This site is a lot of fun and learners can make their own dialogue and pairs can come up to the front and read it out while the clip is playing.
This site can be used for translation or comprehension exercises.
Top 10 George W Bush moments
This was used in a lesson about giving advice and used the topic of leadership. The learners brainstormed adjectives to describe the perfect leader. Then they watched the video and noted down his mistakes and discussed their favourite faux pas. This was followed up by them giving advice to the president.
A great resource for learners. Interviewers travelled around the UK and interviewed the public on a range of topics. The audio was then used with animated animals. It is very entertaining but challenging as there are a wide range of accents. It is great as it contains authentic, natural language that can be used for comprehension activities. It can be used with B1+ learners if an easy task is set.
Trigger happy TV
There is little or no dialogue here but great as a prediction activity leading to creative writing.
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Following instructions/ getting tips
These video sites have a range of resources and a lot of ‘How to..’ videos. These can be used with certain topics such as food/ recipes or teaching how to write clear instructions. They can also be used to give tips for business English students, such as how to act in an interview.
How to make hummus: http://vimeo.com/channels/cooking/3367913
Videos with lesson plans
British council websites with a range of video resources and lesson ideas. This can be used for independent study or in the lesson.
This is perfect authentic language for A1/2 learners. People were interviewed on the street and asked basic questions such as ‘What is your star sign?’
Numerous videos selected that can be used in the classroom.
These videos can be used for self-study or in the classroom.
As ESL video can be used at home or in the classroom.
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Links to videos and lesson ideas.
The English blog
Current affairs videos – The writer produces transcripts.
Video lexis definitions. This could be easily followed up by your learners creating their own video definitions.
For younger learners
BBC Learning zone
An introduction to India
Wide range of videos that could be used for comprehension or discussion
Top documentary films
As above – very impressive resource
An inconvenient truth
Lead-in to discussion on the environment
Fast food nation
Lead-in to discussion on diet/ food industry
Simple English videos
Movie trailers with transcripts
This kind of video can be a great lead-in for a discussion/ debate.
|Car accidentLearners act as witnesses and discuss or write down what happened.
The start of this clip could be used for witness/ descriptions. There is an interview with one of the children. This clip could also lead to a discussion about the behaviours of the children.
Sometimes difficult to find this kind of video that is suitable for classroom use (without swearing/ extreme violence)
Also a acted version:
Ideas of how to use these kinds of clips:
Can be used for comprehension (give learners a list of numbers and they have to make notes about the facts related to the numbers) or to answer a quiz.
I dream of Turkey
These promos can be useful warmers for lessons related to travel.
More tips for using videos
Jamie Keddie- Video telling
This shows Jamie Keddie executing a video lesson with his learners.
Ideas for using video content on LearnEnglish kids
Ideas for videoing your learners
10 ideas for classroom video projects
This shows example videos
Ideas for out-of-class video
Creating video diaries