A1 Beginner English Lesson and ESL plan – Would like to – Animals and Nature

would like to ESL lesson plan and English lesson
Here is a free set of animal flashcards to help you introduce and practice the focus vocabulary in this lesson:
Animal Flashcards (A1-A2) beginner and lower intermediate

This English lesson is for you if:

English learners
  • Your English level is a beginner/lower intermediate level (A1-A2).
  • You want to learn English at home.
  • You can learn without the help of a teacher.
ESL/EFL teachers
  • You work with beginner level (A1) English learners.
  • You follow the CEFR standards of teaching.
  • You would like to introduce a different voice and pronunciation to your students.
At level A1, which is the beginner level, students learn how to FORM and USE the affirmative form “would + like (to)” to talk about:
– wishes, and preferences (For example: I’d like to have a cat (not a dog.). I’d like a cup of tea.)
– invitations (For example: I would like to invite you to dinner on Saturday.)

Negatives and questions come at a later stage. This lesson plan explains formation/usage of negative and questions as well. So, if your students are already able to form and use the affirmative form, it could be a good idea to introduce negatives, as well as questions.

Audio sample:


The package includes:

  • English Lesson for beginners. (.pdf) – 9 pages
  • Answer Sheet (.pdf)
  • audio file (.mp3) – female voice – Native American speaker

About the lesson (plan)

  • English Grammar: Would like (to)
  • Target Vocabulary: Animals and Nature

Presentation: (pages 2, 3)

  • 1. Listen to Ana’s story and fill in the blanks.
  • (Listening comprehension exercise. Tells the story of Ana who’d like to have two dogs and a cat. She doesn’t know if she wants to have a pet fish because they don’t know how to play. What does Ana’d like to teach her dogs, and cat?)

  • 2. Mark the sentences T for true, and F for false.
  • (Check how well the information in the previous exercise was understood.)

  • 3. Crosswords. (vocabulary exercise).
Grammar Box (pages 4, 5)
  • full grammar explanations with graphics/ pictures.
  • suitable examples for the level matching the target vocabulary for the lesson
  • Grammar section also explains the difference between would like and would like to

Practice: (page 6, 7)

  • 1. Make the sentences positive.
  • (Grammar practice exercise.)

  • 2. Complete the sentences with would like to or would like.
  • (Grammar practice exercise. Making the difference between would like / would like to.)

  • 3. Make positive questions using the sentences in Exercise 2 (above).
  • (Grammar practice exercise.)

Production (Teachers Only – page 8) – 3 assignments. Interview, a list of things you’d like/ to

Credits (page 9)



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