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!

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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!

Strawberries Will Save The World

This is documentary by Yoko Okumura about her mother, Yuko. Yuko is obsessed by strawberries. she loves them and loving strawberries can save the world. The passion for strawberries is real and you can feel it when Yuko talks about her favorite fruit. Students will of course discuss fruit but also passions and what makes them happy. 

Strawberries Will Save the World – Word File

Strawberries Will Save the World – PDF File

Strawberries Will Save the World – Transcript – Word File

Strawberries Will Save the World – Transcript – PDF File