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Her Shoes

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by The Mercadantes titled Her Shoes and the theme of clothes. Shoes practise vocabulary related to shoes and clothes, and clothes collocations, watch a short film and talk about clothes and … Continue reading

Back to the Future

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a photo project called Back to the Future by Irina Werning and a short film about the project by Jamie Jessett. Students describe a cherished photo, compare photos old photos and recreated photos, … Continue reading

The Piano

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short animated film called The Piano directed by Aidan Gibbons with a piece of music by Yann Tierson called Comptine d’un Autre été: l’après midi in which an old man reminisces about his life.   I … Continue reading

The Journey

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film commissioned by John Lewis as their Christmas TV commercial. Students practice vocabulary related to journeys and Christmas, prepositions, song lyrics, speaking and writing.   I would ask all teachers who use … Continue reading

A Thousand Words

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called A Thousand Words by Ted Chung and the theme of images. Students practise speaking, writing and idiomatic expressions.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my … Continue reading

Psycho

This EFL lesson plan is designed around the original trailer for Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is a masterpiece, one of the best trailers I’ve ever seen.  In the trailer, which is a masterpiece, Hitchcock takes us on a tour of the … Continue reading

What is that?

This EFL 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 … Continue reading

Tick Tock

This EFL lesson is designed around an inspiring short film by Ien Chi and the theme of life. Students practise speaking, writing and reading, and use the second and third conditionals.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider … Continue reading