This lesson is designed around a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age. Students practise speaking, writing and vocabulary related to age, face, body, mood and actions.
Language level: Intermediate (B1)- Upper-intermediate (B2.1)
Learner type: Teens and adults
Time: 60 minutes
Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing
Topic: Life and growing up
Language: to look like, to be like, vocabulary related to age, face, body, mood and actions.
Materials: Short film
Downloadable materials: the mirror lesson instructions
Show your students this image and ask the following questions:
How old is the boy?
Where’s he from?
What does he look like?
What do you think he’s like?
Get feedback from the whole class.
Tell your students that the image is from the start of a short film called The Mirror. Put them into pairs and ask them to discuss these questions:
What do you think you are going to see in the film?
What story do you think the film will tell?
Get the predictions of the whole class.
Show the film and then discuss whose predictions were most accurate.
Tell your students they are going to watch the film again. This time they should focus on the following things:
objects in bathroom:
Put them into small groups and ask them to list what they see in the film for each category. This will generate a lot of vocabulary, encourage students to use dictionaries to find vocabulary they need,
Put the groups together to compare their lists and then write up the definitive suggestions on the board in the six different categories.
Ask students how the film makes them feel.
Ask students to write a composition in which they are the character in the film. They should write a narrative describing how they feel and what is happening in their life throughout the film.
I hope you enjoy the film and the lesson.