ESL teachers can use videos to teach almost any topic and students of all ages like watching movies, TV shows or online clips. Videos are one of the richest authentic materials because of the context, visuals, and variety of themes. This article will look at some activities and tasks that students can complete before, during, and after watching a video.
Fill in the blanks:
This is the most common kind of activity. As a teacher you can listen to the movie and prepare a part of the script and blank out some of the words for students to listen and complete. Very often the script can be found online as well. To make this activity a little more challenging you can ask the students to guess the word or phrases that have been blanked out using the context around it; and to make it simpler you can provide the first letter of the word or phrase or just provide options in a box for students to choose from.