jueves, 7 de febrero de 2013

Air New Zealand safety Hobbit video

Air New Zealand aired an original safety video in November 2012, The Hobbit: An Uunexpected Journey,  a Peter Jackson film released at Christmas which is the first in the trilogy of films based on JRR Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, set 60 years before The Lord of the Rings.

Self-study activity:
I guess the four-minute clip lends itself to numberless activities for the imaginative English teacher, but let's keep it simple for once and let's focus on understanding the general idea in the clip and enjoying the tongue-in-cheek mood.

Before watching the ad, make a list of all the safety instructions you expect to hear when you board a plane. Watch the film and tick and the instructions mentioned that you actually predicted.

Watch the film again and note down any extra instructions mentioned but that you didn't think about.

The activity is suitable for students at an intermediate level.

You can read the transcript of the video here.

You can also do a listening activity on safety flight information with Manchester United players and Turkish airlines here.