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!
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 – 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.
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.
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
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”
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
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
This video by E.J. McLeavey-Fisher is about an Instagramer who takes pictures of dogs in New York. In the film the Instagramer explains how he gets nice pictures of dogs and why he enjoys doing it. Students will discuss pets, Instagram and what they would do if they suddenly had a lot of free time.
The Dogist -Lesson PDF
The Dogist -Lesson Word File
The Dogist – Transcript PDF
The Dogist – Transcript Word
Dog image by A_Peach on Flickr
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.
Wales Worksheet PDF
Wales Worksheet Word
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?