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Speed dating Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film titled Speed Dating and the theme of dating. In the lesson students talk about meeting a partner and dating, watch a short film, and read and discuss speed-dating questions.

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This ESL lesson is designed around a short film titled Speed Dating and the theme of dating. In the lesson students talk about meeting a partner and dating, watch a short film, and read and discuss speed-dating questions.

 

 

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Talking about meeting a partner and dating, watching a short film, reading and discussing questions

Topic: Speed-dating

Language: Questions and vocabulary related to dating

 

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14 comments on “Speed dating Lesson Plan

  1. Cely Maria M . de Souza says:

    I really love your films and plans. This recent one is LOVELY. Thanks.

    1. Hi Cely,
      Thanks for the kind words. I’m very happy you like the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. I am very happy the lesson

    1. I’m glad you like it.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  3. Lovely one!!! Thanks so so so much for doing this wonderful work.

    How much is the book in euros, by the way? I live in Barcelona and would love to having it sent home.

    1. Hi Berta,
      I’m very happy you like the lessons. The recommend retail price of the book is €33, but there’s a 30% discount at Amazon Spain at the moment where you can buy it for €22.89. Here’s a link: http://www.amazon.es/Film-Action-Teaching-Language-Development/dp/1909783072/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449006037&sr=8-1&keywords=film+in+action
      Cheers,
      Kieran

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  5. Another great lesson Kieran – with a lot of scope for extension. I love the way these animated films are language-free as it makes them accessible for almost amy level.

    Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas and creativity that you bring to inspire meaningful classroom discussion.

    1. Hi Fiona,
      Thanks very much for commenting and for the kind words. I’m really looking forward to seeing you soon, perhaps at the next TESOL-Spain conference.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. Thank you for this and many other great lessons Kieran.
    I’m going to use this tonight with my upper-intermediate class.

    As an introduction I’m also going to use this video on what speed-dating is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7IW6PQnZIg

    I’m sure my studens will enjoy this lesson as much as they enjoyed the previous ones I took from your website.

    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Giulia,
      Thanks a lot for commenting. I hope your tudents enjoy the lesson 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

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  8. Really enjoyed using this with my students. Instead of the question writing/discussion, I got my students to write an online dating profile for one of the characters from the film. We brainstormed ideas about what to include and then students worked in pairs to complete the writing task. I had them include gerunds/infinitives as that’s what we’re currently working on in class. My students had a good laugh and came up with some very funny responses. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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

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