viernes, 3 de junio de 2011

10 Funny Public Service Ads about Serious Issues

The Huffington Post has collected 10 videos which try to raise awareness on serious issues while presenting them in a light-hearted way.

Anyone who's ever had to raise a sensitive or difficult subject knows there's nothing like humor to break the ice. Armed with this approach, the non-profit Ad Council has, over the years, developed a number of very funny public service ads that seek to educate and inform about all kinds of serious issues -- such as obesity, cancer, and adoption.

Self-study activity:
Get together with an English-speaking friend and discuss the issues each of the ads show. How important are they in your country? Do you personally know anyone affected by any of the problems? How effective do you think each ad is? What other ways to raise people's awareness can you think about?