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Archive for July, 2012

Wittertainment Code of Conduct

One of my all-time favourite podcasts is Kermode and Mayo’s Film reviews from BBC Radio 5 live. It makes me laugh (sometimes enough to get weird looks from people on public transport or in the street!), and even if I don’t always agree with the reviews, they always make me think.

About a year ago listeners were asked to send in suggestions for acceptable cinema behaviour, and the whole thing was collated into this poster:


There is also an accompanying video, bringing the poster to life.

In 2014, BBC Learning English produced an episode of 6-minute English on cinema etiquette, based on a new story Simon Mayo recently told on the show about a breach of cinema etiquette, as well as some clips from the Code of Conduct. It would be good for lower levels or as an introduction to the text.

What would you do with the Code of Conduct 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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P.S. Hello to Jason Isaacs.