Frozen Planet

This activity is based on Frozen Planet, the BBC/Discovery series which charts life at the furthest reaches of the globe. It’s so full of jaw-dropping visuals you’ll be hard pressed to pick out just one clip. We ended up choosing a world first – this is apparently the first ever complete filming of killer whales “wave washing” a seal.
The activities for this clip are a collaborative memory task before and while viewing. After viewing, pronunciation practice with the script to work on chunking, rhythm and stress. If you can get hold of the DVD, students can try to sound like David Attenborough, and if you’re using the American version on YouTube, Alec Baldwin is the model to copy.

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TESOL France 2012

A big thank you to Beth Cagnol and all the TESOL France team for organizing a brilliant event.

Thanks to everyone whose talks I went to, and to everyone I hung out with in talks, between talks and after talks. I’ve come back inspired and full of ideas and exhausted.

Thanks to everyone who came to my talk – here’s the handout . I hope you enjoy using the activities.