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Why you should learn English | ESL/EFL Lesson Plan

The purpose of the lesson: Give advice using should
Size of the class: 40 students
Age: 14 years old/grade 8-9
Level: Beginner/A1
Length of the lesson: 40 minutes

Lead-in

Teacher asks students why they should study English or why they study English. Most of them will probably answer that they study English because they like or because they want to communicate with other people around the world or because it helps them to find a good job in the future.

Listening

Teacher reads the following text and asks students to identify the three reasons why someone should study English.

The text:
Why should I learn English? Why everybody says that English is important for my future?
Well, English is important and learning English is not easy. Every one of us knows that, and without a good reason learning English can be very difficult. Some of us want to study or work abroad in the future. This is a good reason for learning English. So, you should learn English if you want to study or work abroad in the future.
Some people like to travel. When you travel in a foreign country English language is very useful because wherever you travel you can find someone who speaks English and helps you when you need. So, you should learn English if you want to travel in a foreign country.
Everybody likes to watch American movies or listen to American songs. They are much better if you understand English. So, you should learn English if you like to watch American movies and listen to American songs.

Blackboard plan

Why you should learn English:
You should learn English if you _______________________________ in the future.
You should learn English if you _______________________________ in a foreign country.
You should learn English if you _________________ and ____________________ .

Students come to the board and fill in the blanks.

Production

Teacher asks students to add two more reasons why they should study English.


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