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About a Boy: Photocopiable Resource Pack (e-book)
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Front Cover

Sample viewing activity
186 KB

Sample vocabulary activity
231 KB

Growing up has nothing to do with age.

Plot Summary

Based on the best-seller novel, About A Boy tells the story of the unlikely friendship between carefree bachelor Will and 12 year old Marcus, a sensitive misfit who is concerned about his mother.

The winner of 7 awards, including 'Best Comedy Feature' (US Comedy Arts Festival) and 'Best Actor' (Empire Awards), About a Boy is a charming film that will engage your students with its themes of family, relationships and belonging.

The film also features a beautiful award-winning soundtrack by Badly Drawn Boy.


Photocopiable Resource Pack - Overview


About a Boy: Photocopiable Resource Pack - Intermediate is highly recommended for Intermediate, and is also suitable for Pre-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate learners. It contains four lessons of up to 3.5 hours each, that accompany four sections of the movie About a Boy.

This ESL Movie Resource Title includes a wide variety of pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing activities, as well as easy-to-follow lesson plans and a comprehensive answer key.

The photocopiable activities in this Resource Pack include:


  • Pre-Viewing: vocabulary activities, discussion review activities, vocabulary review activities, DVD review activities
  • Viewing: gap-fill activities, discussion activities, script-writing activities, listening and ordering activities, true/false activities, optional viewing activities
  • Post-Viewing: Writing Tasks and discussion activities, with topics related to themes within the movie section

The Lesson Plans provide detailed notes for preparing and using each activity.




ISBN 978-0-9804559-5-3, 152 pages
About a Boy is rated M (suitable for people over 15)


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