This lesson is based around the theme of love and a simple poignant short film What is That? by Greek director Constantin Pilavios. Students discuss quotes about love and talk about different types of love. The short film is in Greek with English subtitles.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) –Upper-intermediate (B2.1)
Learner type: All ages
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Watching short film clip, discussing quotes about love and speaking love
Topic: Love and family relationships
Language: Vocabulary related to love and family relationship, going to + infinitive
Materials: Short film, PowerPoint presentation and discussion questions
Write Love on the board and ask your students what comes to mind when they see the word. Next get them to define what love means for them.
Show this PowerPoint presentation with a definition of love and quotes about love to your students and ask them to discuss them.
Tell the students they are going to watch a film about love. Show the students the video, but stop at 2 minutes 18 seconds when the son says ”Where are you going?” Ask the students to predict where the father is going to go and what he is going to do.
Watch the rest of the video and get students to see if their predictions were correct.
Ask students what they think of the short film and how it made them feel.
Finish the lesson with a general discussion on love. Students should ask and answer the questions in pairs.
Love Discussion Que
I hope you enjoy the film and the lesson.