Camera on a Bird - Lvl2

eungang July 12, 2019

Using screenshots to predict content - How to teach English using videos EP03

In this episode we will be showing you how screenshots taken from a video can be used to generate interest and get students to predict the content. Checking their ideas against what they later hear and see in the video can also function as a great first listening task. 

We’re using two amazing short videos in the tutorial, both of which we found at Kieran Donaghy's popular Film English site: Fear of Flying and 5 things every presenter needs to know about people . Also download this and this accompanying worksheet we've made. :) 

Enjoy!
Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Listen to news being read about video recovered from a camera which as attached to a falcon. Insert missing words, and correct incorrect words.
Scene summary:
A reader is sharing news about video what has been recovered from a camera that was attached to a falcon in the wild.
Video length: 0 minutes 42 seconds
Video genre: Miscellaneous
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
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Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution License
First published: 2019-07-12, 09:13:50 (GMT+1)

About the author

I've been living in South Korea since 2011. I tutor some elementary school students, but focus mainly on conversational and listening practice with middle school and high school students. My students have a great interest in learning English through Western pop-music videos.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1)

Fill the gap: A ________________________ video, which was ________________________ in Belgium in 2011, emerged.

2)

Correct the wrong word: It was taken by a cameraman which was fixed on a falcon’s back.

3) Scientists used the video...

  • ...to muddy falcons.
  • ...to study talons.
  • ...to study falcons.

4)

Fill the gap: The scientists were ________________________ in the physics of ________________________ while the birds hunt.

5)

Correct the wrong word: The video concealed to scientists that the birds use a kind of “motion camouflaging”...

6)

Put the words in order: they fly their ...as catch to dinners.

7)

Correct the wrong word: The birds also use their wide field of vision to keep their minds fixed on their prey.

About the author

I've been living in South Korea since 2011. I tutor some elementary school students, but focus mainly on conversational and listening practice with middle school and high school students. My students have a great interest in learning English through Western pop-music videos.

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