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The Gift Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short animation titled The Gift and the themes of love and relationships. Students watch a trailer and predict a story, watch a short film and write a narrative based on it and discuss relationships.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short animation titled The Gift and the themes of love and relationships. Students watch a trailer and predict a story, watch a short film and write a narrative based on it and discuss relationships.

 

 

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Watching trailer and a short film, writing and speaking

Topic: Romantic love and relationships

Language: Vocabulary related to romantic relationships

 

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13 comments on “The Gift Lesson Plan

  1. Kind of weird, Kieran, or it seems that way at first! OK, maybe love is 😉 ! I really wasn’t sure what was supposed to be going on but I guess that probably makes it brilliant for use in class!

    At around 6′!0″ the credits kick in but you need to hang about! At about 7’10” it starts up again! Not quite sure what we’re supposed to make of it (but again brilliant for class!). Does it change how the story ends?

    1. Hi Tom,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. The is kind of weird, but in a nice quirky sort of way. This quirkiness lends itself to lots of speculation in the classroom. The ending is very strange, but a nice touch.
      All the best,
      Kieran

      1. Yes indeed — weird but quirky but as you say, it’s exactly that that leaves it open to speculation.

        Love it when the guy starts snoring there at the end 😉 !!!

        1. Yes, weird but wonderful!

    2. Greg Jones says:

      Used this lesson plan tonight with a class of mid-high level university students and it was absolutely amazing. Well done and thanks!

      1. Hi Greg,
        Thanks for letting me know the class went so well.
        All the best,
        Kieran

  2. Àinun Mardiyàh says:

    It’s helpful and inspired. But the topic is not only about love,show us more interesting topic such as humanity, environment, development and current issues from all over the world, health etc

    1. I’ll write about any topic which I choose to. There are over 130 lessons on a wide range of topics. If you want lessons on a specific topic which is not covered on the site I suggest you write your own lesson plans.

  3. It was amazing, so much to say.
    It is so inspiring and informative. good animated sample of love…

  4. Thanks–my students loved this and it led to some wonderful conversations. Thrilled to have discovered your site–great work!

    1. Hi Melisa,
      Thanks for commenting. I’m really happy you like the lessons.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. Hey Kieran,

    I love the lesson, the film is great and really helped my students get a handle on narrative structure when they attempted to write their own. I think the silent nature of the film was particularly useful and helped my students map their own ideas onto it.

    I turned the idea into a mini two week unit on dialogue and narrative writing, and was hoping to share it on my blog. I have put a link to some of the resources I made below, and will credit the website of course, but wondered if I would would mind if I did so?

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ya373YKdKNW3wkD7dWj2mEPvkoghg4XHYlWmTroAjMo/edit?usp=sharing

    1. Hi Theo,
      Thanks a lot for commenting and for the kinfd words about the lesson; I’m very happy you and your students found it useful. Of course, you can share it on your blog.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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