Site Icon
Susan Boyle Sings on Britain’s Got Talent

Recent Posts

Talk at BESIG 2021 for Cornelsen

Managing your hybrid course with Cornelsen’s Basis for Business Summary This 30-minute talk aimed to give Business English trainers an overview of lessons learned in

Read More »

Britain’s got Talent! As for the opening act of the season, we were told as children: Don’t judge a book by its cover. The old “freakshow” is alive and well, and it’s still got morals for the masses.

The embedded video doesn’t run, so see it here.

What I’m doing with this
A group of adult students (conversation class) will watch this and take parts of articles (Daily Mirror, Daily Mail and Perez Hilton‘s blog) to extract words describing Susan Boyle’s abilities and attributes and put them into categories of their own making (looks, ability, intelligence, status … or nice/nasty… or ….). The group I’m thinking of doing it with is small, so it’ll be a card writing and sorting whole class activity. A “freakshow” story like this? We’ll be talking about what we classify as normal, subpar and extraordinary.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.