Here is another video discussion lesson for ESL classes. This lesson follows the same format I described for another video lesson. The video is a a prompt to help students improve listening, thinking, speaking and fluency skills.
One of the keys to this conversation activity is that Group A students (the people who watch the video for the first time) must answer the questions directly but should not provide too much information. This forces Group B students to ask proper questions.
ESL Video Lesson
This video is about the day around a landfill in Nicaragua. This pair work activity works like this.
- Group B leaves classroom. Group A stays in class to watch video.
- Group A job is to understand video.
- Group B returns. They ask questions using the 5 Ws+H: who, what, where, when, why, how. Their job is to get the main idea.
- Conclude by watching again.