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The Mirror Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age. Students practise speaking, writing and vocabulary related to bathrooms.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Ramon and Pedro which tells the story of a boy’s journey from childhood to old age. Students practise speaking, writing and vocabulary related to bathrooms.

 

 

Language level: Intermediate (B1)- Upper-intermediate (B2)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Life and growing up

Language: narrative tenses, vocabulary related to the bathroom

 

 

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12 comments on “The Mirror Lesson Plan

  1. Hi Kieran,Another great lesson, I’m going to use it with my B1 students, they’ll love it Thanks for sharing it. Sally

    1. Hi Sally,
      Thanks a lot, glad to know you like it. Let me know how it goes with your students.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  2. it’s wonderful .i think it’s perfect for tefl teachers who teach teens like me.thank you.

    1. Thanks a lot, Abid. The lesson works really well with teens. If you use it, let me know how it goes, please. All the best, Kieran

  3. Dear Kieran,
    I’d like to express my admiration. Your films are a real treasure for any teacher. This one is not an exception. I used the film “The Mirror” during my public lesson with B2 students and it was a great success! I slightly changed your instructions as I had to focus on Сonditionals. For instance, I asked the students to choose an episode from the film and voice the thoughts, regrets, dreams and wishes of the character using the direct speech. Homework was aimed at making the students think about their own life – Write a first-person narrative describing how you‘d feel and what would happen in your life if you were 30 now… . Begin like this: “If I were 30, …” Or you may write about your possible future. Begin like this: “When I am 40 (60), …”
    Thanks once again for your thought-provoking films and lessons. They’ve become part and parcel of my work.
    Best wishes from Moscow.

    1. Hi Tatiana,
      Thanks a lot for taking the time to commment and for your kind words about the site. I’m really happy that you like the site so much and find the lessons useful.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  4. Thank you for this creative resource and all of them. I use them with my private ESL students and without fail they always enjoy the film and lessons. Your resources are an excellent use for comprehensible input for my private classes. Thank you.

    1. Hi Marta,
      Thanks a lot for the kind words.I’m really happy you enjoy the lessons.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. very good

  6. I told a group of ESL teachers about this page. They were all interested in it. I told them to donate something because this is a huge effort.

    1. Hi Gera,
      Thanks a lot for commenting and for the kind words and support.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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