The Lonely Goalkeeper by Dress Code Films

This animated short documentary is about how it feels to be a professional football (soccer) goal keeper. It is narrated by Bob Wilson who was a very successful goal keeper. 

This lesson has a short introduction, listening questions and a transcript. It is a pre-intermediate and above level but is short so can be watched many times in one class. There are no subtitles with this one but the transcript I have made is accurate (about 90% I hope!). The answers to the questions are on the last page. I suggest this worksheet can be a good supplement to any lesson about sports or about being nervous. Enjoy!

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Latte Art – 60 Second Docs

This is a nice simple video that would be a great supplement to any beginner level class on coffee shops or ordering in a cafe. The video has hardcoded subtitles and is only 60 seconds long but has an interesting story and a compelling images. As a follow up activity I had my students leave comments (if they liked) on the artists Instagram. They really enjoyed that.

  1. Play the video
  2. Read the questions – Try to answer from memory
  3. Watch again – check Answers
  4. Discussion questions

Comprehension Questions

Where is he originally from?

What did he do before he became a barista?

How do you become a good latte artist?

How much fat should the milk have?

Discussion Questions

Do you like coffee? How do you take your coffee?

Where do you go if you want to relax and talk with friends?

Which of his pieces of latte art did you like the most?

Latte Art - ESLTube
PDF Worksheet

Latte Art – ESLTube – Word

Latte Art – ESLTube – PDF

 

I absolutely recommend checking out all of 60 Second Docs other videos. They are perfect for quick, natural listening practice.

Enjoy!

How to Live to 100!

Want to know how to live to 100? Watch this video from The Infographics Show to hear a summary of research on the subject of living to a ripe a old age.

In this simple lesson plan students will watch the video and read its transcript to answer questions on health and old age. This is followed by a series of discussion questions brought up by the video.  The video has embedded subtitles that students can read along with.

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how to live to 100 worksheet100 transcript

How to live to 100 – Transcript – PDF*

How to live to 100 – Lesson – Word

How to live to 100 – Lesson – PDF

Health and Old Age Questions:

What exercises should you do?

How can you fight stress?

Why is loneliness bad for you?

In Sweden, what do they think are the secrets to a long life?

How much sleep is too much?

How much alcohol, should you drink alcohol if you want to live a long life?

 

 

*Taken from the Transcript available on the video.

 

 

Tell My Story, Blind Date – SoulPancake

Can you guess the age, likes and their past just by looking at them? The simple answer is no.

This video from Soul Pancake shows how wrong first impressions can be. Two people who have never met each other try to guess things about each other. They then find out how wrong they are. However, by the end of the video they have formed a very personal connection with each other. 

Students will discuss first impressions. Then they will watch and answer questions on the video. Reading the transcript after will help with comprehension and the video also has subtitles. After the students will discuss some of the question raised in the video.

First Impressions - JPGAre You Judging a Book Transcript - JPG

Are You Judging a Book Transcript – PDF

Are You Judging a Book Transcript – Word

Are You Judging a Book Worksheet – PDF

Are You Judging a Book Worksheet – Word

 

CLAW MACHINES ARE RIGGED – VOX

This video from Vox by Phil Edwards  explains the history of ‘Claw’ or ‘Crane’ games and why they are made so that you will probably never win.

Students will talk about gaming and gambling and try to summarise the history of claw machines in America by watching the video.

Questions

Have you ever won anything? What did you win and how did you win it?

Do you like to play games? What games are you good at?

Do you have good hand, eye co-ordination?

What stuffed animals and toys do you, did you, have?

Crane Machines Crane Machines Transcript

Crane Machines Transcript – PDF

Crane Machines Worksheet – PDF

Crane Machines Worksheet – Word 

Crane Machines Transcript – Word

 

 

 

 

GUDETAMA

In this video from Vox they discuss what has made the Japanese Sanrio character Gudetama so popular, They talk about how and why Japanese Kawaii culture developed and how the Japanese notion of cuteness isn’t as simple as the ideas of good and evil in American culture.

Students will discuss characters, cuteness and the stress of modern life.

Gudetama -PDF

Gudetama-Word

Gudetama Transcript – PDF

Gudetama Transcript – Word

Gudetama

Continue reading “GUDETAMA”

Goosebumps – NPR

In this lesson based on a video from NPR Skunkbear they talk about why we still get goosebumps although they have no purpose. Students will talk about fears and react to quotes from famous people on the subject of fear.

Why Do We Get Goosebumps PDF

Why Do We Get Goosebumps WORD

Why Do We Get Goosebumps – Transcript WORD

Continue reading “Goosebumps – NPR”

Lili – An Animation about Childhood

In this beautiful animated stop motion short by Tom and Hani, a girl is having trouble giving up on childhood. She wants to stay with her toys. Students will discuss the movie, childhood memories, growing up and, with the grammar ‘used to’ tell others about how life and they were different when they were children.

Plan:

  1. Start with the warm up picture worksheet
  2. Introduce the movie with the worksheet and discuss
  3. Watch movie
  4. Follow up with more discussion questions


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/242934453″>Lili</a&gt; from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/tomandhani”>TOM &amp; HANI</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Childhood WarmUp Photos – Word

Childhood WarmUp Photos – PDF

Lili Lesson Plan – Word

Lili Lesson Plan – PDF

Enjoy!

Wales – Lonely Planet

In this video from Lonely Planet they explore what to do on a trip to Wales. Students will discuss travel and what there is to do in there own countries on holiday. Discussion, vocabulary and listening questions on the worksheets in both Word and PDF. Full transcript of the video.

WalesTranscript PDF

Wales Worksheet PDF

WalesTranscript Word

Wales Worksheet Word

 

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What do you think is a very beautiful natural place to go on holiday in your country?

Where do you want to go on holiday next? Why?

What is your dream holiday? What do you want to do?

Do you prefer a relaxing or active vacation? Why?

What area’s or place’s local food and drink do you like?

Which city is your favorite to visit? How come?

Do you prefer to go to hot or cold countries on holiday?

 

Wales