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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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