Monday, February 20, 2017

ESL Video Discussion - True Love

This a sweet story that shows the meaning of true love. It is narrated with a poem that should make it easier for English learners, and I highly recommend it.



  1. What do you think true love is?
  2. How do people in your family show love to each other?
  3. What would you do to show someone you love him or her?


The Man at the Counter from Brian McAllister on Vimeo.

Post-Discussion:
  1. Why did the boy ask about the sugar?
  2. Do you agree with the boy asking the question about the sugar? Why or why not?
  3. What emotion did the boy feel after asking the question of the old man?
  4. How did the story show true love?
  5. What was the man who was speaking doing at the end of the video?
  6. Do you think this action was romantic?




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

ESL Video Discussion - Grief and Loss

This is a moving video dealing with loss and grief. The poem that is read could be a great listening activity for students.



Pre-Discussion: (You may just want to skip straight to the video to avoid spoilers, and then use these questions after as well.) Click this link for the CLASSROOM DISCUSSION SHEET.

  1. How do people honor loved ones who have passed away around the world?
  2. What is a common way to remember loved ones?
  3. How do people cope with grief in different cultures?
NEW: CLOZE for prepositions. Download THIS WORKSHEET to have students practice listening for prepositions. Or, if you are a student, just write in the answers as you listen to the video.




Post discussion:

  1. Why was the man carrying the bag?
  2. Why did he go to very old places with his brother?
  3. What was in the bag?
  4. What did he do at the end? 
  5. Is this similar or different to what happens in your culture?Do you agree or disagree with the way they ended the story?
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