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Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham

2002
112 minutes
PG-13

DVD in English, Spanish and French with subtitles in English and Spanish.

English Lesson Plan

Introduce your students to the inspiring and humorous story of "Bend It Like Beckham" with our comprehensive lesson plan. This film delves into the challenges and triumphs of pursuing one’s dreams against cultural and familial expectations, making it an excellent tool for language learning and cultural understanding.

"Bend It Like Beckham" is a comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal. It follows the journey of Jess Bhamra, an 18-year-old girl from a traditional Indian family in London, who dreams of playing professional soccer like her idol, David Beckham. Despite her talent, Jess faces opposition from her parents, who want her to focus on traditional pursuits like finding a nice boyfriend and learning to cook. Alongside her friend Jules, Jess navigates the cultural clashes and societal expectations to follow her passion for soccer. The film explores the world of women’s soccer and highlights the importance of challenging societal norms and pursuing one's dreams.

Using "Bend It Like Beckham" in your classroom not only enhances language skills but also fosters discussions about cultural diversity, gender roles, and personal determination. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural insights to enrich the learning experience. Explore our comprehensive film-based lesson plans and engage your students in meaningful ways. IMDB

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Director: Gurinder Chadha

Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Audio: DVD in English, Spanish and French with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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