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Theo’s Story

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This EFL lesson plan is based on Theo’s Story, a beautiful short film about a visually impaired ten-year old boy, by director David Barnes who has created a series of portraits that tell the story of different children with a range of...
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The Conditioned

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This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day.
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Soulmate

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This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film and interactive questionnaire by Arturo Perez and the theme of soulmates.
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Music

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This EFL lesson plan is designed around a video by Art&Graft commissioned by the Barbican arts centre, London and the theme of music.
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Morning Glory: TV Ratings

Morning Glory: TV Ratings | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This is a wonderful segment with multiple possibilities, especially if you want to talk about TV shows.
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Rise of the Guardians: Memories

Rise of the Guardians: Memories | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
This is another lovely animated movie. This scene is perfect to talk about childhood memories.
I. Work in pairs: Your teacher will read some words out loud. Tell each other what memories come to your mind when you think about your childhood.
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The Beauty of a Second

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This lesson plan is designed around Seconds of Beauty a short film competition sponsored by Montblanc and the theme of moments. Students watch a short film, describe moments, speak about beautiful moments and create their own one-second videos.
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Last week I suggested that teachers might like to exploit mobile tech in the summer intensive courses. This lesson is an interesting way for students to use their phones (or ipads or whatever).

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Two Fingers

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This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Jamie Thraves used as a music video for Jake Bugg and his song Two Fingers.
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First Kiss

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This Lesson plan is designed a short film titled First Kiss by Tatia Pilieva and the theme of doing something for the first time. Students speak about experiences and doing something for the first time, write and watch a short film and a video.
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London

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This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Simon Smith who recaptured the shots of London taken by Claude Friese-Greene in 1927.
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Fear of Flying

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This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film by Conor Finnegan and the theme of fears. Students write sentences, dictate sentences, speak, and watch a short film. I first saw the ...
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This Must Be the Place: Apologizing

This Must Be the Place: Apologizing | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
Apologizing in English is functional language that makes a difference when dealing with native speakers of the language. I used this scene to lead in the topic. This activity can be used with any level.
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Flight: Anti-Heroes

Flight: Anti-Heroes | English Teacher's Digest | Scoop.it
I just loved this movie and its controversial story.
Read the definitions and characteristics of a hero and anti-hero.
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