For Kids, How Much Screen Time is Too Much?

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!

Screen Time Lesson-Word

Screen Time Lesson-PDF

Screen Time Transcript-PDF

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

DiscussionBanner

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

Niger Wrestlers Face Off in Championship Event

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.

Niger Wrestlers Face Off in Championship Event

 

Photo by Joris-Jan van den Boom on Flickr

How the inventor of Mario designs a game

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.

How the inventor of Mario designs a game – Worksheet

Mario picture from Orçun AÇIK on Flickr

Good Girls – Siberia

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.

Good Girls : Siberia

 

Picture ‘Reindeer’ from Dab Derrett on Flickr

NPR’s SKUNK BEAR: YOUR BODY’S REAL AGE

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 ‚Äėhappy mannequin‚Äô photo by Devra¬† https://flic.kr/p/a2Taj2