Pretty Woman Is Back

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I January 06, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
Television, Movies
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Narrative Tenses
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
ESL lesson plan with a video of the Pretty Woman cast reunion, practicing narrative tenses and related vocabulary

Lesson Overview

“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream?” In this lesson, students will discuss the Pretty Woman cast reunion. This lesson features a video of the Pretty Woman cast reunion looking back on their favorite scenes and most memorable outfits from the movie. Students will learn and practice narrative tenses and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will learn and review narrative tenses, enhancing their ability to describe sequences of events and tell stories effectively.

  • Listening: Students will improve their listening skills by analyzing how the cast members express their memories and opinions.

  • Speaking: Students will participate in discussions, expressing their views on the movie and its impact on popular culture.

  • Vocabulary: Vocabulary related to movie scenes, character analysis, and expressions of personal reflection will be introduced and practiced.

  • Homework: Students will apply narrative tenses by rewriting sentences from the video, ensuring the correct use of tenses.


“Welcome to Hollywood. What’s your dream?” This video shows a cast reunion of the famous film Pretty Woman in which the actors talk about their favorite and most memorable scenes from the movie.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

cast [noun]: all the actors in a movie, play, or show
credits [noun]: public acknowledgment or praise
far reaches of the planet [idiom]: referring to a place very far away
rack one’s brain [idiom]: to think very hard in order to try to remember something or solve a problem
shoot [verb]: to use a camera to take a picture or to film or record a movie or TV show
wig [noun]: a covering for the head made of real or artificial hair
reunion [noun]: a social gathering attended by members of a certain group of people who have not seen each other for some time
pull up [verb]: to bring to a stop
hilarious [adjective]: extremely amusing; very funny
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