B2 Upper Intermediate EFL Plan – Would For Past Habits – Describing People

would for past habits in English - describing people - B2 ESL/ EFL lesson plan



This English lesson is for you if:

English learners
  • Your English level is upper intermediate (B2).
  • You want to learn English at home.
  • You can learn without the help of a teacher.
ESL teachers
  • You work with upper intermediate level (B2) English learners.
  • You follow the CEFR standards of teaching.
  • You would like to introduce a different voice and pronunciation to your students.

About the lesson:

  • Lesson Goals:  At the end of this lesson, students will become familiar with the usage of would for talking about past habits, and describing people.
  • Focus English Grammar: Would for Past Habits
  • Target Vocabulary: Describing people

Audio sample:


The package includes:

  • ESL/ EFL English lesson for upper intermediate level (B2) (.pdf): 8 pages (including cover page, as well as credits page)
  • Answer Sheet (.pdf) – 4 pages
  • audio file (.mp3) – female voice

Presentation: (pages 2, 3)

    • What qualities/ qualifications do you need to have to become a:

– world renowned pianist
– prime minister
– social worker
(Work with a partner exercise: brainstorming target vocabulary.)

    • Listen to the text. Fill in the blanks.

(Listening comprehension exercise. The text tells the story of Kathy, who suffered from anorexia, but is now recovering.)

    • Now read the text (above). Answer the questions.

(After filling the blanks, the text is read again to check how well main points in the text were understood.)

Grammar Box (pages 3)
      • grammar explanation: usage, examples, exceptions to the rule

Practice:(pages 5, 6)

      • Read the text. Underline the use of would for past habits.

(Grammar practice exercise.)

      • Transform the word in brackets into the correct form (noun, verb, adverb, adjective), and fill in the blanks.

(vocabulary used to describe people’s actions, habits, personalities)

      • Complete the sentences with the idioms from the box.

(Reinforce vocabulary using idioms to describe people. )

Production (Teachers Only) (page 7) – 3 assignments

Credits (page 8)

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