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Category: Childhood

‘King Richard’ Extensive Viewing Guide

A 50-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film King Richard starring Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton 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 […]

‘Bunny New Girl’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Bunny New Girl and the theme of schooldays. Students talk about schooldays, listen to a short film and imagine what is happening in the film, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short film, write […]

‘Alma’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Alma and the theme of character. Students learn vocabulary related to character, talk about their own character, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, write a sequel to a short film and reflect […]

‘Distracted’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Distracted and the themes of distractions, and good and bad listeners. Students learn vocabulary related to distractions, talk about distractions, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, talk about the characteristics of good […]

‘Grandfather’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a beautiful and poignant short film by Luiz Lafayette Stockler. Students describe a grandparent, talk about grandparents, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, write a description of a grandparent and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper-intermediate (B2) Learner […]

‘Gabe and Chris López’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Gabe and Chris Lópe by Story Corps and the themes of gender and transgender children. Students practise vocabulary starting with the prefix ‘trans’, discuss questions about gender and transgender children, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short video and reflect on […]

‘Saving Grace’ Lesson Plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a short video titled Saving Grace by Toad’s Caravan commissioned by the charity Mary’s Meals. Students discuss poverty, do a dictation, watch two short videos, answer comprehension questions, discuss two videos and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens […]

‘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, […]

‘Caine’s Arcade’ Lesson plan

This ESL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called Caine’s Arcade directed by Nirvan Mullick and the themes of childhood games, creativity and imagination. Students talk about childhood games and creativity, watch a short film, discuss a short film, read an article and reflect on the lesson.     Language level: Intermediate (B1) […]