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ESL Lesson Plans
Advanced Students -- Level 4

Advanced level classes in some ways are the most challenging because you are always looking for new ways to challenge the students. They've gained a decent level of proficiency with the language, can speak it relatively well, know the basics of grammar without having to think about it and have a large vocabulary.

But advanced classes can be the most fun because you can actually carry on a good conversation with little struggle and is the place where you'll usually make the most friends because there is little communciation barrier.

Now, the thing is to challenge the students and always look for ways to push the envelope to the point of maybe making them a little uncomfortable because you're starting to be rigorous with them.

Let nothing slide. Always be on top of their grammar, pronunciation, word usage and idiomatic expressions.

You can use ...

Advanced Grammar in Use With Answers by Martin Hewings

English Vocabulary in Use Advanced by Michael McCarthy

Peterson's Toefl Success 2005 (Toefl Cbt Success) by Bruce Rogers

One good exercise you can do with the TOEFL study guide is to turn to the reading comprehension section and read one of the little essays they have. Explain any new vocabulary, then ask the multiple choice questions at the end of the passage.

How to Prepare for the T.O.E.F.L Essay by Lynn Lougheed

Idiomatic American English: A Step-By-Step Workbook for Learning Everyday American Expressions by Barbara K. Gaines

Idioms for Everyday Use by Milada Broukal

The best way to find good deals on the above books is to google them using the search tool below.





...and magazine articles using the same method with reading material as I described in Level 2 and 3 (dictation, sentence creation and composition writing). You can also use poetry and have them write their own poems.

You could also use passages from Shakespeare, too Just make sure you know all the meanings of the words and phrases before going in to teach it.

And as I have mentioned before you can...
get ready-to-use ESL lesson plans based on news articles from Reuters.
...all you have to do is simply print and teach. Very easy...very convenient.

Also, the book below  is a good book to have on hand because it has exercises and word games that will keep your students on their toes. It contains sentences out of novels, plays, poems and television. 

1100 Words You Need to Know by Murray Bromberg
An excellent resource.

ESL Lesson Plans for Beginner Students -- Level One

ESL Lesson Plans for Intermediate Students -- Level Two

ESL Lesson Plans for Upper Intermediate Students -- Level Three