Often, it is a wonderful approach to have a lesson about something other than English. Like chess. 1. You harness students' interests 2. Students learn English through a subject they know a lot about (but in their own L1).
Here are some worksheets about the game and for use in lessons about chess.
Why not start an English chess club at your school
Here is a great animated video short that you might use in class. It's silent but there are many ways to use silent videos in lessons! Use with the attached ppt where students watch and then write down answers about different parts of the story. See all our Pixar video lessons.