I love trying new tools and today I’m trying Wideo, which is a tool which lets you create beautiful animated video content in a very easy way. Although I’ll write about some of its pros and cons below, the reason why I’ve chosen Wideo today is because I needed a tool that allowed me to insert interactive buttons in an easy way and Wideo is perfect for this.
So, here’s the video: Tips and Links to Prepare for the Oral Exam at Home
Play the video. It will stop where interactive buttons are provided (last two slides). Click to resume the video.
What I like about this tool:
it’s free, easy to use and very intuitive.
It provides free video hosting
Lots of professionally-designed templates to choose from
You can upload your own picture, music and background images
You can add interactive elements (clickable buttons and contact forms)
It provided a unique url and an embed code
You can switch from video mode to presentation mode for slide-by-slide presentation.
What I don’t like:
Time limit: on a free plan, the length of the videos is restricted to 3o seconds.
FAMILY, in capitals, because is there anything more important in this world?
“Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.”Michael J. Fox. How far do you agree with Michael J. Fox?
This is a lesson for Intermediate students (B1) about Family. In this post you will find
A video about traditional and non-traditional families.
Some vocabulary you might need to revise/learn when discussing this subject.
Guided speaking: questions to discuss+ answers offered by a native speaker (Flip Cards).
Freer Practice: pictures to describe and some questions to discuss in pairs or small groups
The first activity in this lesson (the video) will be set as homework.
1. The Video. What Is a Non-Traditional Family? – Definition of Options.
It is a long video. It lasts 8 minutes so I’d suggest breaking it up and asking students to work on different parts of the video. In the video five non-traditional /alternative households are mentioned.
In class, show students the video and explain it discusses traditional and non-traditional families.
Explain that everybody will need to listen to the introduction where the concept of traditional family is explained (from the beginning – 1:02).
Explain that in the video Erin Long-Crowell, an educational psychologist, talks about five different non-traditional/alternative households.
Form groups of five students and tell them that in the next lesson they will be working in groups of five and each of them will share what they have learned about their assigned non-traditional household.
Assign tasks for the different students in the group
3. Speaking .Guided speaking: questions to discuss+ answers offered by a native speaker (Flip Cards)
Students in pairs. Display question 1 and allow two or three minutes for students to discuss this question. Flip the card for them to see how a native speaker would answer the question. Follow the same procedure with the rest of the questions.