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Father and Son Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film by Matt Bieler which documents the true story of the relationship between a father and son. Students create and use binomials, write a narrative, listen to a short film and write down the transcript, watch a short film, discuss a short film, talk about family relationships, […]

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29 Ways to Stay Creative Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 29 Ways to Stay Creative by To-fu and the theme of creativity. Students learn vocabulary related to creativity, talk about creativity, discuss what they do to be creative, watch a short video, discuss a short video and reflect on the lesson.     Language […]

The Hangover Viewing Guide

A 42-page viewing guide to the Golden Globes-winning film The Hangover starring Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms 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 […]

Educate the Heart Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short video called Educate the Heart and the themes of education and compassion. Students discuss a quotation, use vocabulary related to education and compassion, predict the content of a short video, watch a video, answer comprehension questions, discuss a video, interview a partner, watch an interview, reflect on […]

Beauty Patch Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film titled Beauty Patch commissioned by Dove and the theme of beauty. Students practise using abstract nouns, describe their perfect partner, discuss beauty, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, read and discuss tweets on a short film, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson. […]

Good Will Hunting Viewing Guide

A 46-page viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film Good Will Hunting starring Matt Damon, Robin Williams and Ben Affleck 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 […]

Ali’s Story Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around an animated short film and the theme of refugees. Students practise vocabulary related to refugees, speak about refugees, watch a short film, retell a story, answer comprehension questions, talk about a short film, empathise with refugee children, reflect on the lesson and write an account of a refugee […]

The Gentleman’s Wager Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short filmed titled The Gentleman’s Wager commissioned by Johnnie Walker Whisky and starring Jude Law. Students watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, create a presentation for a branded short film and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate (B1) – […]

The Shawshank Redemption Viewing Guide

A 45-page viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film The Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman 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 […]

The Adventures of a Cardboard Box Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called The Adventures of a Cardboard Box in which a small boy finds myriad of uses for a cardboard box and the theme of creativity. Students do activities to encourage creativity, watch a short film, talk about a short film and discuss creativity.     […]