Steve’s Talk at TESOL FrancePosted: November 5, 2011 Filed under: Talk | Tags: Aardman, Blind Date, Britain's Got Talent, listening, Lost, observation, ordering, personalisation, pronunciation, speaking, The Walking Dead, vocabulary, word cloud, YouTube 6 Comments
Thanks to everyone who came to my talk. As promised, here’s the handout:
Blind DatePosted: May 12, 2011 Filed under: Animation, lesson plan | Tags: Aardman, Blind Date, food, observation, ordering, speaking, storytelling, vocabulary, YouTube Leave a comment
This activity is based on the beautifully animated Aardman clip Blind Date. Apart from finding or downloading the clip, there’s no preparation required. The activity starts off with a vocabulary game and finishes with storytelling. Between the two, students watch the clip, order the vocabulary and predict the ending. I’ve done this activity with several classes over the last few months and they’ve all really enjoyed it.