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Billy Elliot Viewing Guide

A 26-page viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Billy Elliot starring Julie Walters and Jamie Bell for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking.

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A 26-page viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Billy Elliot starring Julie Walters and Jamie Bell for English language students who want to learn English through watching films. The guide will help students improve their English vocabulary, listening comprehension, pronunciation and speaking.

 

 

The viewing guide includes:
• Viewing recommendations
• A film synopsis with a glossary
• Pre-viewing discussion questions
• A glossary of 100 key words, phrasal verbs and expressions with phonetic spelling used in the film, with 300 example sentences, to aid comprehension and vocabulary acquisition.
• Post-viewing discussion questions
• Post-viewing writing and videoing tasks

 

 

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6 comments on “Billy Elliot Viewing Guide

  1. Wendy Steciuk says:

    Can I buy individual lesson plans without taking out a suscription?

    1. Dear Wendy,

      Yes, you can buy individual lesson plans and viewing guides. Just click on the “Check out the guide” or the “Check out the lesson plan” button and you’ll be taken to a page where you can buy the guide or lesson plan. Alternatively, you can go to the Film English Club page https://filmenglish.wpengine.com/club/ and select the viewing guides or lesson plans you wish to buy.

      I hope this helps.

      Best wishes,

      Kieran

      1. Would it be possible to do more film guides in future that are on Netflix? Hardly any of the ones you’ve released recently are on Netflix. I don’t know how to get hold of a Billy Elliott if its not on Netflix

        1. Dear Abigail,
          Yes, we’ll be having more viewing guides for films which are available on Netflix shortly. With regard finding films which are not available on Netflix, i would recommend using the JustWatch website https://www.justwatch.com/ You simply search for the film you want to watch and your country, and you find where the film is available in your country. For example, here is a link which shows you where Billy Elliot can be viewed in France https://www.justwatch.com/fr/film/billy-elliot
          I hope this helps.
          Best wishes,
          Kieran

  2. Claire Wefers says:

    I have looked at your website with mich interest many times but have not been able to ascertsin at which GER level tue lesson plans are designed for. Perhaps this information is included in each film lesson plan. It would be very useful to know at which level each Filfilm m lesson is available at before purchase.
    Yours hopefully

    1. Dear Claire,
      All of the short film Lesson Plans state the CEFR level. All of the feature-length film Viewing Guides are aimed at students with B1 level and above.
      I hope this helps.
      Best wishes,
      Kieran

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