Tag Archives: esl empathy

Success

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Lara Lee for The School of Life titled Success, and the theme of the nature of success. Students talk about success, watch a short film, and read a transcript.   … Continue reading

The Reader

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film commissioned by Bells and directed by Greg Gray. In the lesson students write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss literacy strategies.   I would ask all teachers who use … Continue reading

The Notebook

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Greg Gray and the theme of household chores. Students learn and practise vocabulary related to household chores, talk about household chores and watch a short film.   I would … Continue reading

Two Fingers

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Jamie Thraves used as a music video for Jake Bugg and his song Two Fingers. Students watch a short film and a lyrics video, speak about the problems faced … Continue reading

The Conditioned

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day. He … Continue reading

Saving Grace

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called Saving Grace by Toad’s Caravan commissioned by the charity Mary’s Meals which provides 860,000 free meals every school day to hungry children. Saving Grace tells the story of 10-year old … Continue reading

Stand Up

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film directed by Annie Rodgers and Aoife Kelleher and commissioned by the Belong To Stand Up! anti-homophobic bullying campaign, and the themes of bullying and discrimination. Students practise expressions using the … Continue reading

Pay it Forward

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by Thai communication provider TrueMove H and the themes of giving, kindness and the Pay It Forward movement. Students predict a story, watch a short film, talk about giving … Continue reading