Disney's Aladdin (2019) Trailer

eungang June 16, 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!
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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
The student will practice listening and learn some of the lines from the movie trailer for Aladdin, using word scrambles, gap-fills and more.
Scene summary:
This is a movie trailer for the live-action 2019 Disney production of Aladdin, starring Will Smith.
Video length: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Video genre: Film trailer
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: 2019-06-16, 12:28:43 (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) How many burning torches can you see?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

2)

Put the words in order: you rich. can make I

3)

Fill the gap: What ________________________ have to do?

4)

Put the words in order: me the Bring lamp.

5) Where is the puppet?

6)

Put the words in order: look the prince outside. a on like You

7) What can't this princess do?

Answer the question using your own words

8) What are they doing?

  • Flying
  • Jumping
  • Walking
  • Sleeping

9)

Fill the gap: Don't you dare ________________________ your eyes.

10)

Put the words in order: this world whole Let share you. me with new

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.

Comments

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gorgisheli
2019-06-16 17:46:41
Thanks. I find it interesting for my class.
Natalia1218
2019-06-17 17:33:59
This activity is awesome!!!! Could you recommend a video editor to create other contents?? I am finding hard to get the right software. I need it to be free and very user friendly. Any suggestions??? Thanks a lot for your valuable tips!!!
andreyedanny
2019-06-17 17:39:21
Wooww, that's awesome. Perfect! Thanks a lot!
Natalia1218
2019-06-17 20:01:37
Dear Eungang, I found the tool to make these videos. I'm learning to use it. Thank you so much for sharing this. I'm sure my students will really enjoy it!!!
Davewill
2019-07-06 14:47:23
Thanks for this great work
brittusui
2019-07-11 09:22:16
Thank you so much. I have to do a one hour listening class, and I'm planning to use this. Thank you very much for sharing and making this video.