

Reading: Questions from Advice Columns

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4 comments on “Giving Advice Lesson Plan (Upper-Intermediate ESL)

  1. Kate (Posted on 3-11-2013 at 18:47) Reply

    Hi , thanks so much for your materials, i use them all the time!! Is there a .doc version of this advice lesson?


  2. casandra (Posted on 12-30-2013 at 14:20) Reply

    that’s a cool thing

  3. Duce lane (Posted on 4-14-2015 at 11:18) Reply

    Very cool

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