Learners can produce news articles (one clip about one topic) or full news programmes (a collection of news articles) based on their own topics – news from the school, events, trips, local topics. Opportunities to exmplore the many roles involved in news preparation and presenting. Focus: writing of factual script; presentation in front of the camera. News programmes will help the writing skills and presentation skills (pronunciation) while additionally giving an insight into the production of TV news.
Learners can produce their own script making up a story according to their level. Create a puppet show means not only inventing a story, but also creating up characters, studying their way of speaking and their relationships. Speaking as someone other than ourselves, a puppet in this case, means you can say unusual things and communicate in unexpected situations. Hungry puppets go out and about to find food. Real objects and settings can be used to give an authentic touch to vocabulary. This example uses both English and German.