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The Present Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film titled The Present and the theme of teenagers. Students practice adjectives related to character and teenagers, watch the start of a short film, write a narrative and discuss the film.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film titled The Present and the theme of teenagers. Students practice adjectives related to character and teenagers, watch the start of a short film, write a narrative and discuss the film.

 

 

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

Learner type: All ages

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Practising vocabulary, watching a short film, predicting the ending of a film, and speaking

Topic: Teenagers and disability

Language: Adjectives to describe character

 

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31 comments on “The Present Lesson Plan

  1. Excellent lesson and video! I am Brazilian and I like your ideas very much. Thank you!

    1. Hi Elaine,
      Thanks very much. Glad to hear you like the lesson so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. Danijela Ristic says:

    Thank you very much for the film. It’s so inspiring and I’m sure the lesson will be interesting to my pupils.
    I’m from Serbia. I have been following your films and lesson plans for a while and I have tried some of them. They went well with my students.

    1. Hi Danijela,
      Thanks for commenting and for the kind words.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  3. I saw this short film over the weekend and I immediately thought, I’m sure Film English will do something great with this one … and you did! Keep up the good work

    1. Hi Judith,
      I’m very happy you like the lesson 🙂
      All the best,
      Kieran

  4. Marie Bonilla says:

    I loved this video and the lesson. I’m in the Chicago area in the United States. Thank you!

    1. Hi Marie,
      You’re very welcome. I’m glad you like the lesson.
      Cheers,
      Kieran

  5. Ragnhild Lind says:

    I will try this one out today, with my 9th graderes in Norway. We are working on adjectives at the moment, so this was perfect. Thanks!

    1. Hi Ragnhild,
      I hope your students like it.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. A few days ago I read a piece of news about a little girl without one arm who has a three legged puppy… And now I see this! Fantastic! I think I’ll try to combine both for my next lesson with a teenage student.

  7. I like this lesson and video. I’m in the Kazakhstan and like it. Thanks a lot!

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  10. Cristina P. Lewis says:

    Hello from Spain!

    It just so happens that I gave a lesson using this film only a couple of weeks ago and the response was very positive. It’s great to see other teacher’s using the same materials. Very encouraging!

    I will try to use your LP with teenagers & see how they react…

    1. Hi Cristina,
      Thanks very much for commenting. Great minds think alike!
      All the best,
      Kieran

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