Discussion Warm-up: Begin the lesson by asking students about their personal experiences related to the topics discussed in the interview. For example, have they ever broken a bone? Have they learned a second language? Have they tried any unusual foods? Encourage students to share their stories with the class, fostering engagement and a sense of connection to the topic.
Prediction Exercise: Give students a brief overview of the interview topic and some possible questions that might be asked. Ask students to predict Aubrey’s answers based on the information provided. This prediction exercise will activate their prior knowledge and pique their interest in finding out the actual responses.
Role Play – “Never Have I Ever”: Based on the interview’s format, organize a fun role-play activity where students ask each other “Never Have I Ever” questions. Encourage them to create questions related to the topics mentioned in the interview, such as trying unusual foods or experiencing unique situations. This activity will build language skills and create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
Listening Comprehension Task: Before listening to the interview, hand out comprehension questions related to the content. Students can listen attentively to the interview to find the answers. This exercise will help them focus on key information during the listening task.
Reflective Writing: Have students individually write a short reflection about the interview. They can talk about what surprised them, what they found interesting, and whether they can relate to any of Aubrey’s experiences. This activity will encourage students to think more deeply about the content and its relevance to their lives.
Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:
traumatic (adjective): causing strong feelings of sadness or fear because it was a very upsetting experience
– The car accident was a very traumatic experience for the entire family, and they are very sad about what happened.
immersed (adjective): completely surrounded by something that interests you
– Sarah was so immersed in her book that she forgot to call her mom.
unusual (adjective): not common or regular, something that is not seen or done often
– It is unusual for my brother not to call me at least once a week. I hope he is okay.
outdoorsy (adjective): a fondness for outdoor activities
– Mark is a very outdoorsy guy. He loves to hike, camp, and fish.
reflect (verb): think deeply or carefully about something
– I often reflect on the experiences that I had living overseas.
Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.
Intermediate (Critical Thinking):
Advanced (Critical Thinking and Analysis):