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Mind the Gap Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Mind the Gap. Students watch the first part of the film speculate and predict how it is going to end, read an article and talk about the film and article.

 

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, predicting and speculating, reading an article and speaking

Topic: Love

Language: Speculation and prediction

 

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Mind the Gap. Students watch the first part of the film speculate and predict how it is going to end, read an article and talk about the film and article.

 

 

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, predicting and speculating, reading an article and speaking

Topic: Love

Language: Speculation and prediction

 

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16 comments on “Mind the Gap Lesson Plan

  1. Kieran, I’m really happy to see that you used my tip to create a lesson based on this film. All the best. Tomasz

    1. Hi Tomasz,
      Thanks for the tip. I remember it was you who recommended it to me. It’s so beautiful!
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. hi I am an EFL teachere here in Buenos Aires , Argentian an I simply want to Thank YOU for your lesson plan. It really worked!!!!!! My sts were really enthusiastic and thrilled !!!! Have a Great week. Regards Roxana

    1. Hi Roxana,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I’m really happy your studetns enjoyed the lesson so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  3. S. Nambi Varatharajan says:

    Excellent short film! It kept me guessing what was the reason all the while. Yes, I am planning to use this short film to teach my students in my school, where I work.

    1. Hi S. Nambi,

      Thanks a lot for commenting and for the kind words. I hope your students enjoy the film and the lesson.

      All the best,

      Kieran

  4. I’ve enjoyed it.Can I use this lesson as task based learning lesson?

    All the best,

    Tamilla

    1. Hi Tamilla,
      I’m glad you like the lesson. I’m not quite sure I understand your question, but you can use the lesson in whatever way you want.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. First of all, what a great resource website! I also enjoyed that you separated your lesson into ‘steps,’ making it easy to understand. I have taught ESL before and am a huge fan of showing videos and sound clips as teaching tools; students are interested in multimedia, and they often make it easier to provide a listening / speaking component as well as a writing / reading one. I also like the idea of having students watch it twice to watch for different details.

    I also have an education blog. Just started up.

    1. Hi Anna,

      Thanks very much for commenting and for the kind words. Congratulations on setting up your own blog! well done!

      All the best,

      Kieran

  6. This one left my students a little misty-eyed. We looked up the real news story. Very touching.

    1. Hi Evie,
      Thanks for commenting. It is a touching and beautiful story, isn’t it?
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  7. This worked so well with my class this morning, the film ended and there was just silence, very moving! And it really got their creative juices flowing thinking about how the film might end. Thank you!

    1. Hi Irene,
      Thanks very much for the kind comments which I really appreciate 🙂 I’m very happy your students liked the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  8. Great short film! It really worked with my students too! I used another video as follow-up work (with the real Margaret being interviewed) and the article you suggested. I then asked students to imagine the letter that Margaret sent to the TFL.
    Many thanks!

    1. Hi Chris,
      Thanks very much for commenting. I’m delighted you and your students enjoyed the lesson so much. I like your follow up tasks.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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