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Ali’s Story


This ESL lesson plan is designed around an animated short film and the theme of refugees. Students practise vocabulary related to refugees, speak about refugees, watch a short film, retell a story, answer comprehension questions, talk about a short film, empathise with refugee children, reflect on the lesson and write an account of a refugee child fleeing their country.

Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Practising vocabulary related to refugees, speaking about refugees, watching a short film, retelling a story, answering comprehension questions, talking about a short film, empathising with refugee children, reflecting on the lesson and writing an account of a refugee child fleeing their country

Topic: Refugees

Language: Vocabulary related to refugees


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