There are a lot of ways you can use the videos to learn English. You can…
- listen (…duh!)
- take notes
- pause, repeat
- copy the accent
- act it out
- discuss the topic with friends or classmates
- look up words in a dictionary
- translate passages the old way
- translate words and passages using Google Translate
- print out some paragraphs or the whole video transcript and then use the website at http://l.georges.online.fr/tools/cloze.html to make gap-fill exercises (cut and paste, click on Interactive and fill them in as you listen
- make beautiful word clouds with Wordle
- find other speeches or clips by the same speakers or actors and make a gorgeous fan page at www.scoop.it
- The site YouSpeakIt has an interesting tool for learners: you can repeat and loop while listening to selected videos on their site. It’s a paid service.
Suggest some of your own uses on our comment page.