YouTubing on the road

This lesson plan for teenagers at CEF level B1 and above looks at the theme of vlogging and travel.

Introduction:

In this lesson, students will have the chance to watch an interview with Trent and Allie, two successful YouTubers who have been travelling through Latin America in a camper van for two years. The two film their travel experiences and post their vlogs on YouTube. They make enough money to live from this.

In this integrated skills lesson, students will discuss photos and make predictions about the couple. Then they will watch an interview on video about the couple’s vlogging, travelling and camper-van lifestyle, and answer questions. After that, students will create their own imaginary situation and, using the original video interview questions, they will role play a similar interview.  

Aims:

  • To develop listening and speaking skills around the topic of vlogging and travelling
  • To extend and practise vocabulary pertaining to YouTubing
  • To practise asking and answering questions
  • To role play an interview

Age and level:

Secondary – CEF Level B1 and above

Time:

Option A (watching the video in the classroom) : 45–55 minutes (plus 20–25 minutes for the project)

Option B (students watching the video at home):

  • 15–20 minutes in first lesson
  • 25–30 minutes homework
  • 30–35 minutes in second lesson

Materials:

  • The lesson plan and student worksheets can be downloaded below in PDF format. 
  • The video is available to watch below
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Comments

Submitted by Ggzinha on Wed, 03/25/2020 - 13:18

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Hi there,

thanks for sharing this lesson plan. That's amazing.

Could you share the link of the video? I got an email today saying that you are going to close this platform and I'd like to use this lesson in my class.

Thanks a lot!

Hi Ggzinha

Don't worry - this website is not closing, so you will be able to access all the material here the sam as always - the e-mail you received is about our training platform only, but you will be able to do British Council teacher training courses on the  Futurelearn platform from now on.

Hope that helps,

Best wishes
Cath

Submitted by Joshua Pray on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 10:44

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What is the URL for the interview video? It's not in the lesson plan and I have scoured their YouTube profile to no avail.

Hi Joshua

This video was made for this lesson plan, so you can watch the video directly from this page. Just click on the video link above.


Thanks

Cath

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Submitted by irynka7 on Sun, 06/05/2022 - 18:40

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Hi there,
I am trying to watch the video and it doesn't work. What could new the reason? My internet connection is OK.
Thanks in advance ☺️

Hi Iryna

We are sorry you are having problems watching the video. Unfortunately we can't see what the issue is. Could you try clearing your cache, or trying a different browser (Chrome, Firefox). You could also try using an incognito or private browsing window. 

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

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