The learner can describe what s-he has seen.
- A device to show videos
- List with words and corresponding illustrations, relating to the video
Choose some videos, related to the treated topic or to a grammatical function you want to consolidate. Many videos will do: tutorials for training the imperative mood, narratives to train the past tense, cute animal videos to broaden the vocabulary.
- Watch a video together.
- Talk about the video together.
- Ask questions, e.g.
How long does this video last?
Where and when does it take places?.
How many people/animals do you see?
Can you describe them?
Can you describe the setting?
Can you describe the actions?
Can you describe the weather?
- Send one learner out of the room, with the list of vocabulary. Ask him/her to have a look at it.
- Let the other learners watch the video. The video and talking should not take more than five minutes.
- Discuss which words the learners know and need to describe what they have seen.
- Call the learner back into the room.
- Let the learners describe to him/her what they have seen.
Video 1 about an analogue clock from artist Maarten Baas:
Video 2 about a digital clock by artist Maarten Baas:
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