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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

Kindness

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Thought Bubble , and the theme of kindness. Students practise using vocabulary related to character, listening and speaking.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider … Continue reading

Blue Bird

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film inspired by a poem by Charles Bukowski. Students watch the short film and write a verse of poetry inspired by the short film. Students then listen and read the poem. For … Continue reading

Hero

This EFL lesson is designed around an astonishing short film by Miguel Endara in which he records himself painstakingly creating a portrait of his hero using 3.2 million ink dots. The lesson also looks at the smallest works of art in the … Continue reading

Smile

This EFL lesson practises listening, speaking and reading. This optimistic lesson is designed around  a short film School Portrait by director Nick Scott  which tells the story of a jaded, cynical school photographer who tries to give each child a harsh vision of what their … Continue reading

Charades

This EFL lesson is based on a short animation film called Charade directed by John Minnis which won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film in 1985 , and a hilarious clip from a BBC programme It also looks at how students can learn … Continue reading

Signs

This lesson is based on a beautiful short film called Signs by Patrick Hughes about communication. Students speak about communication, watch a short film and write a composition about improving their communication.   I would ask all teachers who use Film … Continue reading