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Extr@ English 01: Hector's Arrival. Bridget and Annie share a flat in London.

extr@ English 01: Hector's Arrival

Bridget is a fitness enthusiast and also a tough nut when it comes to romance. She receives a letter from her old penfriend in Argentina called Hector saying that he plans to visit – on that very day! There is a knock on the door but it is not Hector it is Nick, the boy next door who fancies Bridget and will not be happy to hear that he has new competition. When Hector does arrive, at first he doesn’t look very attractive. He is dressed very strangely and acts very strangely. Narrative BRIDGET [reading email message] ‘Gigi!! BRIDGET Is he stupid?! John [on phone] But please don’t leave me. BRIDGET Don’t cry. Extr@ English. Extr@ English promises language learning with laughter, in an authentic London setting.

extr@ English

With 30 hilarious, half-hour sitcom programmes, the extra@ series is a delight for anyone learning English, especially young adults. The adventures of the four main characters in their London flat are stylish, sexy and funny. The extr@ series is equally at home in the language class and with friends and family, making it ideal for teacher-led and self-study language learning. The programmes feature lively, colloquial English dialogue. The characters speak naturally, but clearly with constant repetition and strong use of visual prompts that help learners without detracting from the sitcom format. The Episodes of extr@ English: The Butterfly Circus - Kimstudies.

Film - inte utan tanke och process - Mia Smith. December.

Film - inte utan tanke och process - Mia Smith

Eleverna är trötta. Lärarna är trötta. Skolan är trött. Men ändå ska vi se till att undervisningen håller viss kvalitet, eller hur? Det finns så här års viss risk att eleverna tittar på film mer tid än de gör annat. Att bearbeta det man sett genom att skriva texter är ett sätt. Ett annat sätt är att samtala kring bilder, vilket mina elever ska få göra den här veckan. Den ena gruppen har arbetat med ett tema om att vara tonåring, om vänskap och relationer till föräldrar med mera. När eleverna sedan tittat klart på filmen kommer de gruppvis få diskutera karaktärerna. William Shakespeare. Psychology for Educators [And More] What is missing from ELT coursebooks?

Psychology for Educators [And More]

Open any coursebook you like. Chances are you will find a Unit on sports, the environment, food, celebrities – the one Unit you will not find is one on Humour (well, in 95% of coursebooks anyway…). But watch the clip below. Is it not far superior to any ordinary ELT audio track? It is funny isn’t it, that in a field dominated by British publishing houses, you may find numerous texts on British food (!) What can I use this material for? … introduce some topic (‘Comedy for ELT – Mistakes’ [click here] ) … practise topic vocabulary (‘Comedy for ELT – Technology’ [click here]) … demonstrate activities (‘Comedy for ELT – The ‘Yes-No’ Game’ [click here]) or … practise situational / functional language (‘Comedy for ELT – Small Talk’ [see the clip below]) How can I use comedy clips?

Step 1: Set the context: This is particularly important if we want to help the students understand what is going on. HarryPotter viewing. Seven Best Short Films to Introduce Values - Kieran Donaghy. In an increasingly hyper-competitive and individualised world where isolation and loneliness are more and more prevalent, the role of universal values such as altruism, authenticity, community, compassion, creativity, determination, fairness, honesty, generosity, kindness, optimism, respect, responsibility, self-respect, tolerance, and wisdom in education is becoming increasingly important.

Seven Best Short Films to Introduce Values - Kieran Donaghy

Short films are a wonderful and engaging medium through which to introduce values into the classroom and to encourage students to reflect on values. How to Become a Better Person How to Become a Better Person created by Tracy Foster for The School of Life is a lovely animation which explores the values and virtues important in the modern world. The film is beautifully narrated by the popular philosopher and writer Alain de Botton. You can watch the film below and find a full lesson plan here. Educate the Heart Wisdom Kindness Success The Notebook Mary’s Meals Photo credit London Scout.

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The other pair lesson instructions. Goodnight Mister Tom - Kimstudies. Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects. Your Secret. This EFL lesson is based around a short film called Your Secret.

Your Secret

What I like most about the film is that it involves the viewers and encourages them to take an active and creative part. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. The Seven Best Short Animated Films for the Language Classroom - Kieran Donaghy. Animated films are ones in which individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame.

The Seven Best Short Animated Films for the Language Classroom - Kieran Donaghy

Traditionally animated films have been associated with children, however, nowadays they are designed to appeal to everyone. With the increased ease of creating animations, there has been a huge rise in the number of animated films being produced, and the vast majority of these are short animations.