News videos can be very engaging authentic learning materials if they contain some sort of surprising or emotional element, beside of course being relevant to the students’ interest, and why not to the current season. In winter time, my favourite resource is Canada. There is always something surprising in that very cold country.
This exercise focused on vocabulary building and on listening comprehension.
What do you think can happen to this deer in wintertime?
Deer Rescued from Frozen Lake by Helicopter
Direct link to the video
via The Guardian
to be stranded
to gain footing
rotor blades of a helicopter
Watch the film again, with subtitles and fill in the missing words