Here is an exceptional video with a simple story that is great for an ESL speaking and writing activity.
ESL Speaking Activity
Watch the video. Summarize the story. Discuss the meaning of the story.
Analysis: Use De Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats to understand the story from a variety of perspectives.
A second video worth watching is a Japanese production about the future. It is full of terrific symbolism.
That video can be found here: esl video-blind.