Level: very basic. Students need to know how to form the present continuous and how to use some action verbs (see list underneath).
Material: provided video + pen and paper to take notes.
Video Option 1: you can watch it on-line in the blog (see end of blog).
Video Option 2: download the video from my site by clicking HERE
Then you can open it and watch it without an Internet connection. The video has MP4 format. Make sure you have a current version of your video reader (RealPlayer, Windows Media, VLC,...) installed in your computer.
Procedure: tell the students they are going to see some dogs in action. They need to take notes of the actions and after that, in pairs or teams, create as many true sentences in present continuous as they can. The team/pair with more correct sentences is the winner.
Actions: you may want to copy, paste and print the list of actions underneath. Some students will know some of the basic verbs, higher achievers will know more verbs. This task caters for students in a multi-level classroom :