Grudtvig project 2012-2014
NARRATIVE ON VIDEOS
|Video name:||LATVIA – How to welcome guests|
Category: Food and drinks
Theme: Two Latvian girls preparing two typical dishes to welcome a guest. They explain the recipes in English while cooking. Ingredients are given as running titles, too, but where are the names of the dishes? Role play of the welcome and visit. The toast is in Latvian. The music chosen is modern pop, gives rhythm to the filmed action, which is sometimes accelerated and conveys the feeling that traditions can be shared by young people.
Difficulty: Elementary (A)
Function: Recipe: prescriptive (as to grammar: imperative and passive) and informative (as to vocabulary).
Useful for different levels, according to the activities you suggest.
SUGGESTED EXERCISES RELATED TO VIDEOS
Tasks/Skills: Tasks suggested: questions centering on specialised vocabulary (cooking, kitchen household and food tastes) and proverbs. Recipe writing.
Further activities to acquire vocabulary through ICT (using the moodle tool glossary + crossword to test) and phraseology (lexical chunks)
Of course: writing can be practised through comparison with other traditions and other recipes which may become recipe books with photos.
Exercises on translation through menus: what is and what is not translatable. From menus to role-plays.