Billy and Jack

To finish our paper theme this month, here’s a video-based lesson from a new section in The Guardian newspaper, where experts encourage people to try out new things. There are prediction and listening tasks while watching the musician teach the cook how to busk successfully in London. To finish off, we have a webquest for homework to find out more.

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A Paper Swan

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Sticking to the theme of paper, while at the same time using the fantastic website at Videojug, this latest lesson is a chance for the origami enthusiasts to show off.  There will be planes and swans and a close look at the language of instruction, both written and oral.

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A Piece of Paper

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The first post of March is taken from The Guardian’s monthly review “Ad Break” – a brilliant video resource for classes. In this ad from Russia, a simple piece of paper can be a powerful force for good or bad. If you can speak the local language, you’re at a slight advantage here but the possibilities for interpretation for the rest of us made for imaginative suggestions in our classes.

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