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Here are ideas to obtain you started, using very short film ingredients to provide and practise new language and develop communicative skills. Perhaps you have wondered how to use movies in your ESL lessons, without just sitting your students down in front of the screen, reaching 'Play' and sitting back once again to watch? Listed below are some ideas to have you started, using very short video components to practise and present new language and develop communicative skills. 1 Number image Choose a short extract (a few minutes) with a lot of sound clips. Play it with the display covered or turned far from the students, and keep these things jot down what they hear. The extract could be used by you to provide or practice any of these language points (and I am sure you, if two of the sound clips are birds singing and a baby crying can think of more ): Some birds are singing / A baby is crying Some birds were singing / A baby was crying It must / might / can not be birds singing or It must / might / can not have now been birds singing I heard some birds singing / a baby was heard by me crying After enjoying the extract, have students examine what they heard in pairs, and then elicit the language from their website. Be sure you show the extract with both picture and sound at the end of the task to match the students' interest! 2 Number sound Here's the alternative strategy. Show a brief extract (again, 2 or three full minutes is sufficient) with a going on, or where the characters present a lot of emotion within their expressions, but play it with the quantity off. Students are able to do one of many activities below and never having to bother about understanding dialogue: Describe what happened using story tenses Describe the picture Assume conversation or reactions Arrange a cut up talk that you have given them. We discovered official site. 5 Pause / Freeze Frame If you use images in your classroom for introducing new language, or for describing scenes and people, you can add a new dimension to the with the pause/freeze body key of your video or DVD player. Reach stop when a figure has an interesting expression on his or her face, is all about to respond to something or answer a question, or if you have plenty of vivid new vocabulary on the screen. Have students describe the character/scene, or anticipate what the type can say or do next. Launch the stop button to allow their ideas to be compared by students using what really happens. Video is a effective and stimulating way to bring variety to your ESL classes. Using small, sharp sequences with an obvious linguistic emphasis, your students will disappear from your school with a whole lot more than in the event that you sit them down in front of the display and hit 'play.'.

Using DVD and Video in Your ESL Class - Part One

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