Sunday, May 22, 2011

Activity 22- "The Slap" Video Activity

This short video activity can be used as a warmer for intermediate and advanced adult groups. It promotes interaction and exercises students`creativity.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Skill: Speaking
Material Needed: the video from Youtube


Set up the scene : a soldier, a colonel, a young lady and an old lady are on a train journey. Students watch the video up to the part the train enters a tunnel and all they can hear is a kiss and a slap. Pause the video when the train comes out of the tunnel, right before the students can listen to each of the passengers` thoughts. Divide students into small groups and give them some time to discuss what happened in the train. Tell them that they are expected to explain their version of the story in details. Elicit their ideas and show the end of the video so that they can compare their versions and check what really happened. 

Source: suggested by Laura Lewin (ABS)

1 comment:

  1. This is a great opportunity to practice speculation with MAY/COULD/MIGHT/MUST HAVE + ppartciple! Thank you , guys!