martes, 16 de abril de 2013

One More Lesson for Life

Ric Elias was a passenger in the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the plane went down? At TED, he told his story publicly for the first time - click on the link to choose the subtitles for this video and to read its transcript.
This is how you can do this Listening activity
  1. Read the following questions
  2. Watch the video with no subtitles (don´t take notes, just watch and listen)
  3. Write as many answers as you remember
  4. Watch the video again with the subtitles in Engl¡sh
  5. Go over the answers you wrote: would you like to change anything?
  6. Check your answers; to do this, you can either watch the video with the subtitles in Spanish or read the transcript (you can choose its language ) 
  • what was Ric´s seat number in the plane?
  • What happened to the plane that made everybody aware of a problem?
  • What had caused the noise, according to the flight attendants?
  • What 3 things happened at the same time after the explosion?
  • What adjective does Ric, the narrator, use to describe the pilot´s tone of voice?
  • How did the flight attendants feel after they heard the pilot´s message?
  • What 3 things did Ric learn from this experience?
  • What is Ric´s goal in life right now?

The video below will help you understand what really happened

Have you (or anyone you know) ever lived a dramatic experience like this one? Would you like to share it with us?

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