FRANKENSTEIN – INTRODUCTION

From today I will be starting a new series of educational resources on this site. The first is a series of short animated movies with attached learning materials to provide an introduction to classic literature. I am beginning with Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The movie is five minutes long and contains the story of the genesis of the book and one key scene from the story. I will follow up with more of these if enough interest is shown.

These products are not free. They can be purchased at the TeachersPayTeachers site by clicking on the image or on the link at the bottom of this for other available lessons. Frankenstein can be purchased on TpT for $3.50. Comments by purchasers are very welcome as I’d like to improve the products.

The full lesson contains;

1. A short full color comic of the scene where the monster is brought to life that can be used for writing exercises.
2. A task sheet (pdf) for the movie containing several types of listening and word quizzes about the events leading up to the writing of the book by Mary Shelley. This comes with script and teachers answer sheet.
3. Details on how to obtain the video. There is a link to an online HD version of the movie along with the password necessary to view it. There are also instructions on how to download mp4 HD or SD versions of the film for use on computer, iPad/iPod. There is also a mail address in case of problems downloading.

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Extra Lesson – A New President (2)

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The second in the ‘President’ series. This time the current President Bush has a strange dream on the night of his last day in office. The dialogue is a slightly altered version of the lyrics from the Eagles great song, ‘Hotel California.’ If you know it hum the tune while watching the cartoon, or better still buy the CD.

This video is entered in a competition. Please vote for it by clicking on the number of stars you think it deserves.

This is a reading exercise. There are some new words for you to learn below.

words

shimmering – hazy, like a mirage

sight grew dim – sight becoming bad

belle – a word for pretty woman

corridor – a long hall or passage

courtyard – garden

spirit – alcoholic drink

of our own device – something we make for or do to ourselves

master’s chambers – the owner’s main rooms

beast – a monster or scary animal

Have fun

kibishipaul

Extra Lesson – A New President (1)

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Still on summer holiday so this is an extra lesson for intermediate students. As we’re about to enter that long period of media circus called the US Presidential Race here is a short animated video on the Republican candidate – John McCain.

This is a reading exercise. There are some new words for you to learn below.

words

Mormon – member of a religion based in Utah, USA.

spokesman – somebody who speaks for a group

campaign – a plan of action

suck up to – to try and influence someone by being nice to them

behind this – the reason or person responsible for something happening

Have fun

kibishipaul

Extra Lesson – The Dinosaur Song

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Sorry, I’ve been too busy this month to make any videos or lesson files. I’m heading off for summer camp, but after I return service will be resumed. In the meantime, here is a song related to the previous dinosaur lesson. It’s suitable for lower intermediate level and doesn’t really need any extra word practice.

Have fun.

kibishipaul

Lesson 72 – Dinosaur Mystery (text)


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  • Topic: dinosaur adventure
  • Level: upper intermediate
  • Language: Listening

In today’s movie, we visit the cretaceous period to try and solve a dinosaur mystery For this lesson there is no video to download, but it can be viewed by visiting the link above. Alternatively you can buy the BBC video here. A PDF lesson file can be found at the bottom of this post. Enjoy the show!

There are some useful words and expressions to learn below. More are in the text.

claw ~ Long nails at the end of an animals paw

herbivore ~ an animal that eats only plants

predator ~ an animal that hunts to eat

prey ~ the animal that is the target of a hunter

theory ~ an idea about how something behaves as it does

At the bottom of this page you can download aPDF lesson. There is also an online quiz and transcript to supplement the video.このページの下にPDFレッスンがdownloadできます。

For Japanese and Spanish translations please go to transcript. ( せりふの訳はこのページです)

Japanese (日本語)

  • 恐竜の冒険
  • 上中級
  • 聞くこと

このビデオは上中級生徒の為のレッスンです。今回はイギリスのBBCの恐竜冒険のテレビ番組を見ましょ。このレッスンはビデオがdownloadできません。上のリンクを押したらビデオが見えます。

このページの下にPDFレッスンがdownloadできます。

Lesson 71 – The Stalker (text)

PDF textbook of the previous lesson.

