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Soar Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a delightful short film by Alyce Tzue titled Soar and the theme of flying. Students listen to a description of a scene, visualise it, predict what is going to happen next, write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss it.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a delightful short film by Alyce Tzue titled Soar and the theme of flying. Students listen to a description of a scene, visualise it, predict what is going to happen next, write a narrative, watch a short film and discuss it.

 

 

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

Learner type: All ages

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Listening to a description of a scene, visualising, predicting what is going to happen next, writing a narrative, watching a short film

Topic: Flying

Language: Vocabulary related to flying and planes, and present simple

 

 

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13 comments on “Soar Lesson Plan

  1. Sweet! Motivativating! Great! Loved by me and my students!!

    1. Hi Annie,

      Thanks a lot for getting in touch and the kind words. 🙂 I’m very happy you and your students liked the lesson.

      All the best,

      Kieran

  2. Gabriel Jordache says:

    As always, another extraordinary lesson plan from Film English 🙂

    Many thanks to Kieran Donaghy and all those amazing artists out there for their astonishing work!

    Have a wonderful week people!

    1. Hi Gabriel,
      It’s pleasure. Thanks very much for commenting and for the kind words about the site.
      All the best,
      Kieran

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  4. Hi Kieran,

    Fabulous lesson as usual. I’m happy to say I finally got a copy of your book Film in Action – bravo! I was excited to buy it for the activities/lesson plans (I know DELTA always does a good job with that) but I was equally impressed with the kind of lit review and rationale for using short film – if I could go back in time and do my MA TESOL again, I’d change my dissertation topic to film/multiliteracies in a heartbeat, very interesting and timely topics. Anyways, keep up the good work!

    1. Hi William,
      Thanks very much for commenting and for the kind words about Film in Action. I’m very happy that find the book useful. Could I ask a favour? Would you mind writing a short review of the book on Amazon? All positive reviews help 🙂 Thanks a lot.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. Justice Johannson says:

    Great activity. I used this in two different levels. First was a B1 and it went really well and my students were able to take the writing activity and make it their own with the knowledge they already possess. With a higher level, C1, it was a hit! They created amazing stories while predicting the ending of the story! Thank you!

    1. Hi Justice,
      Thanks very much for commenting and for the kind words. I’m very happy the lesson worked well with your students.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. Hi Kieran,

    Just to let you know that we’ve shortlisted this blog post for this month’s TeachingEnglish blog award and I’ll be putting up a post about it on today’s TeachingEnglish Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil, if you’d like to check there for likes and comments.

    Best,
    Ann

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  8. Laurie Bonsor says:

    Well just did this lesson with my Yr5/6 class (Pongkawa Bay of Plenty New Zealand) They loved it. I have wanted to this for a while but my data projector was stuffed so now we can see the screen its great. Shared with other two teachers in Yr5/6 and they are going to do it tomorrow. Great discussion around further learning

    Students could write a dialogue between Mara and mini-pilot.
    Introduce and practice use of direct speech.

    Take screen shots of parts and put into sequence and write dialogue or description of what happened in that scene underneath.

    What happens next?

    Where did the mini pilot and his family travel from and why?

    Going to use the photo or present one next week.

    Very exciting

    Laurie Bonsor and Room 5.

    Just setting up blog and website so will email link with some pics of kids working on some of these projects next week:))

    1. Hi Laurie,
      Thanks a lot for commenting and for your kind words. I’m really happy you and your students like the lesson so much. I like your ideas and look forward to seeing the photos of the class!
      All the best,
      Kieran

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