This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Maybe by Jgrey and the themes of daydreaming and love. Students describe a photo, speculate, write sentences using “maybe”, and watch a short film.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Learner type: Teens and adults
Time: 60 minutes
Activity: Describing a photo, speculating, writing sentences using “maybe”, and watching a short film
Topic: Daydreaming and love
Language: Maybe + present simple
Materials: Short film
Downloadable material: maybe lesson instructions
Show students the photo below and ask them to answer the following questions in pairs:
Where are they?
What are they doing?
What are they thinking about?
Now tell your students you know what the young man is thinking. Write up the following sentence:
“She looks nice, she looks like she’d be an interesting person, that I’d find her interesting.”
Explain that these are his first thoughts, then he starts to think more and that ever thought begins with the word “maybe”. Put them into small groups and ask them to write 12 sentences starting with “maybe” which reflect the young man’s thoughts about the young woman. Give them 10 minutes to complete their sentences and then ask one student from each group to read out their sentences and then discuss the sentences.
Tell students they are going to watch a short film in which we see the young man and woman, and hear the young man’s thoughts about the girl. As they watch the film they should compare their sentences with those of the young man.
After watching the film in the same groups students should discuss the young man’s thoughts.
Show the film again and ask students to try to understand more. Next get feedback from the whole class.
Ask students the following questions:
What do you think is going to happen next?
Is he going to talk to her?
Ask students how the film makes them feel?
Ask students what they think the young woman is thinking.
Ask students the following questions
What do you tend to day dream about?
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