Holiday in France: a Free ESL Lesson Plan

Notre Dame, Marseille, Montpellier. If you’re looking to add a bit of color and culture to your student’s reading activities, this new ESL Lesson Plan on holiday in France offers just the ticket. 

Suitable for intermediate learners, the lesson plan is built around the theme of holidays. It offers students the chance to practice their reading skills while learning about intensifiers, idioms and informal language. 

A Holiday in France

Have you ever traveled to France? Located in Western Europe, France is an ancient country with roots stretching back to the Roman Empire. Over its history, France has seen empires rise and fall (for example, Louis XIV). It has seen great artists come and go (think Da Vinci, Monet and Cézanne). And earned a reputation for being the world’s capital of brilliant food, literature and a diverse and bubbling culture. But today, nearly 68 million people call it home.

Fun fact! James Heywood, one of Off2Class’s co-founders, earned a degree in linguistics from the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris.

What Does the Lesson Offer? 

A key component of advanced language learning is the ability to comprehend situations. Students then need to accurately and appropriately describe situations. This lesson supports intermediate learners reading a letter from one friend to another describing a trip to southern France.

The lesson includes a comprehension question covering strong adjectives with intensifier combinations, such as “utterly disappointed,” and idioms, such as “under the weather.”

Students need to understand the difference between formal and informal language. The lesson uses the letter to address comprehension of informal language.

What Comes Next?

In conclusion, our team has done the hard work. It’s time for you to download the lesson and teach!

Remember, if you want additional lesson plans and support, including teachers’ notes, be sure to sign-up for a free Off2Class account.


  • khalid says:

    May 21, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    Iam super excited

    • Sarah says:

      May 25, 2022 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you! We hope the lesson is useful.

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