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Taking Flight Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Taking Flight and the themes of childhood games, grandparents and grandchildren. Students watch a short film, predict a story, retell a story, discuss the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, and discuss a short film.

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Taking Flight and the themes of childhood games, grandparents and grandchildren. Students watch a short film, predict a story, retell a story, discuss the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren, and discuss a short film.

 

 

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

Learner type: All ages

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, predicting a story, retelling a story, discussing family relationships

Topic: Childhood, grandparents and grandchildren

Language: Vocabulary related to family

 

 

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10 comments on “Taking Flight Lesson Plan

  1. It’s a very moving film. I think teenagers (and adults) will all love it and will all regret those precious afternoons spent with their grandparents.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Chiara,
      I hope your students enjoy the lesson.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  2. I find it great. Sure to use it with my students while doing the topic “Family issues”. Thanks a lot for this fantastic material.

    1. Hi Ludmila,
      It’s a pleasure. I hope your students enjoy it too.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  3. I liked this film, it is so interesting for me, because it is a short video where we as a teacher can transmit values, moral,entertaiment and respect for grandparents and their advises that are useful in the growth of each child.

    1. Hi Johana,
      I’m glad you like the film and its message.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  4. Manoor Delavash says:

    Liked this lesson a lot. For those who teach mostly women or want to talk about grandmothers, you can do pretty much the same lesson with a nice film called Au fil de l’âge. Thanks for all your great ideas. Best regards, Manny

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-usciq-07fM

    1. Hi Manoor,

      Thanks for the kind words and the recommendation.

      All the best,

      Kieran

  5. Annabella Wolloshin says:

    Hi there

    I watched this a couple of weeks ago (I really liked the plan and film) but the video is no longer on vimeo. Do you know where it’s gone?

    Thanks.
    Annabella

    1. The video’s working again now.

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