This lesson plan follows a human snake around a mystery city (could it be Lisbon?). The advert is for Sony PSP and was filmed using pixilation (a stop motion technique using people). The accompanying music is by Covox (http://www.myspace.com/covoxmusic)
- Language level: Elementary; Pre-intermediate (A2)
- Learner type: Young learners; Teens; Adults
- Time: 35 minutes
- Activity: Gap fill
- Topic: Advertising
- Language: Prepositions of movement
- Materials: Video; Worksheets
Lesson plan outline
- Ask students what they had for breakfast.
- Tell students that they are going to see a clip in which a man’s breakfast speaks to him. Ask them to guess what it says.
- Tell students to watch carefully as you are going to test their powers of observation. Play the clip in full.
- Put students into pairs and give out a set of cut up sentences to each pair (included in the PDF download). Alternatively, give out pairs of scissors and ask students to cut up the sentences for themselves.
- Ask students to put the sentences into the correct order from memory.
- Play the clip again and let students check their answer / make changes.
- Do a feedback and drill pronunciation of the sentences. Answers:
* A man’s breakfast tells him to go.
* He stands up and leaves his flat.
* He goes past the postman.
* The postman drops his letters and joins him.
* They go through some bushes.
* They go over a swimming pool.
* They go past a bus stop and the people waiting join them.
* They go through an office and the people in the office join them.
* They go into one phone box and out of another.
* They go around a corner and through a narrow lane.
* They go around a robot made of cardboard boxes.
* The man gets back to his flat. He walks through the glass and goes inside.
* He sits down.
- Ask students to return the sentences to you if you intend to recylcle them.
- Give out copies of Worksheet 2 (included in the PDF download). This is a gap fill in which students are required to recall and write the prepositions which are now missing from the above sentences.
- Let students compare answers.
- Go over the answers again and drill the language again.
- Ask students if they can tell you where the advert was filmed (could it be Lisbon?)