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The Journey

The Journey
This EFL lesson is designed around a short film commissioned by John Lewis as their Christmas TV commercial. Students practice vocabulary related to journeys and Christmas, prepositions, song lyrics, speaking and writing. 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: Intermediate (B1) – Advanced (C1) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 60 minutes Activity: Watching short film, completing the lyrics of a song, speaking and writing Topic: Journeys and Christmas Language: Narrative tenses, prepositions and vocabulary related to Christmas Materials: Short film and song lyrics Downloadable materials: the journey lesson instructions the power of love lyrics Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Have you ever built a snowman? Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6

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Lost Property This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film titled Lost Property by Asa Lucander. Students do a dictation, work out meanings of the verb ‘lose’, speak about lost items, watch a trailer and short film, and write a story. 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: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes The Four Things Students Need to Create Good Book Trailers Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report assignment. In a book trailer video students highlight their favorite elements of a story and try to entice viewers to read the book themselves. Much like a movie trailer that tries to get viewers to watch the full movie, a book trailer should give viewers just enough to be interested in the full story without giving away the conclusion to the story. If you have heard of book trailers and wanted to try having your create book trailers, here are the four things they'll need to get started after reading a book.

365 Grateful This EFL lesson is designed around a project and short film by Hailey Bartholomew titled 365 Grateful. In January 2008, in an effort to fight depression, Hailey started a year long photographic project which involved taking one Polaroid photo a day of something she felt grateful for. Students write sentences about what they are grateful for, watch a short film, discuss gratitude, and create their own gratitude project. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults FREE February Printables and Activities by Laura Candler Need engaging printables and activities for February? This 26-page packet offers ready-to-use lessons, printables, and activities for February that foster higher level thinking while motivating students. Activities include math word problems, a candy heart fraction lesson, a friendship poetry activity, a word challenge, and directions for writing a President or Black History biography. The February Activities freebie is offered as a sample of my monthly activity packs. See below.

Soulmate This EFL lesson plan is designed around a beautiful short film and interactive questionnaire by Arturo Perez and the theme of soulmates. Students discuss love and soulmates, watch a short film and listen for specific information, and answer an interactive questionnaire to discover the possibilities of finding their soulmate. 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. Halloween 7-9 Warm up It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (2:24) Intro to the well-known cartoon (yr 1-6)Halloween Song Vocabulary Halloween vocabulary. Film English Film English is the brainchild of teacher, trainer and author Kieran Donaghy ( Kieran’s LinkedIn profile). Kieran teaches at UAB Idiomes Barcelona, part of the Univiersitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The site promotes the innovative and creative use of film in English language teaching and learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn.

Life after Compulsory School ⋆ Intermediate, Themes Songs Sarah McLachlan – I Will Remember YouPhil Collins – You’ll Be In My HeartRascal Flatts – My WishSo Long Farewell – Sound of MusicGreen Day – Time of Your LifePhil Collins – On My WayLulu – Το Sir With LoveRyan Shupe – Dream BigAndy Grammer – Back HomeMatchbox 20 – Let’s see how far we’ve come Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World Pharrell Williams – Happy Projects Create a Class Yearbook Students create a keepsake yearbook of memories from the school yearSix Engaging End-of-Year Projects Testing is over. Have some fun.Celebrating the End of the School Year Ideas for reflecting on the school yearFun End-of-Year Assignments Creative ideas that will get your students reflecting about all of the great things they accomplished Reading

The Freedom Writers Diary Lesson Plans for Teachers Teaching The Freedom Writers Diary The Freedom Writers Diary lesson plan contains a variety of teaching materials that cater to all learning styles. Inside you'll find 30 Daily Lessons, 20 Fun Activities, 180 Multiple Choice Questions, 60 Short Essay Questions, 20 Essay Questions, Quizzes/Homework Assignments, Tests, and more. The lessons and activities will help students gain an intimate understanding of the text, while the tests and quizzes will help you evaluate how well the students have grasped the material. View a free sample

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