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Paris and New York Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Paris / New York. In the lessons learn vocabulary related to cities, describe features of both cities and then compare them, and then watch the short film.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Paris / New York. In the lessons learn vocabulary related to cities, describe features of both cities and then compare them, and then watch the short film.

 

 

Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Describing a city, comparing two cities, watching a short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Cities, Paris and New York

Language: Vocabulary related to cities and comparatives

 

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14 comments on “Paris and New York Lesson Plan

  1. Love it as always, Kieran.

    Can I suggest a very minor improvement? Stop the video at 1’56” and don’t spoil the magic by telling anyone it’s an ad, which kind of ruins it 😉 !

    I guess you could also do that, but then ask learners if knowing it’s an ad does spoil it for them…

    1. Hi Tom,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I’m really happy your enjoyed the lesson. I deliberately decided to let the film run to the end, but stopping it before the credits does have its advantages.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. It’s too bad that Vimeo is banned by the government in my country because of unreasonable excuses. I won’t able to open this website until the new minister of IT has a new regulation about it, hopefully since he just been inaugurated for a week. Would you give any suggestions how get this video in other way? I really like the ideas and would love to share it with my studs. Thanks

    1. There are ways to bypass that known as VPN’s, such as the free program Hola Unblocker. It changes your IP address allowing you to access websites as if you were in the US, Canada, or anywhere.

      1. Your website is really helpful. Thank you so much! But it’s too bad that both vimeo and Hola Unblocker are banned also in my country.

  3. What an inspiring lesson! It seems such a coincidence – I’m working on a pre-intermediate lesson on comparatives with teens and was looking for something unusual for my lesson tomorrow. Thanks a ton!

    1. Hi Ann,
      Thanks for the kind words. I hope your students enjoyed the lesson.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  4. You gave a whole lesson, I will surely try it with my students

    1. Hi Lina,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I’m really happy you like the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

    2. Hi Anatoly,
      I hope your studetns enjoy the lesson.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  5. I found the structure very clean, simple and easy to read. Thank you. It is easy to follow and the video is a great idea, because they can discuss the differences having a better idea of the city, not putting students whom have never been to the cities at ill ease.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Judy,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I’m really happy like the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. It is a beautiful way of teaching. I am not a teacher but will try it with my kids at home.I am sure they will enjoy it.

    1. Hi Unch,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I’m really happy that you like the way of teaching and I hope your kids do too.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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