Explore our collection of advanced level video-based ESL lesson plans, designed for teachers of adult and Business English students. Our goal is to offer a rich resource for educators and learners seeking high-quality, engaging, and effective English language instruction.

Upper-intermediate and Advanced ESL lesson plans:

a woman surrounded by plants sneezing and a slogan "Are your seasonal allergies getting wprse every year?"

Vocabulary: allergies and symptoms
Collocations: allergies (suffer from allergies, trigger an allergy, have an allergy, treat an allergy)
Idioms: keep at bay, wreak havoc on, kick into overdrive


letter cubes arrange to read april fool's day, and a slogan "best april fool's day pranks and hoaxes"

Speaking: Conversation questions about humour, pranks, and April Fool’s Day, discussion quoets, describing photos, evaluating pranks and jokes
Vocabulary: humour, pranks and jokes (prank, fool, fall for, improv, stand-up comedy, hoax, adjectives to describe pranks)
Videos: “Why do we celebrate April Fool’s Day?”, and “Best April Fool’s Day jokes and pranks of all time”


eggs looking like faberge eggs and a slogan "what might have happened to the missing faberge eggs?"

Speaking: jewels, treasures, Fabergé eggs, rare objects
Vocabulary: gemstones, words related to Fabergé eggs, adjectives
Grammar: Past modals for speculation (might have/could have + past participle)


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3 oscars statuettes, and a slogan "and the oscar goes to ..."

Vocabulary: words related to the Oscars (e.g. a nod, to be snubbed, to take home, an acceptance speech)
Grammar: should/shouldn’t have + past participle
Writing: a film review


four man in an Irish pub raising their glasses celebrating Saint Patrick's Day, and a losgan "Sláinte!"

Vocabulary: expressions related to drinking (to down a drink, drink the night away, booze, indulge in something, filled to the brim)
Speaking: conversation questions, making a toast
Videos: “Why we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day and other Irish traditions”, “How to drink like the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day”


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What can you expect from our advanced video-based ESL lesson plans?

  • Pre-class activities: To enhance the learning experience, every video-based ESL lesson includes pre-class online activities, ensuring that students arrive prepared and ready to engage with the lesson content. These online activities not only serve as a valuable introduction to the lesson but also allow students to explore key concepts independently, promoting a deeper understanding of the upcoming material.
  • Comprehensive materials: Each lesson consists of 5 to 8 pages of in-class material. In our B2-C1 ESL lesson plans, you'll find advanced-level vocabulary and grammar seamlessly integrated to ensure your students acquire and excel in language skills applicable in real-life contexts. The curriculum is designed to challenge advanced learners and enable them to express themselves with greater precision and confidence. The goal is to equip students with the linguistic tools necessary to navigate complex discussions, professional environments, and a wide range of real-world situations effectively.
  • Video Content: Each lesson plan comes with a short video which will challenge and engage your advanced learners. These videos serve as the focal point for each lesson, sparking discussion and enhancing comprehension. They expose students to a wide range of accents, contexts, and communication styles, making the learning experience both educational and entertaining.
  • Emphasis on communication: Our lesson plans emphasise active communication, providing a range of speaking activities that foster lively classroom discussions, debates, and presentations. This creates numerous opportunities for your students to practise and enhance their speaking skills.These activities encourage students to express their thoughts, engage in thoughtful debates, and present their perspectives effectively. We aim to create a dynamic learning environment where students can confidently use English for real-life communication.
  • Additional resources: To support your teaching objectives, each lesson plan is complemented with additional resources. You can find links to related videos and articles, enabling students to delve deeper into the subject or explore alternative perspectives.These additional resources are designed to broaden students' knowledge and encourage critical thinking.

Incorporate our upper-intermediate and advanced ESL lesson plans into your teaching toolkit, and provide your students with the comprehensive resources and engaging content they need to excel in real-world English communication.