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Top 8 Videos for Developing English Speaking Skills

Video is a great resource to use in class and there are an endless number of ways to exploit it to create motivating classes with a high level of language production. This collection refers to specific videos which have been released recently and can be used as a stepping stone to fun and communicative activities.
A Collection By Marija Jovic
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Top 8 Videos for Developing English Speaking Skills
  • Marija Jovic says:
    This is my number one choice because not only does provide an interesting topic for discussion in English, bit it inspires people to start thinking differently. You can ask your students to retell the story, to describe the scenery or to share their own dreams that they wish could come true.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    While looking for a missing limb on a junkyard, Jack discovers what he really misses is a friend. You can ask your students to retell the story from Jack’s point of view, write some narration for the story or write a prequel to this story that explains where Jack comes from.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    “The Present” is based on a great little comic strip and it won more than 50 awards. It is one of my favorite resources for practicing vocabulary, predicting the ending of a film and speaking. Students can also use different adjectives to describe character, both positive and negative and discuss about the message of the film.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    A naive music-lover's patience is tested on his quest to download music online, as his perspective on technology completely changes. Students can create a set of instructions to teach the man how to use his computer properly, talk about what it means to be patient or discuss how the man’s emotions change throughout the story
  • Marija Jovic says:
    A beautiful short film by Greg Gray and the theme of household chores. Students learn vocabulary related to household chores and practice collocations related to this topic.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    This short film by Sarah Zorik and deals with the themes of altruism and empathy. Students watch a short film, write a story, and speak about the film.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    This video is actually an advert, which can be used for writing a description, retelling the story, developing discussion or creating thought bubbles for the character. On this page you can also find a couple of ideas for using this video for other subjects.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    Andrew tries typical dishes in each country. You can ask your students to identify the dishes and ingredients or use it as in introduction for a discussion about healthy food..
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    Six reasons to use video in the ELT classroom

    4 minute read
    Marija Jovic says:
    The author of this article offers several reasons for using videos in the classroom and shares useful strategies for implementing this method.
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    busyteacher.org

    English Video Lessons: Winning Strategies for the ESL Class

    6 minute read
    Marija Jovic says:
    I enjoy using videos for educational purposes, but in case you have any doubts about their usefulness I strongly recommend reading this detailed description with plenty thoroughly prepared activities for achieving your goals.
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