Guardian online videos


MEC Training Coordinator, Steph Earnshaw, writes:

If you’re looking for something topical to do in class or as an exciting homework activity, why not use Barack Obama’s acceptance speech? You can find the full speech, along with a transcript, on the website of the Guardian newspaper, here.

At 18 minutes and 20 seconds, the speech is quite long, but we think it’s well worth watching for upper-intermediate or advanced students. They can read along with the transcript if they can’t understand although, being a speech, the pace is quite slow. The Guardian also has shorter videos on a variety of topics, here.

Remember that you can easily link your video into MEC and send it to your students through the My Web Links area. Just go to My Web Links and click ‘Add new’ to create a New Weblink, as shown below. To publish your web Links to your students just click ‘Publish weblink’.


If you’d like to see an online demo of how to create MEC Bookmarks, Word Lists or Web Links and then publish them to your students, click here.

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