I love Daily Dose of Internet. I feel like adding some ‘Daily Dose Springboard’ posts. These vids are a nice resource for a bit of speaking practice at the start/end of a lesson but can also be exploited much more. Here are a few ideas for prompts for this vid.
Which clip did you find the most interesting / strange / surprising?
Activity 1: pause the video at 0:19
Write a four-line dialogue between two people travelling in the car ahead.
Perform the dialogue.
Activity 2: pause at 0:45
Explain how this happened.
The guy wearing green was…
However, he didn’t realise that…
Activity 3: play from 0:46 – 0:56
Transcribe the narration from the video.
This person was trying to land a small plane in rough conditions. The rain made it difficult to see anything at the front, and a wind kept pushing the plane around.
(Phrases in bold are suggested segments for highlighting features of connected speech)
Activity 4: play from 1:17 – 1:35
What exactly is the guy trying to explain?
Activity 5: play from 1:35 – 1:51
You are the woman at the bus stop. The police have arrived at the scene to take a statement from you. Explain to them what happened.
You are a passerby. You approach the woman to find out if she is okay. Act out the conversation with a partner.
Activity 6: play from 1:52 – 2:15
Would you like to do either of these activities? Why / Why not?
Activity 7: play from 2:43 – 2.53
What’s the point? That is a waste of food.
To what extent do you agree with this statement?
Activity 8: play from 3:05 – 3:21
Can you explain what is happening in this clip?