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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.

Are You Living an Insta Lie?

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Are You Living an Insta Lie? and the theme of social media. Students learn vocabulary related to social media, talk about Instagram, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short film, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.

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.

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.

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.

Blue Bird

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film inspired by a poem and the theme of poetry. Students learn vocabulary related to poetry, talk about poetry, watch a short film, discuss a short film, write a verse of poetry, listen to a poem, read a poem, discuss a poem, and reflect on the lesson.

Bunny New Girl

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 a narrative from the perspective of a character and reflect on the lesson.

Buster the Boxer

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Buster the Boxer and the theme of Christmas. Students learn vocabulary related to Christmas, talk about Christmas, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

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.

Choice

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film and poem by Gnarly Bay. Students discuss choices, use collocations with ‘choice’, do a dictation, visualise a short film, watch a short film, read a poem, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

Coca-cola Ad

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a Coca-Cola video and the theme of healthy eating and lifestyles. Students compare their eating habits and lifestyle with those of their grandparents, watch an advert, read a press release and talk about the values Coca-Cola adverts try to transmit.