Windsor Castle video
Here’s one of my favourite activities to get students interested in Windsor Castle. The lesson is based around the ‘visit Windsor’ introductory video that can be found on youtube. The lesson is suitable for intermediate students, although the part that uses the video is just fun and could be suitable for strong pre-intermediates (perhaps)
After a brief discussion on famous buildings in England, the Queen, etc, show the students the Windsor Castle video with some simple questions to discuss after, e.g.
In your opinion, which word best describes Windsor castle?
What colour do you most associate with Windsor castle?
Which ‘typically British’ things did you see in the video?
explain to the students that they will do a ‘video observation challenge!’
Dictate the following questions the class (without the answers obviously!):
- What is the pub behind the foot guards called? HORSE AND GROOM
- Complete the words on the sign: ‘Windsor Castle…’ VISITOR ENTRANCE
- Which flag is flying at the castle? THE UNION JACK
- What two letters can you see under the crown? E.R.
- TRUE or FALSE… The video shows a sculpture of George IV TRUE
- Which two animals can you see above the throne? LION and UNICORN
- Which artist’s name is shown on the picture frame? REMBRANDT
- What six words can you see around the Knight on the horse? HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
- Whose name is under William Arthur? PHILLIP LOUIS
- What date is written on the memorial for the fire at Windsor Castle?
It’s just a bit of fun, but it gives the students a bit of an orientation to the building, and they respond well to the competitive observation task. I recommend having them work in pairs to do this. If you wanted to make it more multi-skilled, I guess you could allow only one person in each pair to watch the video, and they have to dictate any answers the see to their partner.
Anyway, the activity leads to discussion about various topics, such as the UK coat of arms. A great extension task is to get students to design their own coat of arms to represent them and their partner. Here’s an example:
Notice the students called this a ‘code of arms’… this probably reflects how well I taught the lesson! Even so, there’s some great language in there.
Here’s a full lesson plan for this activity. It includes the full transcript of the video, which I’ve also made a listening task from and a vocabulary activity. This bit normally works ok, but the video and code, sorry, coat of arms work better. You might want to find some better example pictures, I just took them from google images.whose science whose knowledge where to watch engineering red how much solution in vax platinum why company register in delaware how project phone to tv where to buy cars from manufacturer where to develop 35mm film cheap startup who ends up with dalmi how much start up where's the london bridge how much management reserve where to get technology news who devised the metric system why system implementation fails what system is the heart in what tech calls thinking how tech savvy are you where technology is headed who buy products and who use product where to find system properties in windows 10 which engineering is the easiest how entrepreneur start a business why solution of na2co3 is alkaline how much science is in psychology why london bridge is falling down how teaching happens book how development leads to democracy how workers compensation works whose teachings are collected in bijak where london magazine how many workers does amazon have where to buy engineering paper who design nursing care protocols how london bridge fell how frequently product releases should occur who product specific guidance how system calls work what stage of development what are the 4 types of development why system implementation fails whose project is nlex where to manage subscriptions on iphone when engineering counselling starts 2022 which science degree is easiest why solution is called homogeneous mixture why product management who management of pph how to develop economic development how equipment works vaporizer where management was first used from where manager derive performance expectation most common technology how many solution does the system have where did we come from science which business is an example of a multinational corporation where to find device management on iphone where to find science articles how many entrepreneur are there how tech savvy are you which products of fire are health hazards how equipment works how many products are made from corn who product mix when teaching systems and routines to a group whom defined who technology in healthcare which products of fire are health hazards which startup character are you who teaches you english when business need to formalize the information why technology favors tyranny who's are whose whose methodology of teaching experimentation is the key note of how often should disinfectant solutions be changed entrepreneur who create new ideas how many development cards in catan per turn where apple products are made how much solution to put in vax carpet cleaner where business ideas come from how much project manager earn in uk how start up funding works how much start up money for monopoly when startup season 4 what development happens in the third trimester how much company listed in bse when tech companies lie to us where to develop 110 film what project are you most proud of who roadmap 2030 how many company make baby formula how manufacturing overhead costs where workers work when science goes wrong london who started the great fire who science council genomics how teaching and learning relate to obe how many london premier league teams where from nokia company what is roadmap in project which technology uses a tunneling protocol how much tech in nasdaq when management ignores your concerns where to set up home office where was a teacher filmed 2020 how many startups are there in india when company goes public how development happens how many development cards per turn when equipment is purchased for cash quizlet why technological innovation is important how much manager salary where to produce oxygen where engineering controls are not sufficient how much workers compensation insurance do i need how much tech trash for c4 which manager has the most premier league titles how business write offs work an entrepreneur whose business is anchored on technology