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This movie lesson for teaching English is for Interediate/Advanced level mature students and has six different activities for you to use in classes. It will require your ESL students to think outside of the box and look critically at the scenes and language. Lord of the Flies is a GCSE text in British schools.
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Lord of the Flies Classroom Activities
1. Discussion about Lord of the Flies and why the boys turned that way. Discussion lead questions are included in the free Lord of the Flies lesson plan PDF below.
2. Symbolism - what do different things represent in the film? For example, the conch, the logs, Piggy's glasses, etc.
3. Students roleplay different parts in the story
4. Homework essay about what students feel about the film
5. Students roleplay an alternative ending to the film - what might have happened?
6. At the end of the film the police arrive (sorry, spoiler!), and it's clear that many of the boys are in trouble. Students roleplay possible police interviews and write police questions.
Lesson written by Stuart Allen
Up high in the mountains is a mystic scroll, and legend has it, that whoever has the scroll and reads its contents, will be endowed with supreme knowledge!
Kung Fu Panda is fantastic for children and in this ESL craft activity for writing, your students will be making their own aunthentic-looking ancient scroll (with real ancient-looking paper!) and writing their own 'mystic message' inside. This Kung Fu Panda craft activity lends a perfect platform for your students to do some creative writing and then can give their scroll to their parents after; perfect for English school activities.
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For the English Teacher
Aims: Students have to make their own mystic Dragon Scroll with their own poem to show and display
The night before, prepare your ancient scroll paper by soaking the A4 paper in the tea for 30 minutes and then allow to dry. This will leave you with really authentic ‘ancient’ paper! This part is optional, of course. You will also need two sticks for the top and bottom of the scroll, chopsticks or paintbrushes will do, but real sticks look better!
What to Do in Class
Lesson by Stuart Allen
In this very dark ESL lesson strictly for adults, students will learn more about Jack the Ripper, what it was like to live in London in Victorian times and have their English lesson venture into the macbre. A real twist on the normal English lesson!
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You have a choice of ways to go with this compelling Jack the Ripper lesson. There is a Jack the Ripper reading comprehension exercise for your adult students as well as some macabre creative writing activites, one where students write a gory letter to police and the newspapers, and another where students write a newspaper article about recent Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel, London. A third activity is where your ESL students design their own Police Wanted Poster bearing the face and crimes of the bloody killer.
Finally, there is a gruesome Jack the Ripper ESL roleplay, where adult students can play Jack the Ripper himself, eyewitnesses, publicans, prostitutes, police, journalists and other Victorian London vagabonds! Great for Halloween!
I hope you enjoy this very cool and very sinister ESL lesson about Jack the Ripper!
Written by Stuart Allen
In this movie lesson, students will discuss the supernatural, share ghost stories that they have heard or know, listen to the teacher tell a ghost story in English or roleplay a ghost tale. Students can even write their own ghost tale; perfect for creative writing classes or a Halloween ESL class theme.
Play clips of Ghostbusters and then choose the activities you want to run for your own ESL supernatural class.
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In the film, the hero finds a hidden map with a secret code on it. If he can decipher the code, then he can find Atlantis. Your kids will be making an Atlantis-style hidden map using the code in the Atlantis ESL movie lesson plan. They'll be practicing the alphabet and spelling skills. Perfect for a special craft activity in your school. Awesome fun for children learning English!
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What to Do in Class
Lesson written by Stuart Allen
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is considered by many to be the Beatles' finest album. 'She's leaving home' was the sixth track on the album and is about a girl who is unhappy at home and so runs away. Her parents do not understand why she has run away.
Activity One (Listening) – students are put into small groups to listen to the song and put the lyrics into the correct order.
Activity Two (Teacher/student talk) - short discussion about the song and why she ran away.
Activity Three (Writing) – students write the letter that the girl left at the top of the stairs for her parents to read.
Before class, copy and cut into strips a set of song lyrics for each group of three students.
Also copy out one blank letter page per student.
To download the free She's Leaving Home song lesson plan, then scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the download link.
In class, ask students what kind of problems teenagers might have with their parents i.e. homework conflicts, what they are allowed to wear, what time they are allowed to stay out until, boyfriends/girlfriends, etc. Ask the students why parents get annoyed; try to get your students to look at the problems from both sides.
Tell your class that they are going to listen to a song about a girl who has trouble sharing her feelings with her parents. Her parents love her, but don't always know how to show this love. Hand out one set of sentence strips to your students and explain that they must listen to the song and put the sentence strips into order. Give your students a few minutes before you start the song to read the strips and lay them out so they can read them properly as they listen. Play the song twice and then check to see if they have put the sentence strips into the correct order.
This is your chance to discuss the song with the students and to ask questions about feelings. Ask each group of three to talk with each other about the song and why the girl ran away. Allow the class to chat away and circle around to listen and help with language. As you begin to hear the groups quiet down, stop them and direct the conversation yourself (don't wait for absolute silence!!)
Ask the whole class questions about the song. Here are some sample questions you might ask, although you might think of other questions!
Why did the girl run away?
Why did she leave a letter?
What does it mean when the song says 'stepping outside she is free'? How could she 'live alone' when she was living with her parents?
Do you think the girl was at fault?
Were her parents wrong?
Your students are going to write their own letter that the girl left at the top of the stairs!
Ask your class what might have been written in the letter that was left at the top of the stairs for her mum to find. Would it have been a horrible letter or do your class think that it might have tried to explain her reasons for leaving? Will the girl ever come back?
Take lots of ideas from your class and don't rush this part as this will give your students ideas for what to put in their own letter! The blank letter page follows the lyric sentence strips.
To download the full She's Leaving Home lesson plan click below.
ESL Movie Lesson: All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front was a brilliant book written by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran, just after World War One. It tells of World War One from the German point of view, where there is no good or evil; just war started by governments but has to be finished by ordinary people who don't really want to kill anybody. It is a story of war, as simply as we can tell it.
War and conflict is part of both modern life and the past and is an excellent discussion point for many adult ESL classes. History has been built on the back of war. This lesson has an excellent and unusual mix of activities which your English students will enjoy.