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Film English Club

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 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 34-page 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 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 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.

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 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.

Billy Elliot

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.

Black Button

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film called The Black Button and the theme of moral dilemmas. Students practise reading, reading and listening.

Boyhood

A 32-page viewing guide to the Oscar-winning film Boyhood starring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke 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.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

A 30-page viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Bridget Jones's Diary starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant 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.

Caine’s Arcade

This ESL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film called <em>Caine’s Arcade </em>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.

Can I help you with anything?

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Can I help you with anything? and the theme of kindness. In the lesson students predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, speak about the short film and kindness, and perform a roleplay.

Carol

A 27-page extensive viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara 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.

Catch Me If You Can

A 34-page viewing guide to the Oscar-nominated film Catch Me If You Can starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio, 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.