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Love & Romance, 8-9

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This theme page presents lesson plans and materials to learn about Love and Romance in year 8-9 (A2.2-B1) of Swedish Compulsory School

Warm-up

DOGS ON TINDER - Topi the Corgi - YouTube

DOGS ON TINDER – Topi the Corgi – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/rD7tQ52dY44Tinder dates be like…                                                                                                         …

"Kiss Me" Short Film by Cas Stonehouse, 2014 - YouTube

“Kiss Me” Short Film by Cas Stonehouse, 2014 – YouTube  (3:35) https://youtu.be/HqMuc5IrNJ0I asked 8 teenaged couples to share a kiss on camera to attempt to capture the essence of teenage romance.

Kinetic Typography - Love Is - YouTube

Kinetic Typography – Love Is – YouTube (0:40)https://youtu.be/_OsRWaKfiS0Definitions of love spoken, with script                                               …                      

The fairytale of love!!!???MUST WATCH - YouTube

The fairytale of love!!!???MUST WATCH – YouTube (2:27) https://youtu.be/PB9QhQIIsh4A hilarious performance to music                                   …

 

Songs

Our newest commercial, Faith In You features a song by Randy Travis | Values.com

Our newest commercial, Faith In You features a song by Randy Travis | Values.comhttp://www.values.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/116-faith-in-youA ballad by Randy Travis, which portrays people from all walks of life showing their commitment to each other.

 

Background

Love and Romance

Love and Romancehttps://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/love.htmlWe’ve all experienced love. An informative, well-balanced article about romantic relationships. Printable and listenable.

 

Vocabulary

Love and Romance - Vocabulary List : Vocabulary.com

Love and Romance – Vocabulary List: Vocabulary.comhttp://vocab.com/lists/700637Learn 50 words. To practise them you need to log in.                  ,,,

20 Ways To Say 'I Miss You' - learn English,communication,english

20 Ways To Say ‘I Miss You’ – learn English,communication,englishhttp://languagelearningbase.com/88639/20-ways-to-say-i-miss-youA list of phrases, all with approximately the same meaning                                   …

 

Lesson Plans

In a Heartbeat | Film English

In a Heartbeat | Film Englishhttp://film-english.com/2017/08/06/in-a-heartbeat/This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo and the theme of love.

What is love? - Brad Troeger | TED-Ed

What is love? – Brad Troeger | TED-Edhttp://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-is-love-brad-troegerIs love a signal winding through your neural pathways? A cliche? A cult? Brad Troeger takes a shot at the definition of love.

Why do we love? A philosophical inquiry - Skye C. Cleary | TED-Ed

Why do we love? A philosophical inquiry – Skye C. Cleary | TED-Edhttp://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-love-a-philosophical-inquiry-skye-c-cleary Ah, romantic love; beautiful and intoxicating, heart-breaking and soul-crushing… often all at the same time! Skye C. Cleary outlines five of these philosophical perspectives on why we love. Discussion questions

Maybe | Film English

Maybe | Film Englishhttp://film-english.com/2013/06/14/maybe/This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film called Maybe by Jgrey and the themes of daydreaming and love.

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Sad Music

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Sad Musichttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1305/130518-sad_music.htmlSad music helps mend broken hearts A short reading/listening text with various activities to last a whole lesson

Topic: Dating (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)

Topic: Dating (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan)http://www.englishcurrent.com/topic-dating-upperintermediate-esl-lesson-plan/A lesson based on a text on dating. The text and questions are copyable, but some exercises are best done online.

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Kissing

A reading/listening text with mainly vocabulary activities to last a lesson

TED Talk: Falling in love is the easy part

TED Talk: Falling in love is the easy parthttp://www.lessonplansdigger.com/2016/02/14/ted-talk-falling-in-love-is-the-easy-part/In this lesson, students watch a TED Talk, practice asking and answering questions, and discuss the topic of falling in love, dating, and relationships.

 

Reading

Love is

Love is …Poemshttp://www.isabelperez.com/loveis.htmLove is the source of reality. Love is the source of the future. Love is the source of security. Love is the source of strength. Love is the source of success.

 

BBC World Service | Learning English | News About Britain - Speed Dating

BBC World Service | Learning English | News About Britain – Speed Datinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/britain/speed_dating.shtmlHome General & Business English Grammar, Vocabulary & Pronunciation Quizzes The Flatmates Community For teachers Specials About us Downloads

Romance Short Stories

Romance Short Storieshttp://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/romanceindex.html “Return to Paradise” is the shortest (3 pages). You can list them by length to find a suitable one.

