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Sinking Feeling


This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Sinking Feeling and the themes of anxiety, depression and young suicide. Students talk about when they feel anxious and nervous, watch a short film, predict the ending of a short film, answer comprehension questions, write the lyrics of a song in a short film, discuss a short film, perform a roleplay and reflect on the lesson.

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Talking about being anxious and nervous, watching a short film, predicting the ending of a short film, answering comprehension questions, writing the lyrics of a song in a short film, discussing a short film, performing a roleplay and reflecting on the lesson

Topic: Anxiety, depression and young suicide

Language: Vocabulary related to anxiety, depression and young suicide


Watch the film.