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A Thousand Words


This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film called A Thousand Words by Ted Chung. Students predict a story from its title, watch the start of a short film and make predictions about how a story will continue and write a story.

Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1)

Learner type: All ages

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Stories

Language: Predictions using ‘will’ and ‘going to’ and narrative tenses


Watch the film.