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.
In this video, from NPR advice is given on how to best use smart phones with children. However, the advice is good for people of any age. In the lesson plan students will discuss differences in life over the past five years, how they use time and their relationships with screens. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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?
In this video from Al Jazeera English they show and talk about the national sport of Niger – wrestling. Students will discuss sport, practice and preparation. This is an easy class, suitable for lower level students.
Photo by Joris-Jan van den Boom on Flickr
In this lesson students will watch and discuss a video from the BBC about animal conservation and protection efforts with Rhinos in Africa.
In this lesson students will discuss video games and design. In this video from Vox, Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto discusses why he thinks his designs are so special.
Mario picture from Orçun AÇIK on Flickr
In this short film from the BBC a woman living in Siberia discusses why she likes her traditional way of life and what she feels she should do to be a ‘good girl’. This is a one page short lesson that is suitable for lower level students. There is no transcript because subtitles are on the video.
Picture ‘Reindeer’ from Dab Derrett on Flickr
In this lesson, from a report by CNN, students will watch a report on a unique business that helps people relieve stress. Students will discuss the business, video and things related to stress and relaxation.
NPR’s SKUNK BEAR is a wonderful set of video’s that aim to answer people’s interesting science questions. The videos on youTube are great because they come with subtitles in multiple languages. In this lesson students will talk about aging and learn vocabulary for various parts of the body. Enjoy!
YOUR BODY’S REAL AGE – Worksheet
Original ‘happy mannequin’ photo by Devra https://flic.kr/p/a2Taj2