Overview This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful
short film by Greg Gray and the theme of household
chores. You are going to learn and practise vocabulary
related to household chores, talk about household
chores and watch a short film. What are household chores? They are tasks or duties that have to
be done regularly at home such as cleaning and
cooking. Step 1 In pairs you have to think of as
many household chores as you can. Write them on the
board. Step 2 Write on the board: Do Make Take Ask your students to connect as many of the chores
they mentioned as they can with one of the verbs. Step 3 You may get something like this: Do the cooking, the cleaning, the washing, the
washing up, the dusting. Make the bed, breakfast / lunch / dinner, a snack,
a cup of tea / coffee.
Take the thrash / rubbish out, take the dog for a
walk. Step 4 Work in small groups and discuss the following questions: What household chores do you do? Do you think you should do more? Step 5 We are going to watch a short film. As they watch, their task is to notice the
different household chores they see. Show the film
until 01:39. Stop at 1.39 mopping, doing the washing, doing the cooking,
looking after a toddler, doing the cooking, doing
the washing up, making a bed, taking out the
thrash, doing the washing, hanging out the
washing, doing the ironing, watering the plants,
sweeping, feeding the dog, tidying a room, putting
away toys, doing the vacuuming, and taking the dog
for a walk. Step 6 Pair the students and ask them to discuss the
following questions: Why is the boy doing the household chores? What is he writing in his notebook? Step 7 They can watch the film
again and think about the two
questions. Show until 01:39. Step 8 Ask the students to answer the two questions.Tell the students they are going to watch the film
again, but this time they are going to see a
little more of it. Show the film and pause at
01:45. Step 9 What has the boy written in his notebook? Why do you think he has written 120 minutes? Step 10 Now show the film until 02:06. Were you correct? The boy says “I’ve been saving you time so you can come to my play”, and that he
did the tasks so that his busy mother would have
time to come to see him act in his school play. Step 11 Discuss the
following questions in pairs: How does the film make you feel? How does the mother feel? How would you describe the boy? The film is actual an
advert for an insurance company. Ask them if this
changes the way they feel about the film. Lesson plan Adapted from: http://film-english.com/2015/02/13/the-notebook/
This unit is designed around a beautiful short animation byJulio Pol and the themes of love and relationships.
You are going to watch a trailer for a short animated film titled The Gift. Decide why the film is titled The Gift.
Work in pairs and to come up with any vocabulary related to romantic love and relationship. Time limit of 5 minutes.
to meet to go out together to fall in love
to be jealous to argue to make up
to be in love to settle down to break up
to split up to get back together
Work in small groups and try to predict what story you are going to see in the film. Use the vocabulary you have looked at in the previous step. Time limit of 10 minutes.
Ask a student from each group to read out their story and ask members of the other groups for their comments.
You are now going to watch the film. As you watch, your task is to try to understand the story the film tells and then compare it with your own stories.
In pairs, compare your stories with the one shown in the film. For homework, make a narration individually describing what happens in the story. Step 7 Do you think the film illustrates a typical
relationship? What adjectives would you use to describe the
film? How did the film make you feel?
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A What’s your favourite smell? Did you know that flies can taste with their feet? In this lesson, students read and talk about the five senses - sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell - in relation to humans and animals. They practise informal language for introducing and responding to surprising news. Learners examine senses vocabulary and finish with a discussion. Lesson PlanWorksheets B Can dogs sense emotion? Do you think your dog knows when you're happy, sad or angry? Watch this video to find out what scientists have discovered about the relationship between dogs and humans. -