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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.

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.

Distracted

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Distracted and the themes of distractions, and good and bad listeners. Students learn vocabulary related to distractions, talk about distractions, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film, talk about the characteristics of good and bad listeners, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.

Dotty

This ESL lesson is designed around a moving short film titled Dotty by Brett and Mick, and the themes of texting and elderly people. Students learn vocabulary related to mobile phones, talk about texting, watch a short film, predict how a short film will end, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

Educate the Heart

This ESL lesson is designed around a short video called Educate the Heart and the themes of education and compassion. Students discuss a quotation, use vocabulary related to education and compassion, predict the content of a short video, watch a video, answer comprehension questions, discuss a video, interview a partner, watch an interview, reflect on the lesson and write a composition.

Empathy

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video titled Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care and the themes empathy and hospitals. Students learn vocabulary related to empathy and hospitals, talk about empathy, predict the content of a short video, watch a short video, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short video and reflect on the lesson.

Everyday

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film called Everyday by Gustav Johansson and the theme of everyday routines and empathy. Students talk and write about everyday routines, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

Father and Son

This ESL lesson is designed around a short film by Matt Bieler which documents the true story of the relationship between a father and son. Students create and use binomials, write a narrative, listen to a short film and write down the transcript, watch a short film, discuss a short film, talk about family relationships, and reflect on the lesson.

Fear of Flying

This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Fear of Flying and the theme of fears. Students write sentences, dictate sentences, speak, and watch a short film.