Divided in 4 parts.
For lower and intermediate level students
Suitable for Secondary students
From 12 to 16 years old
4 or 10 months
Now home after the first day back at school, Billy Fibber, the seventeen-year-old “hero” of this short film, is looking back on his day, and not looking forward to the many more to come. As he says in the opening line of the film “first day of school today … only another 194 to go.”
Billy is a bright, lazy, slightly introverted boy with an extremely vivid imagination. He spends much of his time just drifting away into his thoughts. He is capable of day-dreaming himself into trouble as much as he can fantasize himself out of it.
As Billy shares his thoughts with us in this short film, we also meet his arch enemy, Stevie-O, who is as fierce and dumb as ever, and the new love of Billy’s life, the girl who has returned to school “shockingly different” after the long break.
Billy’s First Day Back is an original ETC Clickact short film based upon the central character from our play “William B”; itself inspired loosely from Keith Waterhouse’s novel “Billy Liar”.
This short film comes with a class activity pack. The pack includes both audio-visual and printed material with a full range of language activities related to the short film together with suggestions for use.
The film breaks neatly into four parts but can be easily divided further, as you choose, or shown all at once as an online “short film”.
All our ETC Clickacts are aimed to be both entertaining and useful. They can be used whenever you want and as many times as you want, within the period you have chosen.
(We do have security measures in force to safeguard misuse by others but this will not limit your freedom at all)
Put together in parts for you to decide how much you watch at any one time
Including a full pack of activities and exercises focussing on comprehension, language, themes and skills work
Online workshops; guided by one of our trained, native English – speaking, professional actors
For lower-level students
For higher intermediate and advanced students
High School and Adults
For higher intermediate and advanced students.
For High School and Adult learners.
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