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Julio Díaz


This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short video by Story Corps in which a young man explains what he did when he was mugged at knifepoint. In the lesson students talk about an imaginary situation, listen to a story, watch a video, speak, and write an account of an incident from another person’s perspective.


Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Listening, watching a short video, speaking and writing

Topic: Empathy

Language: Second conditional and colloquial words and expressions


Watch the film.