Assignment: Getting Around

Create a short film in a foreign language.

a typical everyday situation that a tourist might encounter, such as booking a hotel room, ordering a meal, buying goods in a shop, asking for directions, going to a doctor, renting a car, reporting a crime and so on.

 

 This video is a template that students can use to practice learning about restaurants. They add their own dialogue to order from a menu and ask the waiter questions.

 

Suggested techniques

Use photographic backdrops to make it look as if it's set in another country.

Use subtitles so that other students can follow along in both languages.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • This helps students develop language skills they would need if travelling.
  • It can work even better if the project demonstrates knowledge of how things may be different in that country to what they are used to at home.

Suitability

  • Ages 14+
  • Suitable for groups
  • Languages

Downloadable resources

In this restaurant scene, teachers can record students ordering from a menu in a chosen language straight into moviestorm or pre-recorded and imported. The movie can be customized to suit male or female in any language.

Click the link to download a Moviestorm movie template.

cloud.moviestorm.co.uk/Lesson_Plans/Restaurant.zip

File size: 496KB

 

Installation instructions

Download the file and extract the zip folder to this location:

  • Vista, Windows 7, Macs: [Username]/Moviestorm/Movies
  • Windows XP: C:/Documents and Settings/[Username]/Moviestorm/Movies

Permission is granted to download, copy, and redistribute this page.

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