Posted on | February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
Here's an amazing video (thanks, Juan!) that's so good that I want to use it in class without even knowing what for (yet), and even though I'd currently have to "borrow" someone's class that it's suitable for.
I think I'd use it at a fairly advanced level, ideally with young adults (but, why not, also with teens?) , essentially to start a discussion on the topic.
While watching I might get the learners to write down their immediate reactions and then perhaps pool those to kick-start the discussion. If you're familiar with TED talks, you'll know that you can "rate" them with a limited choice of adjectives such as "funny", "inspiring" (and here's an inspiring TED talk) and so on, as shown below:
I'd suggest NOT having a limited choice, and have the learners jot down their adjectives as they watch.
What I wouldn't do is create a photocopied "listening comprehension" exercise. There ought to be a way to rate that as "boring"!
Any other ideas on how you could exploit it?