This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film and interactive questionnaire by Arturo Perez and the theme of soulmates. Students discuss love and soulmates, watch a short film and listen for specific information, and answer an interactive questionnaire to discover the possibilities of finding their soulmate.
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Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)
Learner type: Mature teens and adults
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Speaking, watching a short film, and anwering an interactive questionnaire
Topic: Soulmates and true love
Language: Vocabulary to describe love and relationships.
Materials: Short film and questions worksheet
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Write the word soulmate on the board. Elicit or explain that a soulmate is a person ideally suited to another person as a romantic partner; a soulmate understands and connects with you on every level, and makes you feel complete.
Divide the class into groups of three and four. Dictate the following questions:
Do you believe in a soulmate?
What are the chances of a person finding their soulmate?
What qualities would your soulmate or perfect partner have?
Ask the groups to discuss the questions.
Hold a plenary session based on the questions.
Divide the class into pairs. Give them the discussion questions worksheet. Ask them to answer the questions individually, and then discuss and compare their answers with their partners.
Hold a feedback session on the questions.
Dictate the following numbers to the students:
Check that students have the right numbers.
Tell the students that they are going to watch a short film about the possibilities of finding your soulmate. Each number refers to the chances of finding your soulmate. As the students watch their task is to identify what each number refers to. Show the film twice and then ask the learners to compare their answers with a partner.
Pre-teach picky (an adjective to describe a person who is very fussy or selective about people or things) and click (a verb to say that people get on and function well together).
Get feedback from the class. Show the film a third time and ask the students to tell you to pause when one of the numbers is mentioned.
Here are the answers:
800,000 – the number of people in the city
400,000 – the number of guys who live in the city
130,000 – the number of guys who live in the city who are her age
65,000 – the number of guys who are her age and single
3,250 – the number of guys who she would find attractive
16 – the number of guys shoe would find interesting
0.53 – the number of guys she would “click” with.
Ask the students if they couple have already found their soulmates.
Give the students the following link to an interactive questionnaire which calculates the possibility of finding their soulmate.
If all the students have mobile devices they should do the questionnaire and write the final Number of People Perfect for You and discuss it with a partner.
If not all the students have mobile devices for homework they should do the questionnaire and bring the final Number of People Perfect for You to the following class and discuss it.
I hope you enjoy the lesson.