This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled The Beat of New York and the themes of New York and cities. Students talk about New York, predict the content of a short film, watch a short film, analyse a short film, learn vocabulary related to film shots, create a storyboard, plan a short film about their home town, and reflect on the lesson.
Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2)
Learner type: Teens and adults
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Talking about New York, predicting the content of a short film, watching a short film, analysing a short film, learning vocabulary related to film shots, creating a storyboard, plan a short film about their home town, and reflecting on the lesson
Topic: New York and cities
Language: Vocabulary related to cities and film shots
Watch the film.