Otto Knows: Million Voices

Level: Elementary,  Pre-intermediate

 

Somebody thought this song is not suitable for a lesson.

 

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I beg to differ.

 

If it is appropriate, you can show your students the video first without the music and ask them what kind of music would be suitable with this clip.

 

STEP 1

 

Put students in groups or pairs. You can make this a contest if it is appropriate (depends on the group).  Each group needs pens and paper (preferably each member their own). While watching the video, they should write down as many sentences that describe what is going on as possible.
Tell them beforehand they will only see the video once and that after the video they will have 10 more minutes to put the sentences together on a clean sheet with proper spelling etc.

 

STEP 2

 

Groups exchange sheets and correct each others’ mistakes. If this was set up as a competition, come up with rules for scoring the results so you get a winner.

 

If the groups are more proficient, they can move beyond sentences into a story based on the video.

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