Presentation on theme: "USING VIDEO FOR SPEAKING ACTIVITIES Video Workshop Lisa Doherty English Language Fellow."— Presentation transcript:
USING VIDEO FOR SPEAKING ACTIVITIES Video Workshop Lisa Doherty English Language Fellow
Why is video good for EFL students? Visual Auditory Current Motivating Gives lots of context Teaches cultural points Creates real situations for discussion and to practice grammar points
Advice Make sure the video is short(2-4 minutes) Prepare something to go along with the video(vocabulary, exercise, questions, etc.) Repeat the scene 2-3 times Remember your focus: vocabulary, grammar structure, culture, etc. Pre-teach vocabulary *Remember the idea is not to show a movie in class. Your job is to manipulate a piece of film so that your students communicate in English.
Video without Sound Why would it be good to show our students video without dialogue?
church What do people do in church? How do you behave in church?
Beginning level classes Present Continuous Vocab: sneeze, blow, wipe, kneel Fall asleep – sleep Look – look around Take – take out
Do you ever do anything else while you’re on your cell phone? Shows the continuous action is “talking on the phone” so that demonstrates the idea of the Past Continuous. The other actions were done at certain points during the conversation – so they use the past tense.
Transition Words Giving Directions Measure Words with Noncount nouns “a loaf of bread” “a stick of butter” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS1ePEZZCDY
How do you make a sandwich? First you slice the bread. Then you spread some kind of sauce on the bread. Next you put on a piece of lettuce. After that you put on some sliced tomatoes. Then you can put your choice of meat. Don’t forget to put a slice of cheese. Finally, put the other slice of bread on top and enjoy!