Lesson plan overview
This B1 ESL lesson plan is about the Eurovision Song Contest. Students will learn about the history of the contest, watch a video about Liverpool and how it is preparing for this year’s Eurovision, and talk about music contests and Eurovision. You can also check out the lesson “Beyoncé’s tour causes inflation” and the worksheet “Idioms: entertainment“.
Speaking and reading: The lesson starts with a general discussion about Eurovision. Next, students are tasked with guessing the answers of a few questions, and then reading a text about Eurovision to check their answers.
Vocabulary: Students look at vocabulary from the text (e.g. catchy, cheesy contest, release, submit), and match the words to their definitions. To practise, students complete 5 sentences with their own ideas and then share them with a partner.
Listening: Students watch a video about Liverpool and how it is preparing for Eurovision: “Get ready for Liverpool! Eurovision 2023 Host City“. The video is broken down into 4 parts, and students complete a task for each of the parts.
Lastly, students talk about whether or not they’ve been to Liverpool and which activities they will like the most.
You can use the conversation cards for additional speaking practice!
Teacher’s lesson plan
Student’s interactive PDF
Conversation cards PDF
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