Walk on the Wild Side

A flatulent gorilla, a marmot called Alan, and a jealous giraffe all make an appearance in this lesson based on the BBC series Walk on the Wild Side. The lesson includes vocabulary work and listening before students come up with their own voiceover for a clip. And if you grew up in Britain in the 70s, chances are it will bring back memories of Johnny Morris and Animal Magic .

Click here for the Teacher’s Notes.


9 Comments on “Walk on the Wild Side”

  1. Alec Reid says:

    Good stuff there Tom and Steve, I’m going to go back to my Creature Comforts clips from the 80s and 90s which I used in Brazil also very good for allowing the foreign accent in speaking English.

  2. […] A flatulent gorilla, a marmot called Alan, and a jealous giraffe all make an appearance in this lesson based on the BBC series Walk on the Wild Side. The lesson includes vocabulary work and listeni…  […]

  3. […] A flatulent gorilla, a marmot called Alan, and a jealous giraffe all make an appearance in this lesson based on the BBC series Walk on the Wild Side. The lesson includes vocabulary work and listeni…  […]

  4. Maria Valdes says:

    Great activity! I used it today in a class with teachers/students with very good level (C1) and we all loved it. We are going to upload the result when we finish editing it. Thanks for sharing :D!

    • All.at.C says:

      Hi María
      Great to hear that the activity worked so well. Let us know when you upload the result – would love to see what your students did!

      • Maria Valdes says:

        This is the video we made in class. It was really good fun, I recommend the activity wholeheartedly.

        (please, delete my previous comment)

      • All.at.C says:

        Love it! Funny, perfectly synced and just as good as the clips in the actual series. Your students have done a brilliant job!

  5. Maria Valdes says:

    Thanks, I agree they have done a fantastic job! We laughed so much! It is one of those activities that make you fall in love back again with the profession.


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