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  • jia
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    10 April, 2006 at 14:01
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    Hello everybody

    I want to use video with some of my students but have never done this before. Only thing my school has is something called Grapevine, which look quite old and nobody uses it. Has anybody used this or something similar before? Would you recommend it or is it better to use movies?

    Tks, jia

    Keith
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    14 April, 2006 at 10:57
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    Hi Jia

    I’ve used Grapevine and found it to be very good for lower level students. It is quite dated, but still relevant and combines a lot of visual humour in the learning process, which keeps the interest of the students. If I remember, there are a series of short sketches, each focused around one or two language points and lexical areas, and the student’s activity book is very structured and easy to follow. Definitely worth using for some variety in classes.

    In terms of using movies, it depends how you use them. Any activity you do with a movie should have a clear objective – I would advise against just sitting your students down in front of the TV to watch – they can do this at home! You can find some ideas for using movies at [url]http://www.eslbase.com/articles/video[/url] and [url]http://www.eslbase.com/articles/video2[/url] – these should get you started.

    Good luck!

    kingmarsh
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    13 June, 2007 at 12:35
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    In terms of using video, I sometimes use tools to create new ones.

    sameshow.com/demo-creator.html

    I think a video will make the learning progress more visiual and interactive.

    siddharta
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    31 December, 2007 at 16:53
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    grapevine video is old – i wish it were still readily available; it works a treat. simple controlled language with good contextual clues and plenty of humour. use it!

    siddharta
    teflersanonymous@yahoo.com

    ICAL_Pete
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    4 January, 2008 at 13:03
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    Check the latest of the ICAL TESL videos to see how you can exploit movie trailers to get your students to use their English in a real way, just as native speakers do.

    http://www.icalweb.com/videos/default.asp

    strictly_nicky
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    13 March, 2009 at 10:31
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    I have lots of video material posted on my blog (click on the link in my signature below).

    There’s links to clips on Youtube, lesson plans, and Word documents with exercises and explanations attached.

    They cover subjects such as present perfect vs. past simple, will vs. going to, 2nd conditional, etc., etc.

    If nothing else, it may stimulate some ideas of how to approach and exploit authentic video material–using it as a source of text to be analyzed, as a springboard for production activities, etc., etc.

    Cheers

    rigby75
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    8 July, 2009 at 21:29
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    Oh wow! I can’t believe grapevine is still in use — I used grapevine ages ago. Sadly, I’m afraid I don’t really have enough experience to recommend anything else.

    Tomoko Tamaki
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    9 April, 2011 at 11:04
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    any one can tell i need online coaching class…… where i got this facility……. kindly advice me….

    syndrella
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    4 May, 2011 at 8:37
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    It is a good suggestion to use videos and pictures for teaching… when i use them with my students it gets good results :D If u r a teacher just test it…

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