Did People Used To Look Older? – Vsause

This video from Vsause tries to answer the question of why, in photos from the past, people seem to look older for their age. What are the reasons for this? Great lesson for talking about generational differences.

This lessons content is upper-intermediate but the questions and tasks could be done by an intermediate student. There are warm-up, listening and followup discussion questions. Download the PDF or Word file below.

Thanks everyone!

Eating Dandelions from NPR

 In this short documentary for NPR Debbie Naha talks about, collects and cooks dandelions. A “weed” she considers delicious and nutritious. What do you think? This is an upper beginner level lesson. The video will help students find the answers with its fun visuals and text. The narrator has a clear and slow way of talking that will also be easy to understand. There are warm-up questions, listening questions, a transcript and answers. Enjoy!

By the way, I have been getting good feedback on my lessons recently. If you have anything to say please leave a message or send me an email!

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!

Most romantic spots in Paris 

from Lonely Planet

 

In this video from Lonely Planet the narrator introduces three of Paris’s most romantic places. Students will listen and watch the video to choose the correct details for each of the locations. There is also a discussion about cities and people’s favourite places in them. This is an easier lesson suitable for beginners.

The world’s Most expensive thing (By weight) – Tom Scott

 This video, from Tom Scott, talks about the history of what is the most expensive object in the world by weight. It is very small and very expensive.

More importantly it is ‘non-fungible’ – things means it cannot be split up into smaller parts and keep the same value. 

In this lesson students discuss the things they own. How the history of an object is important and if they collect anything. The PDF has comprehension and discussion questions and transcript of the video with answers highlighted. This video is definitely intermediate level English and above.

2021 Review of the Year from Vox

In this video from Vox the news 2021 is reviewed from an American perspective on the world. Students are asked to discuss the year they have has, talk about how they themselves have changed and answer simple comprehension questions on the video. The vocabulary is relatively simple as are the questions and most pre-intermediate classes and up should be able to comprehend and discuss the ideas in the video.



Happy New Year everyone!

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.

Please like and subscribe to The Infographics Show. They have a lot of great content that can be used in classrooms.

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

 

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”