How to be alone
This ESL lesson is designed around a short film by artist and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, a poem by Tanya Davies, and the theme of being alone. Students talk about being alone, give advice about being alone, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, read a poem, discuss the meaning of a poem, analyse a short film and reflect on the lesson.
Language level: Upper-intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)
Learner type: Mature teens and adults
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Talking about being alone, giving advice about being alone, watching a short film, answering comprehension questions, reading a poem, discussing the meaning of a poem, analysing a short film and reflecting on the lesson
Topic: Being alone
Language: Should, shouldn’t, ought to and imperative form, and vocabulary related to being alone
Watch the short film.