The heartbreaking reality of heartbreak, beautifully told in a 16-part comic.

The heartbreaking reality of heartbreak, beautifully told in a 16-part comic.http://www.upworthy.com/the-heartbreaking-reality-of-heartbreak-beautifully-told-in-a-16-part-comic?c=ufb4Because the end of a relationship can be painful. The heartbreaking reality of heartbreak, beautifully told in a 16-part comic

 

7 Cruel Laws Of Love You Cannot Avoid - David Avocado Wolfe

7 Cruel Laws Of Love You Cannot Avoid – David Avocado Wolfehttps://www.davidwolfe.com/7-laws-love-cannot-avoid/Relationships are constantly evolving. In order for your relationship to withstand the test of time, it’s important to remember that changes happen.

Listening

Snuggle with Pam: Dating - UR Skola

Snuggle with Pam: Dating – UR Skola (appr. 19 min each)http://urskola.se/Produkter/173829-Snuggle-with-Pam-DatingTen radio programmes about Teenage love problems The introductions are in Swedish, but the listening is in English (Year 8)

BBC World Service | Learning English | How To

BBC World Service | Learning English | How Tohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1210_how_to_converse/page12.shtmlWhat are you drinking? Can I get you a drink? Vocabulary to break the ice to start a conversation with someone you don’t know

BBC World Service | Learning English | How To

BBC World Service | Learning English | How Tohttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/142_requests_offers/page8.shtmlWhat are you up to doing this weekend? Making an invitation Don’t embarrass yourself by using the word date! Do you want to come on a date with me?

Why We Love, Why We Cheat A 20-minute talk by a love researcher. Two listening speeds available. Year 9

Viewing

In a Heartbeat - Animated Short Film on Vimeo

In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film on Vimeo (4:05)https://vimeo.com/227690432“In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out…

"Danny & Annie" from StoryCorps - YouTube

“Danny & Annie” from StoryCorps – YouTube (5:51)https://youtu.be/WNfvuJr9164Danny Perasa and his wife, Annie, came to StoryCorps to recount their twenty-seven-year romance. As they remember their life together from their first date

What is Love? | The Science of Love - YouTube

What is Love? | The Science of Love – YouTube (3:03) https://youtu.be/B-9kDodq2x0What is love? What does it mean to you, and how do you define it? Last week we asked our participants to define love for us, and here’s what they said.

 

Almost - UR Skola

Almost – UR Skola (12:50)http://urskola.se/Produkter/177184-Kortfilmsklubben-engelska-AlmostAustralian short film. Emily meets her ex, Alfie and some of his friends. She falls in love with one of them and they plan to meet, but destiny has other plans.

How Does Love Affect Your Body? - YouTube

How Does Love Affect Your Body? – YouTube (1:48)    https://youtu.be/V1cvf8f8sjQ“Why does falling in love feel so good?” Learning about the chemistry of love.   

Your Brain in Love and Lust - by Scientific American - YouTube

Your Brain in Love and Lust – by Scientific American – YouTube (4:40)https://youtu.be/G4NfXEuF_csScientific American traces the flow of chemicals in the brain during different phases of romance and describes surprising insights from the science of attraction..

Can Men and Women Be Just Friends? | The Science of Love - YouTube

Can Men and Women Be Just Friends? | The Science of Love – YouTube  (9:05) https://youtu.be/XsFJFfegkj4Is it actually possible? What if there’s some attraction there? Have you ever found yourself trapped in the “friend zone?”

The Secret to Intimacy | The Science of Love - YouTube

The Secret to Intimacy | The Science of Love – YouTube  (8:43) https://youtu.be/Q2Niq_v34EILove can be broken down into three categories; passion, intimacy and commitment. But what comes first and what leads to what?

Living the Single Life | The Science of Love - YouTube

Living the Single Life | The Science of Love – YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lREZ6Bg_Y4E&list=PLzvRx_johoA8wCF08IcrieQNsOGhYPoK9&index=1Did you know that over 40% of Americans live single lives? But how do we all really feel about it? This is a whole playlist of short videos

Rowan Atkinson Live - Elementary dating - YouTube

Rowan Atkinson Live – Elementary dating – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/lih75e6Rb8AIn this sketch we hear a hilarious ‘lecture’ hosted by Angus Deayton, with Rowan Atkinson getting all the laughs as the man on a date.

