Daily Dose of Internet #1

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.

General Question:

Which clip did you find the most interesting / strange / surprising?

Springboard activities:

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.

Answer:

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.

Or

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?



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3 replies

  1. What a great lesson idea! I love all the follow-up exercises. They’re so engaging and fun 👌

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    • Daily Dose really is a great resource. I started using it for short ‘Friday afternoon’ type fluency thingies, then realised lessons can evolve so easily. Like the swing idea and the near car crash one here, useful for recounting events, past continuous, historic present, then dialogues with showing interest, getting more details, whatever. Love it, and it all feels a bit Jamie Keddie too, which is a bonus!

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      • I can see this as a great discussion starter. Some of the videos made me gasp so I can’t imagine how your students must react in class! That’s the beauty of it that you can use it in so many different ways. I’ll keep this plan in mind for sure.

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