PC, Internet connection; online dictionaries; Go animate; microphone
Students must be acquainted with house and furniture vocabulary.
Students must have an account and know how to use the online software Go Animate - http://goanimate.com
What were these people doing? What divisions were there in that house?
What type of house was that? What do people look for when buying a house?
Students watch their peers' animations at home and answer a questionnaire on each animation:
1. What divisions were there in the house?
2. What type of house was it?
3. Who would be interested in the houses? (according to the flashcards)
4. What furniture is mentioned in the animation?
5. Is that a good house? Why/why not?
Another consolidating activity can be to ask students to do a presentation about their dream house.
Students have done well:
if they have created an animation which meets the requirements of the flashcards, and have ensured the following criteria.
In order to avoid delays in lesson development, the students must be used to the programme and must have used it a few times before this task.
Ask students to explore beforehand all the possibilities that the Go animate software gives them.
Although the site has a paid version, the free version allows a pretty good use of its potential.
Set precise deadlines to conclude the task. If students don ́t finish after the first 90 minutes, ask them to finish it at home.
Be precise in setting the goal of the task and in explaining the evaluation criteria.
The housing theme is connected to everyone. Finding a house is something students can relate to and are interested in.
By using an animation generator programme students build up their text and express their language competences without really exposing themselves.
Engage teachers in the inclusive use of ICT in the language lesson.
Encourage teachers to adopt TBLT and CEFR in their practice.
This task can be introduced in the house and furniture theme which is transversal to most national syllabuses and foreign language programmes.
This task can be performed by making a PowerPoint presentation using Google images and transforming it from a speaking activity into a writing activity.