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Welcome to Activity Week: Learning English - Football and Films!

This Activity Week starts on Monday 12th March at 1300 UK time.

This week we have lots of free language learning material for you. All of the content is based around the topic of football and film and all the material is designed to improve your football English and your general English.

           1 week                         7 Lessons                    A2-B2                       Free

 

Complete the course and you will:

  • develop your vocabulary related to films;
  • develop learner skills - ways of watching films;
  • practise writing - a film review;
  • join discussions with football fans from around the world;
  • earn a certificate.

We hope you enjoy all the material and enjoy interacting with other people while you work your way through the material.

Jack and Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Course outline

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Course outline

Activity Week: Learning English - Football and Films

  • Introduction: Facebook Live!
    Our Facebook Live event is an introduction to our activity week. Jack and Rich will tell you about the lessons we have for you this week and we will also look at the vocabulary quizzes we have been running on the British Council - Premier Skills Facebook page over the last few days. This event will take place on the Premier Skills - British Council Facebook page and on the Premier Skills English website.
  • Lesson 1: Film Vocabulary
    Film Vocabulary
    In this lesson, we're going to present lots of vocabulary related to films. We're going to talk about different types of films, different jobs and roles in films, we're going to talk about old films and new films and the technology that’s used to make films and as well as all of this, we’re going to talk about the language you can use when you discuss films.
  • Lesson 2: Player Interviews - Films
    What kind of films do you like?
    Find out what kinds of films Premier League players enjoy. Do they like the same films as you? Watch the video with four Premier League players and tell us the type of films that you like!
  • Lesson 3: Five ways film can improve your English
    Jack and Rich talk about the language of films. They discuss two films about football that they really like and introduce lots of vocabulary about movies. They also share five tips that will help you use films to improve your English. They also have a football phrase for you to guess!
  • Lesson 4: Grammar: The Passive Voice
    In this lesson, there are lots of different examples of how to use the passive and some interactive activities to help your understanding. At the end of the page, there is a quiz to test that you have understood and we ask you to write passive sentences and ask other people on the activity week to comment, correct and give your opinions on the sentences.
  • Lesson 5: Football English Blog
    Our weekly Football English Blog is when we write about something connected to the world of football and teach you lots of football English. This week we are discussing films about football and footballers in the movies. Do you know any good football movies? Do footballers make good actors?
  • Lesson 6: Film website webquest
    In this lesson, we take you on a tour of some popular websites that are all about film. We set you some questions and challenges and you have to come back to the comments section and tell us what you discovered.
  • Lesson 7: Task: Write a film review
    This is the lesson where you put everything together. We want you to write a review of a film. You will see two examples of film reviews which you can use to help you write your own review. When you’ve finished your review, post it in the comments section and read other participants reviews and tell them what you think.
  • Friday: The Big Friday Quiz
    On Friday come back to the website for a big quiz based on all the week’s learning content. If you can get 75% or more, you will be able to download a brilliant Premier Skills English certificate for all the hard work you’ve made this week!
  • Certificate
    Complete the Activity Week and earn a certificate!
    Friday: The Big Friday Quiz requires a grade between 75% and 100% to continue.
  • Friday: Facebook Live!
    Jack will be back with a round-up of everything we’ve learned in this activity week. If you have any questions you can write them in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website or on the Premier Skills - British Council Facebook page. Jack will answer these questions on Friday!

Course outline

Sign in to take the course

Course outline

Activity Week: Learning English - Football and Films

  • Introduction: Facebook Live!
    Our Facebook Live event is an introduction to our activity week. Jack and Rich will tell you about the lessons we have for you this week and we will also look at the vocabulary quizzes we have been running on the British Council - Premier Skills Facebook page over the last few days. This event will take place on the Premier Skills - British Council Facebook page and on the Premier Skills English website.
  • Lesson 1: Film Vocabulary
    Film Vocabulary
    In this lesson, we're going to present lots of vocabulary related to films. We're going to talk about different types of films, different jobs and roles in films, we're going to talk about old films and new films and the technology that’s used to make films and as well as all of this, we’re going to talk about the language you can use when you discuss films.
  • Lesson 2: Player Interviews - Films
    What kind of films do you like?
    Find out what kinds of films Premier League players enjoy. Do they like the same films as you? Watch the video with four Premier League players and tell us the type of films that you like!
  • Lesson 3: Five ways film can improve your English
    Jack and Rich talk about the language of films. They discuss two films about football that they really like and introduce lots of vocabulary about movies. They also share five tips that will help you use films to improve your English. They also have a football phrase for you to guess!
  • Lesson 4: Grammar: The Passive Voice
    In this lesson, there are lots of different examples of how to use the passive and some interactive activities to help your understanding. At the end of the page, there is a quiz to test that you have understood and we ask you to write passive sentences and ask other people on the activity week to comment, correct and give your opinions on the sentences.
  • Lesson 5: Football English Blog
    Our weekly Football English Blog is when we write about something connected to the world of football and teach you lots of football English. This week we are discussing films about football and footballers in the movies. Do you know any good football movies? Do footballers make good actors?
  • Lesson 6: Film website webquest
    In this lesson, we take you on a tour of some popular websites that are all about film. We set you some questions and challenges and you have to come back to the comments section and tell us what you discovered.
  • Lesson 7: Task: Write a film review
    This is the lesson where you put everything together. We want you to write a review of a film. You will see two examples of film reviews which you can use to help you write your own review. When you’ve finished your review, post it in the comments section and read other participants reviews and tell them what you think.
  • Friday: The Big Friday Quiz
    On Friday come back to the website for a big quiz based on all the week’s learning content. If you can get 75% or more, you will be able to download a brilliant Premier Skills English certificate for all the hard work you’ve made this week!
  • Certificate
    Complete the Activity Week and earn a certificate!
    Friday: The Big Friday Quiz requires a grade between 75% and 100% to continue.
  • Friday: Facebook Live!
    Jack will be back with a round-up of everything we’ve learned in this activity week. If you have any questions you can write them in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website or on the Premier Skills - British Council Facebook page. Jack will answer these questions on Friday!