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Posts tagged ‘videos’

Time for a holiday?

For April, I have planned a month of advert-themed prompts on Infinite ELT Ideas. Here is the second:

Here is another advert from my cinema trip. It advertises the British holiday company Thomson.

What would you do with this advert in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Newspaper adverts

For April, I have planned a month of advert-themed prompts on Infinite ELT Ideas. Here is the first:

I saw these two adverts very soon one after the other before a film at the cinema last week. They advertise two famous newspapers in the UK, The Sun and The Guardian.

While writing this post, I also found a satirical reworking of The Guardian video as if made by The Sun.

What would you do with these videos (separately or together) in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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‘Batman’ pulled over by police in Maryland

An extra Infinite ELT Ideas prompt this week, shared by Laura Patsko on Twitter, and too good to resist! It’s a two-minute video of ‘Batman’ being pulled over by police in Maryland, shared on the BBC News site.

Batman

What would you do with this video in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Men rule movie trailers

Men rule movie trailers

This video appeared in the BBC online magazine on 6th March 2012. It looks at the roles of men and women in the movie trailer industry.

What would you do with this video in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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PS Thanks to everyone on Twitter who tested the video for me :)

Holstee Manifesto

The Holstee Manifesto was put together in summer 2009 by Mike, Fabian and Dave, the founders of fashion company Holstee, to embody what they wanted from life, and what they believed their designs should incorporate.

Holstee Manifesto

The original poster was also accompanied by this video:

There is already an excellent lesson plan at film-english, but I thought I might throw it out there and see what you guys can do with it too :)

What would you do with this manifesto in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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‘Where we going to go’ by David Todd

I discovered this song last week while I was looking for music related to climate change. I think it could promote a lot of discussion in class.

Here is a link with the lyrics to the song. I have also reproduced them at the bottom of the post.

What would you do with this song in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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WHERE WE GOING TO GO
music and words David Todd copyright D.E.Todd 2009

verse
They came in the night and they came in the day

They came until they took it all away

And all they left was a barren ground

Where no life can be found

They didn’t give a reason and they didn’t say why
Millions of trees had to die
In the name of progress is all they’d say

Step aside and get out of our way

chorus
What I want to know is where we gonna go

When the rain don’t make our garden grow

And the soil’s too dry for the seeds to sow

How long till we learn

You play with fire and be sure to burn

A one way ticket with no return

Cause where we gonna go

Well I don’t know

verse
They tell us technology is a wonderful thing
Not to mention the destruction it brings
One step forward and two steps back
Go from the light and into the black
They feed us with lies and treat us like fools
But don’t stop to realise its a game we all lose
On a road to self destruction with every step we take
Like a ship sinking fast and no escape

chorus
What I want to know is where we going to go
When the suns threat to all below
And our pollution stops our rivers flow
Its time you and me take responsibility
Its a fragile world in dire need
Cause where we gonna go
Well I don’t know

bridge
Spending money to find life on Mars

It doesn’t make any sense to me

Like trying to live at the bottom of the ocean

Some things are not meant to be.

chorus
What I want to know
Is where we going to go
When the ocean rise and the strong winds blow
And the temperature melts the ice and snow
Not time to wait
It wont be long and it will be too late
In this together and we are all at stake
Cause where we gonna go
Well I don’t know

BBC Close Up videos

The BBC have produced a series of short videos, each of less than 5 minutes, showcasing unsual aspects of cultures from around the world. They are called Close Up and are described like this:

This BBC News series focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there can be surprising to those who do not.

Some of the topics covered so far include:

What would you do with these videos in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context they are used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Paris

Just a word this week:

Paris

That’s it.
What would you do with this word in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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The Employment: a short video

Veronica Herrera alerted me to the existence of this interesting short film called ‘El Empleo’. Its name has been translated as ‘The Employment’.

(Thanks to Rob for re-finding it for me!)

It’s about five minutes long and could promote a lot of discussion. So what would you do with it in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. There are no wrong answers!

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(P.S. If anyone has any suggestions for future prompts, please let me know!)

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men,

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

What would you do with this verse in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All of the formatting is copied from the original text.

The Wikipedia page about the rhyme is here.

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Humpty DumptyThis image of Humpty Dumpty was taken from the geograph project (another prompt on this blog), via Wikimedia Commons.

PS I was inspired to add this as a prompt because I was reading Jasper Fforde‘s very funny The Big Over Easy.

A single computer

Apple Mac laptopWhat would you do with a single laptop in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below.

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