Lesson Plans: Leadership Skills




  1. Students watch a video about the 22 qualities that make a great leader and identify the characteristics of a good leader.
  2. then students watch the video again but this time they are gonna complete sentences that describes the 22 qualities of a good leader.
  3. Students pick three characteristics of a good leader and they explain why those characteristics are important to them using some of these expressions if they want
  4. Students are going to make pair and they are going to discuss the following questions:
    1. Do you consider yourself a leader? Why or why not?
    2. What leadership qualities do you have?
    3. What leadership qualities do you want?
    4. What characteristics does a bad leader have?
  5. Students are going to listen about what good leaders do and how they act, they are going to note down their answers in the notebooks.
  6. students are gonna take the leadership test


Students are going to record themselves describing a person they consider a good leader


Students are gonna answer a worksheet that focus on some of the structures used in this lesson.


Writing Formal and Informal Emails



Writing emails in order to ask and give information about family and friends

Writing emails in order to ask and give basic information about different institutions, tasks and responsibilities.


  • Reply
  • Reply to all
  • Delete
  • Forward
  • Email Address
  • From
  • To
  • C.C (Carbon Copy)
  • BCC (Blind Carbon Copy)
  • Subject
  • Attachment
  • Send
  • Open
  • Links
  • Address Book
  • Domain Name
  • Compose
  • Write
  • Inbox
  • Draft
  • Contacts
  • Recipient
  • Senders
  • Subject
  • Folders

 Key Phrases

Starting and Finishing Emails

Formal and Informal

More expressions for writing emails available here 

Schema Activation

Students start the class by discussing this issue

“You are overwhelmed with work”



  1. Students watch the video “Talking about Email” and note down important phrases that might be useful for a later task
  2. Students watch the video Email “DOs and DON’Ts”and note the parts of an email
  3. Student watch about abour “Greetings and Closings” and note down the ones that can be useful to them
  4. Students are going to read the informal email and answer questions about them. They also pay attention to the structure of an informal email
  5. Students answer a kahoot quiz to review key phrases and vocabulary.


Students are gonna write a formal and Informal Emails


Students  are going to answer a quiz with questions related to formal and informal emails


Negotiation in Different Contexts



Stating an opinion

  • In my opinion…
  • The way I see it…
  • If you want my honest opinion….
  • According to Lisa…
  • As far as I’m concerned…
  • If you ask me…

Asking for an opinon

  • What’s your idea?
  • What are your thoughts on …..?
  • How do you feel about that?
  • Do you have anything to say about this?
  • What do you think?
  • Do you agree?

Expressing agreement

  • I agree with you 100 percent.
  • I couldn’t agree with more.
  • That’s so true..
  • You’re absolutely right.
  • Absolutely.
  • That’s exactly how I feel.
  • Exactly.
  • I’m afraid I agree with James.
  • You have a point there.
  • I was just going to say that.

 Expressing disagreement

  • I don’t think so.
  • (strong) No way.
  • I’m afraid I disagree.
  • (strong) I totally disagree.
  • I beg to differ.
  • Not necessarily.
  • That’s not always true.
  • That’s not always the case.
  •  I’m not so sure about that.


  1. Students review vocabulary to agree and disagree with something using a quizlet set.
  2. Students are given a set of sentences and they have to tell to their classmates if they disagree with them or not.
    1. People must retire at the age of 65.
    2. People should be allowed to drive when they are 15.
    3. People should work  a maximum of 40 hours a week.
    4. Maternity leaves should last 6 months and not three.
    5. People should have at least 21 days of vacations a year.
  3. Students listen about some employees discussing about a company retreat, students listen and complete the sentences.
  4. Students practice the conversation in pairs.
  5. Student create a similar conversation using the previous model as a base.

Main Task

  1. Students create a conversation about an office that they wish to rent for their business in Liberia.


  1. students  complete a exercise in which they hear a statement and they reply using some of the vocabulary studied here