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My Shoes Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called My Shoes, and the themes of envy and empathy. Students write a story, watch a short film, talk about empathy and envy, discuss comments on a YouTube video, and practise idiomatic expressions.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called My Shoes, and the themes of envy and empathy. Students write a story, watch a short film, talk about empathy and envy, discuss comments on a YouTube video, and practise idiomatic expressions.

 

 

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Writing a short story, watching a short film, and speaking

Topic: Envy and empathy

 

 

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38 comments on “My Shoes Lesson Plan

  1. Great:-) I enjoyed it:-)

    1. Hi Svetlana,
      Good to hear from you again. Thanks a lot for commmenting. Great to know you like the lesson so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. I always like your choices: they make learners think! thank you

    1. Hi Marina,
      Thanks a lot for commmenting. It’s a pleasure. Great to know you the lessons get your students thinking 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

  3. very moving and the activity around the youtube comments is great!
    I really enjoyed this lesson!

    1. Hi Elsa,
      Great to hear from you again. I’m really happy you like the YouTube comments activity and the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  4. This is a really meaningful lesson. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Nhatlan,
      Thanks a lot for commmenting. It’s a pleasure. I’m really happy you like the lesson so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. Thanks for sharing this great lesson.

    1. Hi Ye,
      Thanks a lot for commmenting. It’s a pleasure. Great to know you like the lesson so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. I am japanese. I am studying English in London now.
    It was difficult but I impressed!
    so I wanted to learn more English!

    Thanks for teaching me that film!

    1. Hi Mirai,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I’m so happy the film has helped you with your English. I hope you’re having a great time in London!
      All the best,
      Kieran

  7. All I can say is: CONGRATULATIONS! It’s the first time I’m accessing your blog and I’m impressed with the quality of your posts. I’m Brazilian and I love “Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals”, by Cláudio Azevedo. Do you know his blog? It’s very similar to yours!
    I also have a blog, called “English in Brazil”. Most posts are in Portuguese, but all the topics in the tab named “for teachers” are in English (www.carinafragozo.com.br). I’d be glad if you paid me a visit 🙂

    Best wishes,
    Carina

    1. Hi Carina,
      Thanks a lot for taking the time to comments and for your kind words about the site; I’m really happy you like the lessons so much. I already know Claudio’s site which is really great. I’ve just checked out your site and it’s very good indeed. Congratulations! By the way, I’ll be speaking in Brasilia at The Image Conference on Friday 25th October. http://braztesolbrasilia.pbworks.com/w/page/53392212/FrontPage
      All the best,
      Kieran

  8. Thank you very much for this lesson and all the others! I’ve used your lesson plans for a lot of my lessons, and each time it’s a success! I can’t wait to work with this film with my students. It’s excellent!

    1. Hi Anna,
      Thanks a lot for the kind words. I’m really happy you and your students like the lessons so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  9. I was just reading this lesson plan and then was looking at the comics at makebeliefscomix.com and found one on walking in someone else’s shoes:
    http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Printables/print.php?category=Empathy&file=449_Print.GIF

    This could be a nice addition to this lesson.

    1. Hi Ryan,
      Thanks for the heads up. I’ll check it out.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  10. Thank you so much for really useful materials

    1. Hi Marly,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I’m really happy you find the lessons so useful.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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