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London

This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Simon Smith who recaptured the shots of London taken by Claude Friese-Greene in 1927. Students talk about what they know about London, compare London in 1927 and now, do … 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

The Pleasure Of

This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Vitùc called The Pleasure Of which captures a series of seemingly unremarkable moments in our life. Students talk about daily routines and pleasures, and watch a short film.   I would ask all teachers who … Continue reading