Tag Archives: reading

Caine’s Arcade

This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short documentary film called Caine’s Arcade directed by Nirvan Mullick and the themes of childhood games, creativity and imagination.   I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in … 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


This EFL lesson is based on a short film The Holstee Manifesto: Lifecycle Video by Cooper Miller which is a call to action to live a life of creativity, passion, integrity and community. The film was commissioned by Hosltee a design company founded on ethical principles. … Continue reading

Procrastination and Happiness

This lesson is based on an award-winning short film by John Kelly called Procrastination which explores the universal problem of procrastination. The lesson practises listening and reading, and using the gerund. The lesson also looks at how  avoiding procrastination can make you happier.   … Continue reading