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Film English Club

Alike

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Alike. In the lesson students practise using alike, adjectives to describe character and routines, watch a short film, predict how the film will end and speak about the film.

All That We Share

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled All That We Share by Danish TV channel TV2Danmark. In the lesson students talk about the communities they belong to, find out what they share with their classmates, watch and discuss a video about what a community shares.

Alma

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 on the lesson.

Alternative Math

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Alternative Math by David Maddox and Malcolm Morrison, and the themes of maths and alternative facts. Students learn vocabulary related to maths, talk about maths, watch a short film and answer comprehension questions, predict the end of a story and speak about the film.

Amar

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film Amar by Andrew Hinton which focuses on a single day in the life of a fourteen-year-old Indian boy. Students practise talking about their present and past daily routines, and compare their routines with those of the boy featured in the film.

American Beauty

A 27-page Extensive Viewing guide to the family drama Oscar-winning film American Beauty starring Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening 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.

American Psycho

A 39-page Extensive Viewing guide to the critically acclaimed film American Psycho starring  Christian Bale and Reese Witherspoon 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.

As Good as It Gets

A 41-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film As Good as It Gets starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunts 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.

Atonement

A 30-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film Atonement starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy and Saoirse Ronan 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.

Barcelona

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a time-lapse short film about Barcelona by Rob Whitworth and the theme of sightseeing. Students learn sightseeing vocabulary, talk about sightseeing, describe a city, watch a short video, discuss a short video, plan a sightseeing weekend, plan a video about their city and reflect on the lesson.

Beauty Patch

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.

Becoming

A 28-page Extensive Viewing guide to the Netflix documentary Becoming about the life of Michelle Obama 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.

Being a Good Listener

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Being a Good Listener and the themes of listening and paralinguistics. Students learn vocabulary related to being a good listener and paralinguistics, talk about being a good listener and paralinguistics, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short video, perform two roleplays and reflect on the lesson.

Being Kind

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Kindness Boomerang and the theme of kindness. Students learn vocabulary related to kindness, talk about kindness, read and discuss quotations about kindness, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, write kind things about their classmates and reflect on the lesson.

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey

A 37-page Extensive Viewing guide to the crime drama film Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey starring Katie Douglas, Rossif Sutherland and David James Elliott 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.

Billy Elliot

A 26-page Extensive 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.