This EFL lesson is designed around a short film by Meghann Artes and the theme of speed-dating.
In the lesson students talk about meeting a partner and dating, watch a short film, and read and discuss speed-dating questions.
As in, I conveniently forgot their names.)Rewind two weeks: I'm hanging out with some girlfriends and one of them mentions how she saw a groupon-like deal for speed dating.
They meet at a kosher sushi restaurant in LA–where Chaya immediately says she prepared a list of questions, because she doesn’t want to waste her time, stating: “As our mothers may have discussed, I’m interested in leading a traditional Jewish life. Eventually, Leizer whips out his phone and pretends to talk to his mom in Yiddish.This is where the fun begins, because he’s talking to Chaimie instead–telling him to leave." Obviously, everyone agreed because we all bought them the very next day.I vowed to go in with an open mind, and if I didn't come out of it with a date, I'd at least have a good story.Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Activity: Talking about meeting a partner and dating, watching a short film, reading and discussing questions Topic: Speed-dating Language: Questions and vocabulary related to dating Materials: Short film and speed-dating questions Downloadable materials: speed dating lesson instructions speed dating questions Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain.
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Thankfully, it’s not one of those terribly corny or overly bleak V-Day specials that make you want to vomit–it’s actually pretty intelligent funny–a combination that is a rare find.
Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, the Jewish web comedy series duo, also star in the video.
Unfortuantely for both men, Chaya knows how to speak Yiddish, too.
Find out what happens next by watching the short episode below: The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author.
Step 1 Ask your students to think of different ways of meeting a romantic partner. Step 3 Ask your students to say which way of meeting a new partner is the best and why. Tell them that one student should describe their idea of a dream date while the other student describes their idea of a nightmare date.