English is Great

This lesson plan is about the English language and other languages. Access the face-to-face and online versions.



This lesson is about the English language and other languages (including endangered languages) that the students may know. It develops speaking skills and the use of idiomatic language and uses the students’ own experiences and opinions as the basis of all discussions and written work.


To give a short presentation about how the student uses the English language
To be more aware of endangered languages and the impact of losing them
To use idioms containing the word ‘time’ – the most frequently used noun in English 
To write a narrative about what students do in their ‘spare time’


English and other languages


CEFR B1 and above


Approximately 60 minutes


The lesson plan and classroom materials can be downloaded below in PDF format

Important: Please read

To support teachers having to work online during the COVID-19 pandemic, this lesson has been adapted for teachers providing online classes. The lesson notes are specifically for online lessons and the class materials have been made available as a PowerPoint.

Included in the teachers’ notes, there is guidance and advice for what teachers need to know and do before and at the beginning of an online class. Please read the lesson instructions carefully before using them. They are for guidance only, and designed to be used with the most common online platforms. You may need to adapt the lesson to the format and online platform you are working with.

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