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USING VIDEO TO TEACH

Mr. Bean

THE CONTENTS OF THIS PAGE

PEDAGOGIC  NOTES 

USING VIDEO TO TEACH ENGLISH

General Instructions By Bibi Baxter

  • Almost any video can be used to teach English:  commercial films, TV programmes, home-made dramas and holiday films.  Live television programmes are NOT recommended.
  • Your method should vary according to the language point you wish to teach and the level of your student(s)
  • Although a handset is ideal, it is not essential.
  • Position yourself near the front of the class, to one side - close enough to the video player to work the controls if you do not have a handset.
  • If the video player is independent of the TV, turn it so you can work the controls easily without interfering with your students' view of the TV screen. 
  • This medium can be used: 
    • to practice/consolidate a range of language points
    • to introduce subject(s) for debate
    • to encourage conversation amongst students
    • to improve writing skills
    • to introduce new vocabulary
    • to develop listening skills (with visual aid)
  • Few lessons would involve continuous viewing - even with speech-free films.  Strategic stopping is essential.
  • The teacher controls what students see and hear:
    • Films, with excessive bad language, can be shown without sound
    • If the majority of film is good, unsuitable sex or violent scenes can easily be avoided as follows:
      • plan in advance how to exploit the remainder of the film
      • knowing the exact counter positions of scenes to be omitted
  • Students' concentration will wane if they watch for too long. Therefore, they do not need to see a whole film, nor even a whole scene if it is not relevant;. Be discerning by showing the most interesting scene(s) (A lot of mileage can be achieved with just one short isolated scene on its own).  NOTE:  If students seem disappointed when the scene ends, it will mean that they particularly enjoyed that clip and are more likely to remember the language points;  furthermore, they will also look forward to the next time you use video.
  • Either pre-teach vocabulary, or introduce it as and when relevant.

LANGUAGE POINT TO PRACTISE

SUGGESTED QUESTION TO ELICIT LANGUAGE POINT

  • Simple Past
  • What did he do before he left the house?
  • Simple Past + Past Continuous
  • What was he doing when the alarm rang?
  • Present Perfect (simple/continuous)
  • What has he done?
  • What has he been doing?
  • Present Continuous
  • What is he doing now?
  • 1st Conditional
  • What do you think he will he do if it does not work?
  • 2nd Conditional
  • What would you do if that happened to you?
  • 3rd Conditional
  • Would he have done that if he had known that it would break?
  • To be + adjective
  • Is he happy? unhappy? triumphant? disappointed? angry?
  • Going to + Inf. and/or Simple Future for prediction
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • What do you think is going to happen next?

REQUIRED RESPONSE

  • I think he will........................
  • I think he is going to ...........
 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS

  • READ through one section of vocabulary

  • CHECK the meanings of any new words.

  • Watch the relevant clip (clip = section of film)

  • LEARN any new vocabulary

  • Watch the clip again.  Stop it and try using the vocabulary to describe onto tape what you have seen or are seeing, etc.

  • WRITE a descriptive passage about the clip.

VOCABULARY FOR MR. BEAN IN HIS BEDROOM

VERBS

  • to chime

  • to ring

  • to boil

  • to sleepwalk

  • to lean

  • to exercise

  • to shave

  • to forget

  • to panic

  • to tiptoe

  • to rush

  • to hurry

NOUNS

  • a grandfather clock

  • a clock-face

  • an alarm clock

  • slippers

  • a shaver

  • nasal hair

 

PHRASES

  • to make the bed

  • to stand in front of the mirror

  • to look in the miror

VOCABULARY FOR MR. BEAN0 OUTSIDE HIS HOME, DRESSING IN HIS CAR, PARKING HIS CAR

VERBS

  • to rush

  • to pick up

  • to take off

  • to put on

  • to change

  • to steer

  • to drive

  • to bite

  • to sniff

  • to smell

  • to hoot

  • to push

  • to pull

NOUNS

  • pyjama jacket

  • pyjama trousers

  • trousers

  • shirt

  • a sock

  • a shoe

  • buttons

  • a steering wheel

  • a parking meter

PEOPLE

  • a traffic warden

PHRASES

  • to crash into the dustbins

  • to do up buttons

  • to undo buttons

  • to crash into the dustbins

  • to go round and round the roundabout

  • to wedge a brick under the accelerator

  • to steer with one's teeth/one's feet

  • to clean one's teeth

VOCABULARY FOR MR. BEAN IN THE DENTIST'S WAITING ROOM

VERBS

  • to arrive

  • to plot

NOUNS

  • a comic

PEOPLE

  • the receptionist
  • a patient
  • a boy
  • the mother

PHRASES

  • to read over one's shoulder

  • to pour water onto the boy's lap

  • to feel pleased with oneself

VOCABULARY FOR MR. BEAN IN THE DENTIST'S SURGERY

VERBS

  • to drink

  • to suck up

  • to vacuum

  • to look innocent

  • to sink in the chair

 

NOUNS

  • tongue

  • surgical gloves

  • a syringe

  • saliva

PEOPLE

  • dentist

  • dental nurse

PHRASES

  • to play with 

    • the controls

    • the dentist's chair

    • the switches

    • the dentist's equipment

    • the dentist's device

  • to raise & lower the dentist's chair

  • to go up and down in the dentist's chair

  • to take an x-ray

  • to give an injection

  • to hold one's hip

  • to feel numb

  • to be unconscious

  • to drill/to fill

    • every tooth

    • another tooth

    • the other tooth

    • all his teeth

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A wide range of ESL/EFL exercises for commercial songs.  Many are ideal for use with students with learning difficulties

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