Tag Archives: love

Head Over Heels

This EFL lesson is designed around Head Over Heels an Oscar-nominated puppet animation directed by Timothy Reckart. Students practise using idiomatic expressions, watch a short film and talk about love and relationships.   I would ask all teachers who use … Continue reading


This EFL lesson plan is designed around 2 short films: Paperman an Oscar-nominated short by John Kahrs and Signs an award winning film by Patrick Hughes. Students write a narrative, predict a story and use adjectives to describe characters and … 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

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

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