Lesson 71 – The Stalker (audio)

Audio mp3 version of the previous lesson.

Lesson 71 – The Stalker (video)

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  • Topic: Story with a twist in the tale
  • Level: Intermediate – advanced
  • Language: Listening

Today’s movie is the sequel to ‘The Lecher’. Kenjiro Sato’s bad day continues with the stalker from hell! As with other lessons on this site there will be a video, mp3 listening file and PDF lesson to download for each episode. Anybody who would like to download a high resolution version, please go to: Tokyo Tales Enjoy the show!

There are some useful words and expressions to learn below. More are in the text.

drop by ~ to visit somebody

blunt ~ to be straigthforward or honest

glance ~ a brief look at something

emerge ~ to come out of something

battleaxe ~ a tough and aggressive old woman

At the bottom of this page you can download an m4v video or mp3 listening and PDF lesson. There is also an online quiz and transcript to supplement the video.

For Japanese and Spanish translations please go to transcript. ( せりふの訳はこのページです)

Japanese (日本語)

  • 跡をつける人
  • 中上級
  • 聞くこと

このビデオは中上級生徒の為のレッスンです。今日の話は‘The Lecher’続けます。威張っているおばさんは健次郎佐藤を跡をつけているようです。ビデオを見て自分で判断して下さい。このレッスンはいつもと同じビデオ、mp3、とPDFテキストを使用します。

このページの下にPSPとIPODの為のM4Vビデオ、MP3とPDFレッスンがdownloadできます。

Lesson 70 – Happy Tips (video and text)

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  • Topic: Tips on making people happy
  • Level: intermediate
  • Language: Listening

In today’s movie, we listen to Christine of Happy Slip as she gives advice on how to make people happy. For this lesson the video can be downloaded from the external site. A PDF lesson file can be found at the bottom of this post. Enjoy the show!

There are some useful words and expressions to learn below. More are in the text.

footage ~ the film taken in a video camera

tips ~ advice about the outcome of a future event

summary ~ a short version of something

packaging ~ what a product or gift is wrapped in

display ~ to put something on show

At the bottom of this page you can download aPDF lesson. There is also an online quiz and transcript to supplement the video.このページの下にPDFレッスンがdownloadできます。

For Japanese and Spanish translations please go to transcript. ( せりふの訳はこのページです)

Japanese (日本語)

  • 幸せになるためのアドヴィス
  • 中級
  • 聞くこと

このビデオは中級生徒の為のレッスンです。今回はHappy Slip のChristineさんは幸せについてを話します。このレッスンはいつもと同じビデオ、mp3、とPDFテキストを使用します。

このページの下にPDFレッスンがdownloadできます。

Lesson 69 – Ape Man (video and text)

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  • Topic: Early humans
  • Level: intermediate
  • Language: Listening

In today’s movie, we visit London and see what happens when the human ancestor Afarensis goes for a walk. As with other lessons on this site there will be a video, mp3 listening file and PDF lesson to download for each episode. Enjoy the show!

There are some useful words and expressions to learn below. More are in the text.

agile ~ to have a good balance and flexible body

creature ~ an animal of some kind

extinct ~ to completely die out

memento ~ a souvenir that reminds you of a place or experience

escapee ~ person who has escaped

At the bottom of this page you can download an m4v video or mp3 listening and PDF lesson. There is also an online quiz and transcript to supplement the video.このページの下にPSPとIPODの為のM4Vビデオ、MP3とPDFレッスンがdownloadできます。

For Japanese and Spanish translations please go to transcript. ( せりふの訳はこのページです)

Japanese (日本語)

  • 人類の前身
  • 中級
  • 聞くこと

このビデオは中級生徒の為のレッスンです。人類の前身Afarensisはロンドン町に散歩します。このレッスンはいつもと同じビデオ、mp3、とPDFテキストを使用します。

このページの下にPSPとIPODの為のM4Vビデオ、MP3とPDFレッスンがdownloadできます。