This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film and poem by Gary Turk and the theme of isolation caused by the use of new technology. Students discuss digital technology, predict the content of a short poem and short film, watch a short film with no sound and speculate about the story it tells, watch a short film and listen to a poem, read a poem, analyse a poem and short film, and reflect on the lesson.
Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1)
Learner type: Teens and adults
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Discussing digital technology, predicting the content of a short poem and short film, watching a short film with no sound and speculating about the story it tells, watching a short film and listening to a poem, reading a poem, analysing a poem and short film, and reflecting on the lesson
Topic: Digital technology and isolation
Language: Vocabulary related to digital technology and social media
Watch the short film.