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Your Secret Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Your Secret and the themes of secrets and creativity. Students talk about secrets, watch and discuss an interactive short film.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Your Secret and the themes of secrets and creativity. Students talk about secrets, watch and discuss an interactive short film.

 

 

 

Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Secrets and creativity

Language: Vocabulary related to secrets

 

The lesson won the British Council TeachingEnglish Blog Award for September 2011.

 

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48 comments on “Your Secret Lesson Plan

  1. marta latorre says:

    M’agrada molt, llàstima no hi sigui en castellà pels meus estudiants.

    1. Hi Marta,
      I’ll be doing some other lesson with films with no dialogue which can be used in any language soon.
      Have you tried this lessons which could be adapted for your spanish classes?
      https://filmenglish.wpengine.com/2011/06/03/lesson-plan-on-money-and-greed/
      https://filmenglish.wpengine.com/2011/04/25/lesson-plan-on-racism/

      All the best,

      Kieran

  2. Great activity !!!!! Thank you!!

    1. Thanks a lot, Laura. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  3. Looking forward to trying out this activity, Kieran – looks like it will go down very well with my students

    1. Hi Graham,
      Good to hear from you. Let me know how the lesson goes with your students.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  4. great – going to use it with my students if you don’t mind)))

    1. Hi Natalia,
      Thanks a lot. Of course I don’t mind! let me know how it works with your students.
      All the best,
      Kieran

    1. Hi Fabiana,
      Thanks a lot, I’m really glad you like the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. Hi kieran! I’m new here your blog was recommended by the TeachingEnglish Newsletter. I have read this lesson and I think you have done a brilliant job. I like the way you planned this lesson and the video is very interesting. I’ll try it with my students and will let you know the result.
    Thank you very much for sharing.
    Kind regards,
    Jennifer

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I’m really happy that you like the blog. i hope your students enjoy the lesson, please let me know how it goes as it’s great to get feedback from other teachers.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. That was very sentimental and inspiring! Thank you

    1. Hi Stella,
      Thanks a lot for your kind comments, I’m really glad you like it.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  7. It was a very good lesson. You are really to much creative !

    1. Hi Patrick,
      Thanks a lot, I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  8. Paloma Toledano says:

    Hi Kieran,
    I can´t find words to say how much I enjoyed your secret video, indeed.
    Thanks for sharing it with all of us.
    You know what, I´ve always wanted to do great lessons like this one but I don´t know how to, first thing because I don´t know how to make a video which maybe isn´t the most difficult part, but……….well I don´t want to make this very long but before leaving I want to say a few words in Spanish.

    Qué bonito video!!. Precioso realmente. Me encantó y seguro que a los alumnos también. Y la lección, perfecta.

    Paloma

    1. Hi Paloma,
      Thanks so much for your kind comments. I’m just happy that you’ve enjoyed the film and the lesson. The film works really well with students, and generates a lot of discussion, I’m sure you’ll students will reallly like it.
      ¡Que te vaya muy bien!
      Kieran

  9. Hi Kieran,
    Thank you for the film. My curiosity to know the secret remained till the end. Then the sudden realization that it’s the ‘secret’ between ‘you’ and ‘me’. Certainly students will enjoy it and moreover it may pave the way for introspection revealing some secrets.
    With regards,
    satheesh

    1. Hi Satheesh,
      Thanks a lot for your kind comments. You’re right, the way the film builds students’ curiosity is really nice.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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