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This ESL lesson plan is designed around a beautifully animated short film by artist Celia Bullwinkel titled Sidewalk that portrays a woman’s journey through the passage of time. In the lesson talk about the various stages of life and how we change physically and emotionally, watch a short film and describe how a woman changes through the course of her life.

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Growing up and aging

Language: Stages of life and vocabulary related to bodies and emotions


Show the film.