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Cartoons - Speaking - Spotlight

Uploaded by Serkan Çelik, Bilkent University (Turkey)


The video was taken during a university level EFL class. It shows a warm-up activity with the help of the IWB based on speaking skills. For this activity, the spotlight tool of the software is used. Firstly, a small part of the cartoon is shown and learners are asked to speak about the situation they see. Then, they are shown the whole cartoon.


Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: Turkish

Age range: 17+

Language level: B1 - Intermediate

Educational context: Higher Education

IWB Features: Hide & Reveal

Teaching methods: Individual activity

Language area: Speaking

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

I think this clip may be a good example of the use of the medium in extending conversation in the language class. I used some pictures to encourage my learners to talk.

Learner comments

Bir matematik öÄŸrencisi olarak sözel dil eÄŸitimi gibi egitimlere antipatim vardı ancak böyle bir eÄŸitim sekli ile öÄŸrenmenin daha aktif olduguna inanıyorum.

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