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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.

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.

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.

Coin Operated

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Coin Operated by Nicholas Arioli and the theme of dreams and ambitions. Students learn vocabulary related to dreams and ambitions, talk about dreams and ambitions, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions and discuss a short film.

Colors

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film by The Mercadantes which explores how beauty can be found in the most seemingly mundane objects, and the theme of colours. Students revise colours, come up with objects of a certain colour, watch a short film, and take their own photos for homework.

Curiosity

This ESL lesson is designed around a short video titled Curiosity: Exploration and Discovery by Georgina Venning. Students learn vocabulary related to curiosity, talk about curiosity, discuss quotations about curiosity, watch a short video, read a transcript, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short video and reflect on the lesson.

Daydreams

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Maybe and the theme of daydreaming. Students learn vocabulary related to daydreams, talk about daydreams, 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.