Note : All Viralelt posts share the same structure. Teacher’s notes appear only on How to use Viralelt. This is done to keep “teacher text” to a minimum and avoid repetition.
Before showing your students the video, tell them they are going to watch an expert being interviewed on a television news programme. Get the full story from the BBC here.
A few days after the video had gone viral the Kelly family were invited back to BBC News to talk about their unexpected, and more than likely unwanted, viral fame. See the video here.
- Do you know anything about this video? Who do you think the man and woman are? Do you think they dealt with the situation well?
- How do you react when somebody interrupts you when you’re in the middle of doing something? Does your reaction depend on who interrupts you, and what they want?
- What are some of the typical interruptions and distractions in your life? What do you do if you need to do something which requires a lot of concentration, and you don’t want to to be disturbed?
- What’s the difference between an interruption and a distraction? How can people avoid them?
- Do you think new technologies have made it more likely that people get interrupted or distracted? Do you find this a problem yourself?
- Is it a good idea to do more than one thing at the same time? Talk about some things which are possible to do at the same time. What about things which you think are difficult, impossible or unadvisable to do at the same time?
- Do you think parents spend enough time with their children these days?
- Who tends to look after young children in your country? Are there childcare facilities, or do parents have to make adjustments to their careers in order to care for their children?
- Do you think most people would like to work from home? What are the advantages and disadvantages of working from home?
- What, in your opinion, is a good work-life balance? Do most of the people you know have a good work-life balance?
Which two of the above questions are being discussed?
Download “Question time” and the “Sitting comfortably?” script in an editable Word document here.
The follow-up video with the Kelly family.
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