This lesson is based on British animation and some tasks require visual aids so it does require a little more preparation on your part than the other Essential UK lessons. The British animation industry has seen something of a boom in recent years with the success of creations such as Bob the Builder, Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit, the film Valiant or the new hi-tech film version of the 1970’s classic The Magic Roundabout.
Task 1 looks at pictures of cartoon characters and Task 2 gets students talking to each other about animation. Task 3 involves watching a clip of some British animation for students to comment on and Task 4 is a reading task about the making of Valiant. Task5 and Task 6 are creative tasks where students have the chance to create a cartoon character and a comic strip.
Topic: British Animation
• To practise speaking skills
• To review question formation
• To develop listening skills
• To practise reading skills
• To describe a cartoon character and design a comic strip
Age group: 12 - adult
Level: B1 - B2
Time: 60 - 90 minutes
Materials: Animation student worksheet.
By: Jo Budden
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