This ESL lesson plan is designed around a Christmas short film titled The List and the theme of Christmas and Christmas lists. Students talk about Christmas and Christmas lists, listen to a description of a short film and visualise the action in a short film, watch a short film, predict the end of a short film, answer comprehension questions, analyse a short film, write from the perspective of a character in a short film and reflect on the lesson.
Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1)
Learner type: Teens and adults
Time: 90 minutes
Activity: Talking about Christmas and Christmas lists, listening to a description of a short film and visualising the action in a short film, watching a short film, predicting the end of a short film, answering comprehension questions, analysing a short film, writing from the perspective of a character in a short film and reflecting on the lesson
Topic: Christmas and Christmas lists
Language: Vocabulary related to Christmas and narrative tenses
Watch the short film.