New Videos!

by Laura Kernaghan
January 31, 2019

Here at thisislanguage.com we’ve been working on some exciting new content to share with you all! Lots and lots of you have told us how much you and your students enjoy the different accents showcased in our Spanish videos, and how beneficial exposure to this variety can be in the classroom. We thought we’d better make sure the same was available for our other languages, so off we went to Lyon and (a very chilly) Vienna.

We’ll be adding 500 new French and German videos from these trips over the course of the next few months, which means lots of new faces, hours of as-current-as-can-be authentic language and thousands of interactive exercises.

So what’s new exactly?

This week we’ve released the first batch of videos, which comes under the Friends and Family theme. Here’s a table of all the new clips, along with their ID number. Just stick the number in the thisislanguage.com search bar and you’re away!

QuestionsFrench 
IDs
German 
IDs

Can you describe the mum or the dad of one of
your friends?


9239

9501

Describe a characteristic that you admire in one
of your friends. Why do you admire this
characteristic?


9147
9174
9274


9390
9435
9571

Describe the friendship between Harry Potter and
Ron or Hermione.


9467

Describe your best friend’s family.


9298

Describe your first childhood friend.


9468

Do you get on well with your family? Why/Why
not?


9201

9326

Do you have a best friend? What are they like?


9202

9334

Do you think that bullying is a problem for young
people? What kinds of bullying are there and
what can be done to prevent it?


9149
9175
9273

9393
9437
9572

Does your best friend get on with his/her family?
Why/why not?


9294

9503

How have family structures changed over time?
What effect does this have on young people?



9150
9176
9275


9392
9438
9570


In your opinion, what makes a good friend?


9155
9177
9278


9395
9441
9573

Introducing yourself.

9113
9129
9145
9170
9197
9227
9259
9268

9319
9351
9387
9406
9432
9455
9495
9525
9547
9561


Introducing yourself 2: My favourite colour etc.


9117
9258


9549

Introducing yourself 3: My clothing etc.

9125
9143
9195


9323
9385

Talking about friends etc.

9126
9144
9196


9321
9405

Tell me a bit about your family.

9205

9329
9554


What are you going to do with your friends this
weekend?


9208

9331

What did you do to celebrate your birthday this
year?


9297

9502

What have you done recently with your family?


9203

9328

What present have you bought for someone
recently? Describe it.


9462

What will you and your friends do next
Saturday?


9465

Why are friends important?


9464

Would you like to get married in the future?
Why/why not?

9118
9131

9421
9530
9558

Keep an eye on the fortnightly email newsletter for updates on the release of the next round of videos!

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