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Inseparable Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Inseparable by Nick White and the theme of relationships. Students practise using prefixes, predict a story, watch a short film, write down two short conversations and write a narrative.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Inseparable by Nick White and the theme of relationships. Students practise using prefixes, predict a story, watch a short film, write down two short conversations and write a narrative.

 

 

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Predicting a story, watching a short film, two short dictations, speaking and writing a narrative

Topic: Relationships

Language: Prefixes, adjectives and narrative tenses

 

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38 comments on “Inseparable Lesson Plan

  1. I saw this video a few days ago on Vimeo, and while watching it I was wandering if it could be a good one for film English, and now here’s your lesson! incredible! well done as usual!

    1. Hi Marina,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. Great minds think alike ;-)As soon as I saw the film I knew it’d make a great lesson. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. Great film and activity, again! I can’t wait to use this with my students! In fact, I CAN wait ;), but it will be nice to know that I’ll have this fantastic activity when I go back to work 🙂
    Thanks for sharing, Kiaran!

    1. Hi Maria,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I hope you’re enjoying your holidays and your students like the lesson when you get back to work.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  3. Thanks for these wonderful film lessons. I don’t know why Charlie says not to worry about the fee? Could you please explain this to me? Thanks.

    1. Hi Jan,
      I’m really happy you like the lessons so much. I think we can only speculate why Charlie says “if you’re worried about the fee, don’t be.”. Why is Joe paying money to his brother? Is he paying him in case he gets ill and wants his twin brother to replace him? We don’t know, but it’ll lead to lots of specualtion by students and generate a lot of discussion and language. I hope this helps.
      All the best,
      Kieran

      1. Hi Kieran,

        The line is actually “Don’t worry about the FIT”…

        Hope this helps your students make more sense of it!

        Glad to see the film going to good use.

        Kind regards,

        Nick White

        1. Hi Nick,
          Thanks very much for getting in touch and letting me know the correct sentence. Does “the fit” refer to the brother’s clothes? I love the film and I’ve had loads of really positive feedback from teachers and students. Congratulations!
          All the best,
          Kieran

  4. Mohammedarisha says:

    Wow wow wow
    Nothing much can be said
    But
    A big wow

    1. Glad you like it so much, Mohammedarisha 🙂

  5. Great film, really thought-provoking. I have twins so this really hit home! Excellent class activity which I look forward to using. Thank you very much! Sara

    1. Hi Sara,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. My Dad’s a twin as well so I can relate to it too. I’m really happy you like the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. I’m a twin and a great fan of Benedict Cumberbatch. The film is awesome. It works for all kinds of students. The lower ones aren’t challenged with a lot of unknown language and the higher can be challengedto talk about themselves. Great job!!! 🙂

  7. Great short film and an excellent lesson. Can you believe my students didn’t realise that Benedict Cumberbatch played both Joe and Charlie?! Overall, they really enjoyed the film especially when they found out he was Sherlock and learnt loads. It generated lots of discussion. Thanks very much.

    1. Hi Anna,
      It’s a pleasure. Thanks for the kind words. I’m really happy you and your students like the lesson so much.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  8. Hey Kieran,

    Your site and lessons are brilliant! My teenager students are super demanding and they think everything around them is boring but your lessons always work! Adult classes seem to enjoy as well. Thank you for the great job you have been doing!

    Warm Regards from Rio de Janeiro. 🙂

    1. Hi Marcelle,
      Thanks for the kind words. I’m really happy you like the lessons so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  9. elsa machado says:

    I always try to catch up with your wonderful suggestions and lesson plans . this video was particularly mesmerising, did the wife feel something was not right? I’m glad you explained that part about the fees because I hadn’t really got it! wondrful lesson with a lot to say. congratulations !

    1. Hi Elsa,
      Great to hear from you again. Thanks for the kind words about the lesson. You’re right – the wife does seem to realise something is wrong.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  10. This lesson has already created quite a variety of discussions with my students – one group concentrated on the bond between twins and how different they are from ‘regular’ (?) siblings whilst another group discussed the moral and ethical questions raised: did the wife know this would happen? Was she involved in the decision? Shouldn’t the child be allowed to deal with his Dad’s death and to grieve for him? This works on many levels – well done!

    1. Hi John,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I really like your discussion questions.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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