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We’ve All Been There


This ESL lesson plan is designed around a moving short film titled We’ve All Been There by Nicholas Clifford and the theme of empathy. Students write a story, watch a short film and speak about empathy.



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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 60 minutes

Activity: Watching a short film, speaking and writing

Topic: Empathy

Language: Present perfect, narrative tenses and language connected with empathy


Watch the film.