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A Single Life Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled A Single Life and the theme of stages of life. In the lesson students practise vocabulary related to the stages of life, discuss stages of life, watch a short film, and speak and write about it.

 

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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled A Single Life and the theme of stages of life. In the lesson students practise vocabulary related to the stages of life, discuss stages of life, watch a short film, and speak and write about it.

 

 

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Stages of life

Language: Vocabulary related to childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age.

 

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14 comments on “A Single Life Lesson Plan

  1. Frances Walker says:

    Thanks, Kieran! Another great lesson! Perhaps another interesting question to ask the class to think about at the end of the class or for homework might be: ‘Where would you place the needle on your record? And why?’ (This may perhaps be more appropriate for an adult class) 🙂

    1. Hi Frances,
      Thanks very much for taking the time to comment. I’m really happy you like the lesson. Great question! Do you mind if I ad it to the lesson?
      All the best,
      Kieran

      1. Hi Kieran!

        Yes, I’d be more than happy for you to add my question to the lesson 🙂

        Please keep the great classes coming!

        All the best,

        Frances

        1. Hi Frances,

          Thanks very much. I’ll add the question now.

          All the best,

          Kieran

  2. precious resource to deal with an interesting theme. thank you so much

    1. Hi Silvia,

      Thanks very much for the kind words.

      All the best,

      Kieran

  3. Liana Kokkaliari says:

    Hello,
    I have just watched the film and I am … dumbfounded. It’s brilliant. Thank you very much! It’s a pity I teach young learners (6-12 y.o.) and I can’t really use this excellent material.
    Thanks again!

    1. Hi Liana,

      I’m delighted you like the lesson and film so much. Perhaps you could adapt the lesson for your students by just asking them to name the stages of life and then watching the film and pausing at each stage of life and going through the objects that appear.

      All the best,

      Kieran

  4. This lesson is incredible! Thank you so much. You’re a genius!

    1. Hi Hala,
      Thanks very much for your kind words.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  5. Hello Kieran
    I’ve used this short film with your suggestions, adapting it for an individual lesson to an adult. My feedback is that it works! In addition to the use of the language, my student took the oppotunity to think about his life and he said: “thanks, it rarely happens to find time for this kind of thoughts”.
    Thanks Kieran for your posts!
    Maria

    1. Hi Maria,
      Thanks very much for commenting and for your kind words. I’m delighted you and your student enjoyed the film and lesson so much.
      All the best,
      Kieran

  6. Hi Kieran,

    Thank you so much for the fantastic lesson! My students and I have simply loved it. As I teach 1-1 students, we’ve been able to adapt it to different levels and age groups, and the results have been amazing, as some of them are parents, others are in their 60s,and so on. There are no children or teens, but the adults love talking about their childhood and adolescence.

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

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