Find materials by level, theme and genre

Success Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short video titled Success, and the theme of the nature of success. Students talk about the nature of success, watch a short film and reflect on their own successes.

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Talking about success, watching a short film, and reading

Topic: Success

Language: Vocabulary related to success

 

Check out the lesson plan

 

This ESL lesson is designed around a short video titled Success, and the theme of the nature of success. Students talk about the nature of success, watch a short film and reflect on their own successes.

 

 

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Talking about success, watching a short film, and reading

Topic: Success

Language: Vocabulary related to success

 

 

Watch the video.

 

Check out the lesson plan

 

 

Remember that Individual Membership and Institutional Membership of Film English Club allow unlimited access to all Film English Club lesson plans, viewing guides and other teaching material.

Subscribe

 

Subscribe

15 comments on “Success Lesson Plan

  1. Love the animation (and the lesson plan 😉 but I’m not so keen on the voiceover.

    I reckon some of my learners will disagree that some of those things are “success” (though disagreement is obviously a good thing for class).

    Nice topic for them to write about — or record themselves talking about!

    1. Hi Tom,
      Thanks for commenting. I’m very happy you like the video and the lesson plan. Yes, disagreement is a good thing for classroom discussion.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  2. Super TED talk there!

    1. Yes, great TED talk! Alain De Botton is a very smart guy.

  3. Liliane Késsia Marques says:

    Absolutely great! Loved it

    1. Hi Liliane,
      Thank you for commenting. Great to know you enjoyed the lesson!
      All the best,
      Kieran

  4. Incoming link: RESOURCES FOR ELT | Pearltrees

  5. Great lesson plan again Kieran,

    Just wondering if there was a transcript or that was just a typo.

    Thanks again

    1. Hi Barry,
      Thanks for commenting and the kind words. Unfortunately, there’s no transcript.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  6. Incoming link: Lesson Plans | Lucky Cat English

  7. Incoming link: If you haven’t used Film English yet, try it! – lizkennyblog

  8. Ann-Kristin Miehe says:

    Hi there,

    liking it a lot and planning to use it in class on Monday.
    Currently, I am working on the transcript, yet I don’t understand the word after “People who try …. are also big success stories” (around 1:00). Who can help me, please! Thanks A TON!

    All the best,

    Ann-Kristin

    1. Hi Ann-Kirstin,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. The narrator says “People who triumph here are
      also big success stories.” You can download the transcript at the top of the lesson. I hope your students enjoy the film and the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

      1. Ann-Kristin Miehe says:

        Hi Kieran,

        thank you so much! Right after writing the comment I noticed the transcript. Maybe I need new glasses, haha! 😀

        All the best,
        Ann-Kristin

        1. Hi Ann-Kristin,
          No problem whatsoever; I’m glad you found it!
          Take care,
          Kieran

Sorry! Comments are now closed.