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We’ve All Been There Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film titled We’ve All Been There by Nicholas Clifford and the theme of empathy. Students write a story, watch a short film and speak about empathy.

 

 

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film titled We’ve All Been There by Nicholas Clifford and the theme of empathy. Students write a story, watch a short film and speak about empathy.

 

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Empathy

Language: Present perfect, narrative tenses and language connected with empathy

 

 

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37 comments on “We’ve All Been There Lesson Plan

  1. Captivating video, great lesson plan!

    1. Hi Jasmina,
      Thanks for commenting. grea to know to know you like the lesson so much 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. These are really nice videos – thanks for taking the time to do all this.

    1. Glad you like them, Blair 🙂

  3. Loved the short film “We’ve all been there”.
    I think I’ll use the lesson you suggest very soon in one of my classes.
    Thank you!!
    Cristina

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I hope your students enjoy the lesson.
      Kieran

  4. I saw your site mentioned on the TESOL Facebook page. I visited and was so impressed! I plan to use this lesson plan with my Level 3/4 class next week. We just finished a lesson on idioms and proverbs, so this fits in perfectly. I can think of another idiom that fits here, too…”Play it forward.” Thanks for a great site.

    1. That should be “Pay it forward”…oops!

      1. Now I understand, Linda 🙂

    2. Hi Linda,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m really happy you like the site. I hope your students enjoy the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. I love it!! that’s really true 🙂

    1. Hi Lidia,
      Great to know you like it so much!
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. I liked it so much! I’m waiting for another one.Thank you a lot!

    1. Hi Cristina,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. Great to know you liked it so much. I hope you like the next lesson as much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  7. Great lesson plan, as usual. I was looking for ideas for something a bit lighter after my lessons on social conscience and the use of conditionals (what would you do if you saw someone…). So when I think of something more enjoyable for my students, I always end up here. And this lesson fits in so PERFECTLY! Thank you soooo much for all this great work and also for making me discover such gems.
    So sad I can’t attend the Image Conference in Barcelona.

    1. Hi Marie,
      It’s a pleasure; I’m just happy other teachers find the lessons useful. Shame you can’t attend The Image Conference, it’s going to be a great event.Maybe next year!
      All the best,
      Kieran

  8. Crystal D'Cruz says:

    Fantastic video! Thanks for posting them and making this site one of my absolute fav. Cheers!

    1. Hi Cystal,
      Thanks a lot for commenting and for your kinfd words about the site; I’m really happy you like it so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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  10. Thank you Kieran for this wonderful lesson plan, and for the site in general.
    I used this lesson on Monday with my upper intermediate course. They loved it.
    I also used the film for a speaking practice using second conditionals:

    If I were the elderly woman I would feel….
    If I were the 8 month pregnant waitress I would….

    I’m a teacher and an actor, so I really love your site. It’s the perfect balance for cinema enthusiasts and EFL teachers!

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Tom,
      Thanks alot for taking the time to comment and for your kind words about the site; one of the things I’m I’m trying to do with the site is to combine film ananlysis with language learning so you’v ehit the nail on the head there! Great ideas for using the second conditional.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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