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ESL Lesson Plans

ESL lesson plans for English language teachers and students designed around short films and videos.

10 Things I Can’t Live Without

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 10 Things Jeremy Allen White Can't Live Without and the theme of essential objects. Students write and talk about objects they couldn’t live without, write a paragraph about the life and character of another student, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, complete viewing notes, talk and write about the life and character of a famous actor, analyse a short video and reflect on the lesson.

20 Signs You’re Emotionally Mature

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 20 Signs You're Emotionally Mature and the theme of emotional maturity. Students learn vocabulary related to emotional maturity, talk about emotional maturity, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, make notes, analyse a short video, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.

29 Ways to Stay Creative

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.

3 Keys to Success for Children from Tough Backgrounds

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 3 Keys to Success for Young People and the theme of disadvantaged children. Students learn vocabulary related to disadvantaged children, talk about disadvantaged children, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short video, write questions to ask the narrator of a video and reflect on the lesson.

3 tips on how to study effectively

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 3 tips on how to study effectively and the themes of studying, and how the brain learns and stores information. Students learn vocabulary related to studying, and how the brain learns and stores information, talk about studying and study tips, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, complete viewing notes, analyse a short video, write about a short video, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.

365 Grateful

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 365 Grateful by Hailey Bartholomew and the theme of gratitude. Students write and talk about what they are grateful for, watch a short video about gratitude, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short video, plan a gratitude project and reflect on the lesson.

7 Things You Can Do to Make a Relationship Work

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled 7 Things You Can Do to Make a Relationship Work and the theme of romantic relationships. Students learn vocabulary related to personal qualities and romantic relationships, talk about romantic relationships, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, […]

97% Love Match

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film titled 97% Love Match and the themes of apps and dating. Students talk about the apps they commonly use, do a dictation, watch a short film and retell a story.

A Christmas Love Story

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a Christmas short film and the themes of Christmas and Christmas love stories. Students talk about Christmas love stories, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, predict the end of a short film, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short film, write from the perspective of a character in a short film and reflect on the lesson.

A Christmas to Remember

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a Christmas short film and the theme of Christmas and dementia. Students talk about Christmas and dementia, watch the first part of a short film, predict the end of a short film, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short film, write from the perspective of a character in a short film and reflect on the lesson.

A Kiss, Deferred

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled A Kiss, Deferred. Students predict a story, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, write a story, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

A Letter from Fred

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled A Letter from Fred and the theme of romantic relationships. Students watch a short film about a songwriting competition, predict the end of a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, talk about romantic relationships and reflect on the lesson.

A Love Story

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film titled A Love Story and the theme of love. Students learn vocabulary related to love, talk about love, listen to a short film and speculate on what is happening, write a love story, watch a short film, analyse a short film and reflect on the lesson.

A New Perspective for Moms

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film and the theme of mothers and children. Students learn vocabulary to describe character, describe their personality, speak about mothers and children, watch a short film, discuss a short film, describe their mothers and reflect on the lesson.

A Short Love Story

This ESL lesson is designed around a beautiful animation titled A Short Love Story by Carlos Lascano and the theme of love. Students learn vocabulary related to love, talk about love, write a love story, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

A Single Life

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled A Single Life and the theme of stages of life. In the lesson students practise vocabulary related to the stages of life, discuss stages of life, watch a short film, and speak and write about it.