Let’s go to the movies! – ESL lesson plan on films

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Writing - film review

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lesson plan on films

LESSON OVERVIEW

This ESL lesson plan on films is based on a video presenting some details about Pain and Glory, a film by Pedro Almodovar that is nominated to 2020 Oscars. The worksheet consists of two parts, pre-class and in-class activities, but the whole lesson plan can also be done during the class as the video is just 6 min long. The purpose of the lesson plan is to prepare students to write a short film review (150 words).

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This is a Flipped Classroom lesson plan. In a nutshell, it means that the first part of the lesson needs to be done by students at home. Learn more about flipped classroom and how we implement it in these lesson plans in our post.

PRE-CLASS ACTIVITIES

The pre-class worksheet of this lesson plan on films starts with a listening comprehension task. Students need to watch the first part of the video and note what provided figures and dates refer to in the video. Next, they watch the same part of the video again. This time they have to complete sentences taken from the video with correct words they hear. In the same sentences, there are some words in bold which students have to match with correct meanings in the next task. The video itself is full of great vocab so you can go through the script and get some more words you find useful for your students and let your students watch the whole video!

IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES

The first in-class activity includes discussion questions which are based on the info from the video and contain some vocabulary from previous exercises. After that, students move to another task on vocabulary. They have to match sentence halves that also include a lot of great vocabulary which is useful when talking about films (e.g. be shotcast, plot twists, nail-biter, etc.). Next, students read a short film review and complete it with words from the box. Finally, having learnt all the vocabulary and read the review, students are ready to write their own short film reviews. Remind them to include vocabulary from the lesson as well as write about such aspects in their reviews as the plot, setting, cast, their opinion and recommendation.

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  1. Pedro Barbalho

    I’m getting access denied on this one. Is it a problem on my side or yours?

    1. Stan

      Check it again, Pedro! It should be alright.

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