I will be introducing myself to approximately 60 teachers over the next few weeks while doing Teacher Refresher courses in Oxford and so I thought it might be fun to try out an Xtranormal film as an introductory activity.
What I usually do is write up a few correct and some incorrect statements about myself on the board and then get students to guess which ones are true by asking me specific questions. I give all answers as if they are correct and so the students have to catch me out. Once they have found out the real facts, they have a few moments to repeat the activity for themselves. In small groups, they test each other on their information. The video below is just a different medium for exploiting the same idea.
For more ideas on how to use Xtranormal, especially with younger learners, please read Alex Case's really informative posting "Xtranormal.com & young EFL learners". It is full of useful ideas and tips on how to use this nifty little Web 2.0 tool.
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