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.