 

Do a Person's Looks Always Tell the Full Story? | Tell My Story, Blind Date - YouTube

Do a Person’s Looks Always Tell the Full Story? | Tell My Story, Blind Date – YouTube (7:10)https://youtu.be/sB3JqUFaIR0It’s certainly easier to make assumptions about people than it is to spend time getting to know someone. First Date Questions. More from #TellMyStory here

Missing U on Vimeo

Missing U on Vimeohttps://vimeo.com/71316649This is the tale of the letter named I, A lonely author who lived life with a sigh. Follow along with I as she journeys to discover her missing U! My senior…

Tea Consent (Clean) - YouTube

Tea Consent (Clean) – YouTube (2:49) https://youtu.be/fGoWLWS4-kUA video showing the need of consent in sexual relationships, comparing it to a cup of tea.

F*CK YES: All Episodes - YouTube

F*CK YES: All Episodes – YouTube (2:24-3:16 each) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAuBk58zr0d-BZasqM3dRo1FEeqwKKeVbF*CK YES: All Episodes A sex-ed series for adults that is funny, sexy, and actually educational

The Five Stages of a Relationship - YouTube

The Five Stages of a Relationship – YouTube (3:51) https://youtu.be/y6g1w02AmwgFafa, Mario and Johnny T try to understand the five stages of a relationship.

 

AMAZE | amaze

AMAZE | amazehttp://amaze.org/#AMAZE creates fun, honest videos to help teens + tweens make sense of sex, relationships + growing up. AMAZE is #MoreInfoLessWeird when it comes to sex ed.

 

Speaking

Conversation Questions on Dating A long list of questions to choose from to suit your class.
Love and Sex Topics to discuss in pairs or groups

Let's Talk about Love worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Let’s Talk about Love worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/lets_talk_about_love/questions-lets-love/2561This worksheet contains 18 conversation cards, a ranking exercise, a picture matching exercises and a vocabulary box. Downloadable talking cards. Free registration required– ESL worksheets

Nuit Blanche on Vimeo

Nuit Blanche on Vimeohttp://vimeo.com/9078364Nuit Blanche explores a fleeting moment between two strangers, revealing their brief connection in a hyper real fantasy. This short film lends itself to discussions about love at first sight. When you see an interesting person: What do you see? How do you feel? What do you do – or not? Year 9.

 

Writing

The ART of LOVE - Short Film - YouTube

The ART of LOVE – Short Film – YouTube (11:20) https://youtu.be/OkpE4xICknsDo you believe in love at first sight? Watch this short film to inspire your students to write a love story, either following this one or their own.

 

The Dark Side of Love

Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationshipshttps://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/relationships/abuse.html?tracking=T_RelatedArticleWhen Brian and Sarah began dating, her friends were envious. Brian was smart, sensitive, funny, athletic, and good-looking. Even her mom loved him.
Trust – Trailer (Trust) – IMDb (2:05) http://m.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1987877401?ref_=m_tt_ov_viThis movie trailer triggers discussions about cyber relationships. 

Diana's Love Story on Vimeo

Diana’s Love Story on Vimeo (4:25) http://vimeo.com/9078826Diana is a survivor of child exploitation. She came to our safehome and found new life. She has since moved back into the community and enrolled in school.Language Focus

Love Literally - YouTube

Love Literally – YouTube (4:51)                        https://youtu.be/zouGFPlbtkkA short film about figurative speech.                                   …                                      

 

Final Words

What's Your Sexual Footprint?: Al Vernacchio at TEDxYouth@SanDiego 2013 - YouTube

What’s Your Sexual Footprint?: Al Vernacchio at [email protected] 2013 – YouTube  (13:24) https://youtu.be/ckqQn7eG9esLet’s talk about sex! And let’s talk about our sexual footprint – a nice finishing touch to the whole theme.

More materials

The Main thread: handbook on sexuality and personal relationships among young people | UNESCO HIV and Health Education Clearinghouse

The Main thread: handbook on sexuality and personal relationships among young people | UNESCO HIV and Health Education Clearinghousehttp://hivhealthclearinghouse.unesco.org/library/documents/main-thread-handbook-sexuality-and-personal-relationships-among-young-peopleProviding a comprehensive knowledge base and information exchange service to support the development of effective HIV and AIDS, school health and sexuality education policies. Downloadable, click on the pdf-link.

 

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