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Film Festival: An ESL Lesson Plan to Get Students Talking About Movies


Lesson Plan: This lesson is divided into two hours. The first lesson explores some basic language used to describe movies and the second lesson provides practice and more in-depth exploration. The first part is an old activity that I've used with a great deal of success for years and the second part is a role-play that I made recently and is still being tested out. 





Hour One


Lesson Plan Part I


Language for Talking About Film

Activity 1: Film Riddles



Hour Two


Lesson Plan Part II


Student Activity Sheet

Movie Posters




Extra Movie Activities:


Crossword: Reviews movie vocabulary.


Movie Cloze: Reviews movie vocabulary.


Movie Word Search: Reviews movie vocabulary.


Movie Survey Activity: Good walk and talk exercise.


Movie Synopsis Reading Activity: Students read movie synopses and try to guess the movie. It can also be used as a listening activity.


Movie Synopsis Information Gap: Students relay information about movie contents and show times.


Actors and Characters Pattern Worksheet


Children's Animation Reading Activity


Related: The Parts of a Book Section also covers the themes of plot, setting, character, and title.




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