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Why bring a child into this world?


This ESL lesson plan is designed around a short film titled Why Bring a Child into this World? directed by Oscar-winning director Errol Morris. The themes of the lesson are babies, parents and the future. Students learn debating expressions, prepare arguments for a debate, debate a question, watch a short film, answer comprehension questions, perform a roleplay, discuss a short film and reflect on the lesson.

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

Learner type: Teens and adults

Time: 90 minutes

Activity: Learning debating expressions, preparing arguments for a debate, debating a question, watching a short film, answering comprehension questions, performing a roleplay, discussing a short film and reflecting on the lesson

Topic: Babies, parents and the future


Watch the film.