Mog’s Christmas Calamity This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film commissioned by the British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s titled Mog’s Christmas Calamity inspired by the children’s writer Judith Kerr. In the lesson students collate vocabulary related to Christmas, talk about Christmas customs, watch a short film and predict the ending of the film. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1) Pay It Forward Comments Before and After: Before showing the movie ask the class to evaluate the various ways that characters in the movie paid it forward. At the end of the movie, tell students that there is a Pay It Forward Foundation with a web-site showing instances of paying it forward. See The Pay It Forward Experience. Discussion Questions:
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Pay it forward: free downloadable lesson A new free downloadable lesson about the concept of ‘pay it forward’, incorporating reading, speaking, video, grammar and writing. ELT Resourceful – Pay it Forward-Pre-Int level ELT Resourceful – Pay it Forward-Intermediate ELT Resourceful – Pay it Forward-Upper Int level This lesson starts with a short reading text about a recent event at a coffee shop in Canada, where some-one’s kindness in paying for the person behind them led to 288 people passing on the favour to the next in line. The lesson then uses the video above (no words, just music) to extend the idea, before focusing on defining relative clauses.
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