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Fall 2022 Edutainment Lesson Plans
(Let's have fun learning English!)

Lessons on this page are optional and not part of your grade, but if you take the time to do them, they will not only improve your overall English communication skills, but will also broaden your cultural horizons to help you become a more successful international citizen in today's global society! smiley Bonus points will be offered on some assignments.



Week 2:

CNN10 Weekly Newsquiz - At the 8:02 mark in this video, you can see plans for a sightseeing space balloon in 2024 which will carry as many as 8 passengers to an altitude of 100,000 feet. WOW! For bonus points, at the bottom of your homework form, write down the cost of a ticket and how many hours the flight will last. [click on the "CC" button for English subtitles].

Let's Learn English, Lesson 17 - an online lesson with video showing the lives of young Americans. Watch the short video, try out a few of the other exercises on the page, and then take the short quiz to check your comprehension. [If you find this lesson too hard, you might want to challenge Lesson 2 instead.]

English in a Minute - a short video explaining a popular idiom used in everyday American English conversation. If you can imagine living in an English-speaking country, think of a situation where you could use this week's American idiom: Wishy-washy

We are the World! - On Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, skydivers broke a world record for the largest sequential formation of all time, as you can see in this video. WOW! For bonus points, how many skydivers were there?

Humorous video - This funny video shows 8 different types of people shopping at the supermarket. For bonus points, write down which kind of shopper YOU are, ha ha. smiley
[Click on the "CC" button for English subtitles. If you cannot read them, click on the settings (gear) icon, then click on "Subtitles," then "English," then click on "Options," and where it says "Font size," select "100%."]



Week 1:

CNN10 Weekly Newsquiz - Formerly called "CNN Student News," this short commerical-free broadcast highlights news stories of interest to American students. Watch the news story starting at the 7:25 min. mark in this video and write down the name and length (in meters) of Australia's largest dinosaur. [click on the "CC" button for English subtitles] For bonus points, write your answers in the comments section at the bottom of your Week 1 quiz form.

Let's Learn English, Lesson 16 - an online lesson with video showing the lives of young Americans. Watch the short video, try out a few of the other exercises on the page, and then take the short quiz to check your comprehension. [Intermediate learners may find some of these lessons a little easy, but with language learning, sometimes a quick review of the English expressions you already know is vital for long-term retention of your language skills! On the other hand, if you find this lesson too hard, you might want to challenge Lesson 1 instead.]

English in a Minute - a short video explaining a popular idiom used in everyday American English conversation. If you can imagine living in an English-speaking country, think of a situation where you could use this week's American idiom: Lost Cause

We are the World! - pictures or videos of interesting things happening in Japan and other parts of the world. For the first week, check out Scotland-native Danny MacAskill, a professional cyclist who gets paid BIG money to do tricks and stunts on his mountain bike. You won't believe this amazing video where Danny takes a dangerous, death-defying bike ride across rooftops in the Canary Islands, off the Atlantic coast of Northwest Africa. For bonus points, write down which language they speak in the Canary Islands. This video has been viewed over 130,000,000 times. WOW!

Humorous video - What's your favorite brand of soy sauce? For bonus points, watch this video to find out the teacher's favorite brand! smiley

Homework Assignments: 

In general, you will have only one week to turn in homework assignments from the day they are assigned.
After one week, homework assignments will not be accepted and will receive a ZERO on the assignment.

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