ESL Easter Lesson Plan

This ESL Easter lesson plan will save you loads of time as you won't need to search for your own resources ...... it's all been done for you.

Special occasions are not only a great opportunity to teach your students general English skills, but also to improve their knowledge of English culture and traditions. This lesson provides a mix of facts about the origins of Easter - looking at the Jewish Passover, American and British Easter traditions, and the roots of the Easter bunny and chocolate eggs.

Your students will be able to practice their reading and listening skills, with an information share reading task, a great song about Matzah, and a multiple choice quiz to test their general knowledge. Packed with information, interesting facts and fun activites, your students will be learning without evening realising it.

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This lesson plan is suitable for upper-intermediate, advanced and proficiency level English (B2, C1 and C2).

Language Focus

This ESL Easter lesson plan starts with a general knowledge multiple choice quiz from Reader's Digest covering a large range of subjects, from the Easter bunny, to Easter Island, Palm Sunday and the Easter egg. The answers are given with a full explanation which the students can give as an information share exercise.

The students then have an opportunity to discuss their own traditions and beliefs, as well as find out what they know about the Jewish Passover and the origins of Easter. These subjects are then further uncovered with a reading on each of these topics. Of course, no lesson would be complete without vocabulary, so there are synonyms for the students to match with new words from the text.

The lesson then concludes with a fun listening with your students finding out what Matzah is, and some very creative things that you can do with it.

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