These days, plenty of world-famous artists are livestreaming impromptu concerts from home through social media; theatres are streaming older productions for free…Is this going to have a long-lasting effect on the way entertainment is produced and consumed?
Here you can find some speaking activities as well as a mediation activity on the subject:
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MEDIATION IN WRITING:
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These are some of the examples mentioned in the activities:
For our unit on entertainment, you are welcome to try this mediation task:
You’re on a video call with European friends discussing the cancellation of the Eurovision song contest, and that leads to how effective TV talent shows are at launching unknown artists’ careers. You have read this article about Operación Triunfo, one of the most successful talent shows in Spain ever. Summarise the main points of the article and the charts in it to contribute to the conversation in no more than 3’30’’.
[The length is a bit longer this time because the text is slightly longer than it should, and it also includes graphs (usually you would have 3 minutes).]
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If you think you are going to need extra help selecting the relevant information, or with some vocabulary, you may have a look at this annotated version.
Sadly, we are surrounded by news related to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having an effect on people’s health, obviously, but also on the economy, on jobs, even on the environment. Instead of writing a blog post every time I find something which might be relevant for students in terms of vocabulary, I thought I had better start a Google site. In it you can find extracts from radio shows with their transcripts as well as annotated articles. I will be updating it as the days (and the lockdown) go on.
[I originally started a Padlet, but in the end, for different reasons, I decided to swap to a Google site]
Si habéis participado en alguno de los talleres “Tips and resources to improve teachers’ pronunciation” del CARLEE on Tour 2020, o si simplemente os interesa, podéis acceder a la presentación haciendo click en la imagen:
Más propuestas para trabajar la pronunciación aquí.
As you know, English has 12 vowels sounds, as opposed to Spanish, which only has 5. To tell the difference between those extra vowel sounds, and to increase your phonemic awareness, you can try this exercise based on the song “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay.
(Click here to watch the video with subtitles in English)
You can download the exercise by clicking on the screenshot below: