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Black Button Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film called  Black Button and the theme of moral dilemmas. Students practise reading, reading and listening.

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This ESL lesson is designed around a short film called Black Button and the theme of moral dilemmas. Students practise reading, reading and listening.

 

 

Language level: Upper-intermediate (B2.1) – Advanced (C1)

Learner type:Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film clip, speaking, reading, listening and writing

Topic: Moral dilemmas

Language: Second conditional

 

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20 comments on “Black Button Lesson Plan

  1. Another brilliant lesson!

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    1. Hi Liz,
      Really glad you like the lesson. Thanks a lot.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. Great lesson, makes you think of life in a different perspective – so true!

    1. Hi Jenya,
      Thanks a lot, really glad you like the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  3. Wow! This really inspired me and got me thinking myself!
    Your website was recommended to me by a friend and I’m really glad I stumbled across your lesson on here :-)Can’t wait to use this idea on Monday … it will surely promote a very interesting discussion. Thank you!

    1. Hi Billie,
      Thanks a lot for commenting, I’m really happy you like the site. Let me know how it goes with your students, please.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  4. Fantastic lesson, thank you so much!

    1. Hi Sibylle,
      Thanks a lot for commenting, it’s great to know you like the lesson so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. Absolutely brilliant… our life is full of moral dilemmas and sometimes we’re tempted to sell our souls to the devil. This reminds us how good it is to keep faithful to dignity and integrity.
    thanks so much Kieran

    1. Hi Elsa,
      Great to hear from you again. Thanks a lot for commenting, I’m really happy that you enjoyed the moral dilemma theme in the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. Rarely do I find a lesson that 1) I can use without changing anything (!) and 2) is actually meaningful and thought provoking. Thank you and I look forward to using more of your work.

    1. Hi Erin,
      Thanks a lot for your lovely feedback; it’s great to know you like the lesson so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  7. Wonderful lesson. My upper intermediates were on fire tonight!
    Mike in Phuket

    1. Hi Mike,
      Great to hear your students enjoyed the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  8. Kieran,thankyou for this lesson. I used it for FCE and advanced. The classes participated really well but the best (and most surprising) was from the class with behaviourial problem. They loved it and can’t wait for the next one. Behaviour has improved so much.Excellent resource. I’ve reccommended this site to all my friends. Mary (from Ireland) living the life in Valencia 🙂

    1. Hi Mary,
      Thanks a lot for your kind comments. I’m really happy that you’re students enjoyed the lesson so much. I hope you’re enjoying life in Valencia 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

  9. Fantastic lesson, you’ve saved my day yet again. I’m full of awe for your lessons. This one in particular is one of my favorites. Thank you!

    1. Hi Cecilie,
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      Kieran

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    1. Hi Alan,
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      Kieran

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