Urbs and suburbs

Urbs and suburbs

Lesson overview

After this Intermediate ESL lesson, the student will be able to describe different communities and talk about the benefits and disadvantages that different places offer.


Warm-up: adjectives to describe places

The student matches adjectives used to describe places (bustling, ancient, contemporary, etc.) with their meanings and then decides which of them are positive/negative.


Vocabulary practice

The student picks a card and uses the new adjectives to describe the place shown on the card. Following this exercise, the student fills in the gaps using an appropriate adjective in several exercises.


Grammar: future forms

The use of different future forms (future will, be going to, Present Simple, etc.) is introduced in a ‘fill in the gaps’ exercise, which is then to be practiced by completing reading passages.

The student finds grammar mistakes in sentences and corrects them.


Reading comprehension: living in the same place for a long time

After reading a passage about a woman who has lived in the same house for almost a hundred years, the student answers the questions related to the text.


Video: Where is home?

The student watches a video in which a man explores his ideas about what it means to truly belong. Then, they answer questions related to the video topic, sharing their personal experience.


Comparing places to live

Based on two pictures, the student learns how to compare life in two different places, by using props such as ‘the main difference is…’, ‘both of these places are…’, etc.

Then, they imagine they are a part of an exchange program. They read about three different cities, decide which one they would live in and give reasons why.



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Thank you for a most interesting and useful lesson plan, I loved it.

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