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Film English Club

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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.