Tag Archives: esl movies

The Gift

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short animation by Julio Pol and the themes of love and relationships. Students watch a trailer and predict a story, watch a short film and write a narrative based on it and … Continue reading

The Beauty of a Second

This EFL lesson plan is designed around Seconds of Beauty a short film competition sponsored by Montblanc and the theme of moments. Students watch a short film, describe moments, speak about beautiful moments and create their own one-second videos.   I … Continue reading

One Week Job

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film called When I Grow Up and a trailer for a documentary called One Week Job in which a young man does 52 jobs in one year.   I would ask all teachers who use Film … 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

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

A Short Love Story

This EFL lesson is based on a beautiful animation called A Short Love Story by Carlos Lascano, and the theme of dreams. It also encourages students to write narratives using a fantastic storytelling  site called Storybird. The lesson is probably best suited to … Continue reading

Apricot


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This EFL lesson is designed around an award-winning film called Apricot by Ben Briand and the subject of memories. Students describe and interpret photos, watch a short film and speak about childhood memories.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to … Continue reading