A free lesson plan, which I wrote for the British Council Teaching English Teens page.
This lesson begins by focusing on some anti-smoking posters with students discussing the message and effectiveness of each one. They then learn some vocabulary to talk about four key reasons not to smoke: (health, cost, the impact on your attractiveness, and the impact on others). Students then choose one of these reasons and write a paragraph about it, using the vocabulary as appropriate.
As an optional final activity, the students design their own anti- smoking poster and present it to another pair or to the class.
Click here for the lesson plan and student’s worksheet.
- Raise awareness of the many reasons not to smoke, or to give up smoking.
- Extend students’ vocabulary to talk about health risks and other issues connected with smoking. E.g. bad breath, anxiety, blood pressure.
- Develop students’ writing skills through writing a paragraph (using vocabulary) about one negative aspect of smoking.
- Encourage peer feedback and correction on writing.
- As an optional final task, develop students’ oral fluency as well as their ability to work together to design a poster and present it to their peers