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1 USING VIDEO FOR SPEAKING ACTIVITIES Video Workshop Lisa Doherty English Language Fellow

2 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

3 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.

4 Video without Sound Why would it be good to show our students video without dialogue?

5 church What do people do in church? How do you behave in church?

6 Beginning level classes Present Continuous Vocab: sneeze, blow, wipe, kneel Fall asleep – sleep Look – look around Take – take out

7 Grammar Segments ot.com/ Claudio Acevedo ot.com/2008/09/assessing-simple-past.html

8 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.

9 Transition Words Giving Directions Measure Words with Noncount nouns “a loaf of bread” “a stick of butter”

10 sandwich

11 What ingredients?

12 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!

13 A loaf of bread

14 A stick of butter

15 A head of lettuce

16 Hot water bottle

17 No visual Just sound

18 Describe what you heard How many people are there? Where does it take place? What sounds do you hear? I heard……..(noun) There was/were….. (noun) It was like a …..(noun)

19 Helen Keller/Anne Sullivan

20 BLOG dulidoherty.wordpress.com Lisa Doherty English Language Fellow


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