Posts Tagged ‘listening’

It’s been a while since I posted any songs up here–I got started “bloggifying” my blog (making it less about posting materials and more about posting about other’s people’s posts, and posting about posts about other people’s posts, etc.) while I was out of commission with the flu, and now I’m better and ready to contribute.

Level: intermediate

aims: present and practice used to and would, talk about monarchs in history, practice writing and listening

materials: VIVA LA VIDA task sheet

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgZkm1xWPE



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level: intermediate, upper-intermediate

aims: review present perfect / past simp. (esp. “Have you ever…?”), intensive listening, practice job interview situation.



(The Lesson Plan appears below.)

Still teaching your adults Present Perfect? Your students still have trouble producing or recognizing certain participle forms and what not?

Or perhaps you’re especially bored with the unit of job interviews, etc. in your textbook and you want to spice it up a bit.

If your students are adults, i.e. if they don’t have parents who would flip out over slightly racy subject matter then this video just might be for you.

Note: Contains references to drug use and child molestation. Obviously not for kids and definitely not recommended for teachers with uptight, by-the-book type students or teaching situations (click on the link below and watch the video to judge if it’s appropriate or not).

Disclaimer: $trictly 4 my T.E.A.C.H.E.R.Z. accepts no responsibility for any jobs being lost, teachers being fired, students and/or parents complaining, etc., due to use of materials presented here which may or not be considered controversial or taboo. Teachers should use good judgment in choosing materials to be used with each student or group. Just putting that out there…!

I must say that my Spanish adults, for example, ate this one up, they thought it was hilarious. And useful.

Also, I’ve included recommendations for using the video in one-on-one with each stage of the lesson.

See the video here. I would recommend that you go ahead and buy all the Mr. Show DVDs, it’s pretty gosh-darn hilarious stuff (plus, I have more Mr. Show lessons on the way, in case you’re wondering).


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