lunes, 18 de julio de 2011

Word on the Street

Word on the Street is a good website by The British Council and the BBC.

It consists of a series of chapters dealing with everyday situations and cultural aspects and icons of British life: Bestival music festival, cooking for friends, Loch Ness, A night out, Blackpool, Transport and travel, Oxford, Notting Hill, Snowdon , Camden.

The episodes are divided in scenes, which help learners to focus first on comprehension, where we can watch the situation. These are followed by work more focused on linguistic aspects which are exemplified with parts of the previous clip. Some brief explanations are highlighted on the screen in order to clarify those linguistic aspects that must be learnt. Finally, these clips are followed by some drills to help students evaluate what they have learnt in the episode.

The videos can be downloaded and transcripts are available.